Listen N Write can play and transcribe ordinary audio and video recordings while using its integrated word processor.
It has special features that simplify transcription work as you can control via keys (while using its integrated word processor) and insert time markers (bookmarks). Moreover, the audio stream is automatically rewound for a few seconds when you press the Pause key. The included media player has several control buttons to choose from; fast forward, rewind play, and pause. Listen N Write also includes support for hotkeys allowing mouseless playback control straight through the F keys.
Listen N Write can be considered the standard program for any transcription because its simplicity and small size make it a good choice for any skill level.