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VIDEO TO TEXT

Transcribe videos to text with subtitles, translations, and compatible text file formats.

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Upload a video

Get a transcript

It’s as simple as that. Kapwing converts video to text with an AI-powered automatic transcription software. 

Upload videos up to 2 hours, fast

No need to split your videos up in order for it to upload. This video to text converter supports full-length videos up to 2 hours of footage, making it perfect for meetings, webinars, and podcast transcriptions

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Upload videos up to 2 hours, fast

Download subtitle files in various formats

Get the most accurate video transcriptions to repurpose video content for every channel you have. Convert videos to text files like .VTT, .SRT, .TXT so you can use your video transcript anywhere. 

Get subtitles
Download subtitle files in various formats

Translate speech to text in more than
75 languages

The secret to building an audience? Content localization. Part of atomizing content is translating it to reach a wider audience. Use this video to text converter to transcribe, translate, and edit your video for more reach. 

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Translate speech to text in more than 75 languages
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“As a social media agency owner, there's a variety of video needs that my clients have. From adding subtitles to resizing videos for various platforms, Kapwing makes it possible for us to create incredible content that consistently exceeds client expectations.

Vannesia Darby

CEO of Moxie Nashville

Every video creation tool you need, all in one place
Get all your editing done in one place. Craft your videos for every platform using powerful features accessible for everyone.
Online video editor
Edit your videos with our fast, powerful video editor. Accessible for beginners, feature-rich for pros. Available on any device.
Magic subtitles
AI-powered subtitles let you add  word-by-word captions to any video. Change colors, fonts, and add animations or transitions.
Generative AI
Text to video is here. Create videos with a simple text prompt that include stock clips, music, subtitles, and transitions.
Collaborative editing
Organize footage and files with a sharedworkspace. Review and share feedback with your fast with real-time comments.
Edit video with text
Edit a video just by editing text. Trim or clip sections of a video by removing text from the video's auto-generated transcript.
Automatic resize
Resize, flip, or crop videos to fit any platform. Special social media Safe Zones ensure your content always fits correctly.
Instant transcripts
Transcribe video to text with a single click. Repurpose audio or video content into articles and text posts, or convert to subtitles.
One-click translation
Take your content global and translate with 70+ languages in seconds. Accurate translation for transcripts and voice overs.
Enhance audio quality
Clean audio automatically, remove background noise, add music and effects, and split or merge audio with our built-in audio editor.
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“Kapwing is probably the most important tool for me and my team. [It's] smart, fast, easy to use and full of features that are exactly what we need to make our workflow faster and more effective. We love it more each day and it keeps getting better.”

Panos Papagapiou

Managing Partner at Epathlon

How to Transcribe a Video to Text

  1. Upload video

    Upload your video file or paste the URL link to the video you want to transcribe to text.

  2. Convert video to text

    Open the "Transcript" tab and select "Trim with Transcript." Then, adjust your preferred language setting and click "Generate Transcript."

  3. Download text transcript

    Once you’ve generated the text, click the download icon (a downwards-pointing arrow), and download a .VTT, .SRT, or .TXT text format.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I turn a video into a text file?

Converting a video into a text file is easy with a reliable video to text converter. Using a tool like Kapwing, you can simply upload your video, and the converter will generate a text file with an accurate transcription.

Can I convert video to text for free?

Absolutely! You can convert video to text for free using Kapwing's online video to text converter. With a high recommendation from over 3,000 users with 4.9+ star Google reviews, Kapwing offers a free and efficient solution. Just upload your video, and the converter will provide you with an accurate text transcription at no cost.

Where can I transcribe a video to text?

Accessible on any device, Kapwing's video to text converter makes sure you get an accurate text transcript in under a minute. Whether you're converting a YouTube video or any other video, simply upload the file, and the video transcription software will handle the process for you.

What's different about Kapwing?

