Using FasterWhisper on Ubuntu

faster-whisper is a faster implementation of OpenAI’s Whisper.

Someone else has added a “front end” to it so we can just about use it as a drop in replacement for Whisper.

We can easily install it with pip.

pip install -U faster-Whisper
pip install -U whisper-ctranslate2

For some reason initially the quality was worse then vanilla Whisper. Adding the “–compute_type float32” option improved the quality to where there was not any difference between them.

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