First, please check this page where there are some notes about specific Linux distros.
Note about outputting audio
The commonest problem that people have with the Linux version is that sound won't output, and that Transcribe! may freeze, or pause for several seconds before starting to play sound. If this happens to you then please see the FAQ here.
System requirements : a computer running Linux on x86, 32 or 64-bit, with GStreamer-1.0, GTK-3.
Unpack it with "tar -xzf xscsetup.tar.gz".
It is a binary distribution so there may be other issues with library versions etc.
There is more information in the readme you will find in the download.
If you are running an older Linux distro
We do keep an older Linux build, version 8.40, for you to try if your library versions are too old for the current version of Transcribe!
System requirements : a computer running Linux on x86, 32 or 64-bit, with GTK 2.18 or later, GStreamer 0.10 and ALSA 1.0.6 or later.