Easy
Easy
Start creating immediately with thousands of templates and copyright free videos, images, music, and GIFs. Repurpose content from the internet by pasting a link.
Free
Free
Kapwing is completely free to start. Just upload a video and start editing. Supercharge your editing workflow with our powerful online tools.
Accessible
Accessible
Automatically subtitle and translate videos with our AI-powered Subtitler tool. Caption your videos in seconds, so that no viewers get left behind.
Online
Online
Kapwing is cloud based, which means your videos are wherever you are. Use it on any device and access your content anywhere in the world.
No spam or ads
No spam or ads
We don't serve ads: we're committed to building a quality, trustworthy website. And we will never spam you nor sell your information to anyone.
Powerful
Powerful
Kapwing works hard to help make the content you want, when you want it. Get started on your project today.
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Best online video service ever. And a miracle for deaf people.
[Subtitler] is able to autogenerate subtitles for video in almost any language. I'm deaf (or almost deaf, to be correct) and thanks to Kapwing I'm now able understand and react on videos from my friends :)
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Information Services Freelancer
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This tool should be in every social media account managers' bookmark list.
I use this daily to help with video editing. Even if you're a pro video editor, their is no need to be spending hours trying to get the format correct. Kapwing does the hard work for you.
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Kapwing is incredibly intuitive. Many of our marketers were able to get on the platform and use it right away with little to no instruction. No need for downloads or installations - it just works.
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With Kapwing, we're always ready to create.
Kapwing is an essential tool that we use in MOXIE Nashville every day. As a social media agency owner, there's a variety of video needs that my clients have. From adding subtitles to resizing videos for various platforms, Kapwing makes it possible for us to create incredible content that consistently exceeds client expectations. With Kapwing, we're always ready to create - from anywhere!
Vannesia Darby
CEO at MOXIE Nashville
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Spend less time learning... and more time crafting stories.
Kapwing helps you spend less time learning complex video editing platforms and more time crafting stories that will connect with your audience and customers. We've used the platform to help create engaging social media clips from our clients' podcasts and we can't wait to see how the platform simplifies this process going forward. If you've learned graphic design with Canva, you can learn video editing with Kapwing.
Grant Taleck
Co-Founder at AuthentIQMarketing.com
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It keeps getting better!
Kapwing is probably the most important tool for me and my team. It’s always there to meet our everyday needs in creating scroll-stopping and engaging videos for us and our clients. Kapwing is smart, fast, easy to use and full of features that are exactly what we need to make our workflow faster and more effective. We love it more each day and it keeps getting better.
Panos Papagapiou
Managing Partner at EPATHLON
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By the far the most user friendly software to use.
As a housewife at home looking to start a Youtube channel for fun with absolutely zero editing experience, it was so easy for me to teach myself via their YouTube channel. It takes the tediousness out of editing and encourages creativity. As long as Kapwing is around, I will be using their software.
Kerry-lee Farla
Youtuber
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Kapwing is my secret weapon!
This is one of the most powerful, yet inexpensive and easy-to-use video editing software I've found. I blow my team away with how fast and efficiently I can edit and turnaround video projects.
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Kapwing is king.
When I use this software, I feel all sorts of creative juices flowing because of how jam-packed with features the software really is. A very well-made product that will keep you enticed for hours.
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Love this site.
As a English Foreign Language Teacher, this site helps me to quickly subtitle interesting videos that I can use in class. The students love the videos, and the subtitles really help them to learn new vocabulary as well as better understand and follow the video.
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Excellent subtitling features
[It] works perfectly for me. Have been using Kapwing for a year or so, and their automatic subtitle tool gets better and better every week, it's rare that I have to correct a word. Keep up the good work!
Natasha Ball
Consultant
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Best online video service ever. And a miracle for deaf people.
[Subtitler] is able to autogenerate subtitles for video in almost any language. I'm deaf (or almost deaf, to be correct) and thanks to Kapwing I'm now able understand and react on videos from my friends :)
Mitch Rawlings
Information Services Freelancer
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