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Transcribe MP4 to Text

Create a text transcription from any MP4 video

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Transcribe MP4 files in a few clicks

Gone are the days where you needed to spend hours manually transcribing videos, or using an outdated MP4 to text converter only to find yourself tediously editing all the errors in the transcription. Kapwing’s transcription tools are fueled by AI, using sophisticated speech recognition and machine learning models that give you incredible results. Get the job done—quickly and easily. We’re not exaggerating when we say you’ll have your transcription in a few clicks.

Convert MP4 to text for any use

Turn a product demo snippet into an Instagram video post with captions. Transcribe podcasts to text to include in your show notes. Make your YouTube channel accessible to more viewers. Turn your latest guest interview into a blog post for your website. Create transcripts from a conference recording to share with your team as training materials. No matter what you’re looking to accomplish, Kapwing lets you transcribe video to text easily and with impressive accuracy.

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How to Transcribe MP4 to Text

How to Transcribe MP4 to Text
  1. Upload MP4 file

    Upload an MP4 file from your computer into the Kapwing studio. You can also paste in a link to a video that’s already hosted on another site, like YouTube or TikTok.

  2. Generate transcription

    In the left-hand side panel, go to “Subtitles” and click “Auto Subtitles.” Kapwing’s MP4 to text converter will automatically generate subtitles from the audio in your video. You can then edit as needed until it’s just right.

  3. Download transcription

    When you’re satisfied with the transcription text, click the download icon at the top right of the subtitle editing area. Choose your preferred subtitles file type: VTT, SRT, or TXT. You can then download and use these files wherever they’re accepted.

More than just an MP4 to text converter

You can convert MP4 to text and be done. Or you can stick around and take advantage of more than 100 editing tools in the Kapwing studio. Translate video subtitles into other languages so you can reach audiences around the world. Turn short snippets into full feature videos by adding stock clips, images, and audio. Give your videos a professional feel with transitions, effects, and even title cards. If you can imagine it, you can create it in Kapwing.

AI-powered tools for MP4 files

Automate away the tedious parts of content creation with premium AI-fueled tools like Smart Cut, which removes silences from your videos in seconds. Use the text-based video editor to trim and clean up videos—just edit the transcription and Kapwing will do the rest. You can also use Clean Audio to remove background noise, convert text to speech, and convert documents to video. If you want to create some new content, use AI to generate additional assets like videos, images, and memes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I convert an MP4 file to text accurately?

There are plenty of high-quality tools out there to help you convert MP4 to text accurately and quickly—Kapwing is one of them. That’s because it’s fueled by sophisticated AI algorithms that do a much better job of recognizing speech than outdated tools. While it likely won’t be perfect 100% of the time (no tool is), Kapwing will deliver impressive results that often require minimal editing if any.

Can you convert MP4 to VTT file?

Yes, it’s possible to convert MP4 to text files like a VTT. The best and most efficient way to do it is to use a specialized conversion tool like Kapwing. This way, you can automate away the tedious parts, like manually transcribing or creating your own VTT file. Just upload your MP4, select “Auto subtitles,” and let Kapwing’s AI-powered MP4 to text converter get the job done. When it’s done, just download your VTT file from the download menu.

Where can I transcribe my videos to text quickly online?

Kapwing is a highly-rated tool to transcribe MP4 videos to text quickly and easily. All you need to do is upload your MP4 files, select “Auto subtitles,” and let the generator do the work for you. Edit any text as needed, then export your subtitles file as an SRT, VTT, or TXT. Then it’s ready to use wherever you need.

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