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Transcribe Video to Text

Convert any video to a text transcription online

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From video to text for everyone

Turn your video into a blog, resource, or social media post when you transcribe a video to text. Compel anyone who reads any snippets of your video’s highlights when you share valuable thoughts and quotes your audience will engage with on LinkedIn, your website, Reddit — anywhere online.

No matter how long your video may be, you can easily convert your video to text online with Kapwing’s video to text converter. Increase your reach across all platforms when you get your video transcription in seconds.

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How to Transcribe a Video

Transcribe Video to Text
  1. Upload video

    Start transcribing your video by uploading it to Kapwing directly from your device or by pasting its video URL link from YouTube, Vimeo, Google Photos, etc.

  2. Auto-generate video transcription

    Open the “Subtitles” tab and auto-generate subtitles for your video. Then, select “Download transcript” to transcribe your video to text in seconds.

  3. Export and download

    Export your new video transcript and download a file so you can repost quotes to social media, timestamp the highlights of your video, or just for safe keeping.

Automatically transcribe your videos accurately

Take any video and automatically get accurate subtitles, an SRT file, or a video transcript in seconds. Today, content online takes many different forms: still images, video, graphics, infographics, blog posts, articles, and more.

Increase your reach and capture all the details of your video when you get a text transcription of your videos. Prepare your video content to take on any platform in text form as a blog post, a social media caption, or a short-form teaser on paragraph. With Kapwing’s video to text converter, you’ll have the most accurate subtitles and text transcript to share with anyone online.

When you get text files from video recordings, you make it easier for yourself and others to consume your content. Take an online video lesson, for example. Get a text transcription of your video lesson so your students can read over the content and you can accommodate those who aren’t visual learners.

This free, online tool works for all major video file types including MP4, MOV, WebM, and more. You can also paste your video URL link from most video hosting sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, or TikTok to upload it and get a text transcript. Access Kapwing directly from any device in your web browser and turn video or audio to text with this video transcription software.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I turn a video into text?
Turn any video into text using any video to text converter or transcriber. If you want to transcribe video to text for free, the most recommended tool by over 3,000 4.9+ star Google reviews is Kapwing. You can access their free video transcription software online on any device and get an accurate text transcript in seconds.
Can I convert a YouTube video to text?
Yes! Use Kapwing’s online video transcription software to convert a YouTube video to text directly from your device. Simply copy and paste the YouTube link of your own video to Kapwing and automatically get an accurate text transcription online.

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.
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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.
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