Transcribe Audio to Text

Automatically transcribe speech or audio to text in just a few clicks. No software to download—upload your audio file below to get started.
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Convert audio or speech to text in seconds

Need an audio transcription fast? Kapwing lets you quickly transcribe a voice recording and other forms of audio in just a few clicks. There's no software to download—our audio to text tool is available entirely online. Once your audio has been automatically transcribed, you can download your transcription as a SRT, VTT, or TXT file.

Here's how it works: Kapwing's AI-powered software takes your audio file and automatically creates a transcription in whatever language you select. From there, you can download your transcription, add subtitles, or even edit the transcribed text to your liking. Kapwing supports popular audio formats like MP3 and WAV, and the final output is a word-by-word transcription of all spoken audio in your file. It's simple, easy, and fast—your audio will convert to text in only a few seconds.

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How to Transcribe Audio to Text

How to Transcribe Audio to Text
  1. Upload an audio file
    Click the 'Upload audio' button and select an audio file from your computer. You can also drag and drop a file inside the editor.
  2. Transcribe the audio
    Select 'Subtitles' from the menu to the left and then click on 'Auto subtitles.’ Choose the language you want from the dropdown and Kapwing will automatically create an audio transcription. You can make quick edits to your transcription from here.
  3. Download transcription
    Click on the download icon that's just above the transcript editor. Choose the transcript file format you prefer. You can download your transcript as an SRT, VTT, or TXT file.

Transcribe audio recordings in a few clicks

Automatic transcriptions for everyone

Kapwing's audio transcriber takes the hassle out of transcription with automatic tools that turn your audio, voiceover, and MP3 files into text in seconds. Our AI-powered transcriptions are fast, accurate, and turn-key—and editing the output is simple if you need to make revisions or corrections. All popular audio formats are supported and you don't need to download anything; our audio to text generator is available online.

Download transcripts in popular formats

Transcripts have a wide variety of uses, including subtitles and closed captions. Kapwing makes using your transcripts easy by supporting all popular formats, including SRT, VTT, and even a basic TXT file. If you want to overlay your transcript to a video, you can do that too from the same tool. Downloads are one-click and available instantly.

Edit all of your transcripts online

Kapwing is a web-based editing platform for all of your editing needs. Once you've created your audio or video transcripts with Kapwing, you can make direct edits to the full transcript from our online editor—just click the section you'd like to edit and make changes instantly. All of your transcribed files can be downloaded from there, or safely stored on Kapwing.

Affordable audio transcripts for any budget

Kapwing's Pro plan unlocks our automatic transcription tool and starts as low as $16 per month for annual plans. There are no credits or hidden pricing—you'll get unlimited audio and video transcripts for one low price. Plus, you'll also get access to all of Kapwing's other tools, including our text to speech software,AI-powered video generation, and a fully-featured audio editor.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I transcribe audio to text?

Upload your audio file to Kapwing and then click on the 'Subtitles' button from the left sidebar. Then select 'Auto subtitles' and choose your preferred language from the dropdown—Kapwing will then automatically transcribe your audio into text, which you can edit and change.

How do I download an audio transcription?

After you automatically transcribe your audio file with Kapwing, click on the download icon above the transcription editor and choose the file type you prefer. Transcriptions can be downloaded as SRT, VTT, or TXT files.

Can I convert video to text, too?

Yes, Kapwing's video transcriber is built on the same AI-powered technology we use to transcribe audio files. You can upload a variety of video files to Kapwing, select the 'Auto subtitles' feature, and then download a transcript of your video. It's fast and easy.

How quickly can I convert audio into text?

Kapwing's audio transcriber is almost instant—it takes just a few clicks to get started, and your transcription will be finished seconds later. You might take a few extra moments to edit or modify the transcript to your liking.

How accurate are automatic transcriptions?

Kapwing's automatic audio to text tools are highly accurate. Some auto-transcripts may need to be revised to perfect accuracy, but you'll save lots of time compared to transcribing audio files yourself—or even paying for a transcription service.

Why should I transcribe my audio files?

Transcriptions help make your audio and video content more accessible. You can use transcriptions to provide full text transcriptions, written summaries, subtitles, and closed captions. Many people prefer to read rather than listen or watch, and transcribing your audio to text gives them that option.

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