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Podcast Transcript Generator

Easily turn a podcast to text in just a few clicks.
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The fastest way to get a podcast transcript online

Whether your podcast is 30 minutes or 2 hours, get a podcast transcription in seconds. This is the most simple way to turn your podcasts to text and get a podcast transcript. Find highlights in your podcast easily, turn your video podcast to a blog post, or edit your video via text transcript. With Kapwing, repurposing and editing podcasts has never been easier.

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How to Transcribe a Podcast

How to Transcribe a Podcast
  1. Upload podcast
    Upload your podcast or audio file directly from your device. Or, paste a URL link to upload your file to Kapwing.
  2. Generate podcast transcript
    Open the “Subtitles” tab on the left-hand sidebar and select “Auto Subtitles.” A text transcript of your podcast audio will automatically generate.
  3. Download podcast text
    Download your transcript by clicking on the “Download” icon above the generated subtitle window. You can choose to download your text file as .VTT, .TXT, or .SRT.

Transcribing podcast audio to text made easy

Speed up your editing process with a transcribed podcast

Save hours of time having to listen back to your podcast audio file and never transcribe podcasts yourself again. Kapwing’s free online podcast transcript generator turns podcast audio to text quickly and accurately, so you can focus more on editing podcasts instead of seeking through your content.

Boost SEO ranking with text-based content

Get creative! Repurpose podcast text transcripts for social media captions, blog posts, articles, and other online platforms. Podcast transcriptions also boost your content’s SEO significantly. Search engines like Google use text-based content to determine the relevance of a website or page. By adding text transcripts to podcasts, you provide search engines with more medium to index and increase the ranking of your content.

The podcast transcriber for YouTube and Spotify podcasts

Take any podcast you’ve uploaded to YouTube or Spotify, and quickly get a transcript in seconds. With 100+ video and audio editing tools, Kapwing is a recommended podcast transcription software YouTubers and podcasters can use for free – no downloads or payment required. This podcast transcript generator works with all major file formats, including MP4, MOV, AVI, M4V, WebM, MP3, WAV, FLAC, and WMA.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I turn my podcast into text?

You can turn your podcast audio into text transcripts by using Kapwing’s Podcast Transcript Generator. Upload audio file formats from your device or paste a URL link to instantly generate your podcast transcript. For audio files, you can upload any of the following file types MP4, MOV, AVI, M4V, WebM, MP3, WAV, FLAC, and WMA.

Is it worth transcribing a podcast?

Absolutely! Converting your podcast to text is not only beneficial for individuals with hearing impairment or those who prefer reading over listening–podcast transcripts bring more exposure to your show. You can increase your online presence, ranking, and searchability by generating text transcripts for your content and taking advantage of keyword searches.

How do I get free podcast transcripts?

With over 2 million creators, the best free podcast transcriber to generate transcripts from podcasts is Kapwing. To get your free podcast transcripts, simply upload a podcast, generate a transcript, and download a text file. Kapwing will create a transcript out of a podcast for you, instantly. You can choose to download your text file as .VTT, .TXT, or .SRT.

What is a podcast transcript?

A podcast transcript is a text-based version of your podcast. Everything in the audio is written out word-for-word, including timestamps to indicate what was said in your recording.

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