Last updated 10/10/23
If you click the link above, you’ll see it goes to an Evernote page that has the Clubhouse graphic and audio recording of the chat, as well as an AI-generated transcript from Sonix.ai. (Please see the additional comments about the transcript in the notes below.)
When creating an open Clubhouse room, you can choose to turn on Replays. The Replay is created automatically once you open the room and will be available on Clubhouse until you delete it. Replays let your audience hear the discussion at a later time, share the link to the chat on and off Clubhouse, skip to the next speaker, and make 30-second clips.
Just as — perhaps even more — importantly, Replays can be re-purposed in other ways, such as in part or whole on other social media sites. You know I LOVE to re-purpose content! For instance, I could transcribe one or more recordings and copy my words to a blog article. I’ve also extracted clips to make audiograms to promote the replay in between live events. I’m thrilled to announce that my Clubhouse shows are available on NarratorsRoadmap.com with AI-generated transcripts and on podcast platforms like Apple and Amazon/Audible!
I found that downloading the Replay wasn’t as straightforward a process as I would like. After another narrator who ran a Clubhouse room was unable to download the audio, I decided to create this 4:49 video to show the steps.
1) Only THE ROOM CREATOR and/or THE PERSON WHO STARTS THE ROOM may download the recording. This article states that only the creator can do it. I’ve found if I start the room that another person created, I can download the replay.
1A) Clubhouse made changes in how you find the house and its replays, but the download sequence works the same way I showed in the video.
2) I have an iPhone. The screens and steps on an Android phone might be somewhat different.
3) If you have an iPhone and an Apple computer, you can use AirDrop to “magically” copy the file from your phone, assuming you have the right version and are within Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range. It’s even faster and easier than the email solution that I showed, but I said email is easiest because everyone can do it. You’ll find Airdrop instructions here.
4) My video beta tester said the last page they Googled appeared at 3:01 in the video, where the NarratorsRoadmap.com page is shown in my background. As I wrote in a screen annotation at 2:51, you’re in Safari at this point. Therefore, the last site you visited will appear on your screen.
5) My video beta tester also reported that the download arrow discussed at 3:05 in the video appeared at the bottom of the screen rather than the top. Apple moved the Safari URL tab bar to the bottom of the screen when they released iOS 15. You can move it back to the top of the screen to match my orientation by using these instructions.
6) For some reason I haven’t discovered, the Replay is an MP4 file, which is a video format. I used Camtasia to convert it to an MP3 file. Pro Tools also would convert it, but it was taking too much time.
7) If you want to transcribe your replay, here’s my affiliate link to Sonix.ai as we both get free minutes if you sign up for the service. I use Sonix a lot to transcribe podcasts and YouTube videos where I want the info but don’t have time to listen and take notes. Sonix doesn’t write the words with 100% accuracy, but the 80% or more (usually 90-95%) that it gets right is enough for me to understand the gist of what was said. If parts of the transcription don’t make sense, the audio is cued with the text, so it’s easy to hear a certain segment. Sonix also doesn’t necessarily include the proper punctuation on the transcript.
8) I’ve started a Clubhouse House named Narrators Roadmap and invite you to join! You don’t need to be a member of the NarratorsRoadmap.com site. This House is open to everyone! Every other Wednesday, I host the Pit Stop room — your fortnightly mid-week rest area to refuel your drive! I talk with audiobook narrators who have at least 1 other profession. They’ll inspire us to use all of our talents and gifts! You can hear previous shows and/or read their transcripts on the Pit Stop page.
When Clubhouse rolled out its 2.0 platform in September, it made all Houses into private spaces. People can attend new rooms only by invitation. Replays made after the update are only available to House members and will have a little lock icon on them to indicate that status.