Supported File Formats

With Transcribe, you can import audio and video files in almost any format.

So whether you want to transcribe a voice note from your iPhone, a Zoom meeting, a podcast recording or a video clip, you can do so quickly and easily - simply upload the file and let us do the hard work for you!

If your format is not supported, get in touch and we'll help you to convert your file!

How to use the Transcribe app and online editor

  • Download the Transcribe app or launch the online editor

  • Upload your audio or video file in a supported format

    Supported file formats include mp3, m4a, wav, m4v, mp4, mov and avi. You can import files from any app or cloud storage system.

  • Select your language

    Choose from more than 120 languages and dialects.

  • Start the transcription process

    Your transcription will be ready in no time! Sit back and relax, and we’ll send you a notification when it’s done.

  • Your transcription is ready!

    Proofread and polish the transcription in the app, online or in your preferred file format. With our standard version, you can export the file to TXT, or with our PRO version you can export to PDF, DOCX, SRT and JPG.

Convert your file to text

Prepare your audio file

Choose transcription language

Make the most of our 15-minute free trial to test the quality and accuracy or our automatic transcription service and see for yourself whether it fits your needs.

Supported Languages

Choose from more than 120 languages and dialects. Here are some of the most popular languages on the platform:

US English

UK English






Spanish (Spain)

Spanish (Mexican)

Spanish (Colombian)



Traditional Chinese


What our users are saying

I’m a freelance writer who uses the Voice Memo app when conducting interviews. It would take me HOURS to transcribe what was recorded. And that wasted my time when I could have been writing the article. Transcribe has now freed up that time.
Deb Driscoll
I am disabled and I’ve been looking for this exact technology for at least two years because I can’t type anymore. A lot of these transcriptions don’t work, but this one does. I’ve probably done 60 hours of transcribing audio memos checks and with with very few exceptions it was Word for Word perfect. And when you didn’t get the word right it was because I was mumbling, or what have you.
This converted my rambling voice memos directly into text for use in a word document. My audio quality was low: I recorded with my iPhone in my lap while driving on the highway so there is lots of background noise. Still, the imperfections in text are all from me stammering. Actually, the app cut out lots of ums and repeated words improving what I said. It still requires editing and correcting - mostly formatting - but really couldnt be improved much at all. This is mature technology. Also, the software interface is top notch, like google or even better.
Time-saver and amazing results! Thanks a lot for this help! I often have to work with texts in German, English, Italian.
Just used this app to transcribe a 24 minute interview (on Apple Voice Memos) with my dad, about our family history. Using this app vs. transcribing it myself has literally saved me hours. The transcription was good enough that all I will need to do is clean up a few minor “misreads”, and I can present a written version of this interview to my dad as a gift for Christmas. Thanks for a great app!
Tetris Purist
I am very pleased with this app. I use it primarily to transcribe short information videos. I purchase time in one hour increments which is suitable for my needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What security and privacy measures are in place to keep my files safe?

We take the privacy & security of your personal information very seriously:
All transcriptions are automatic, so no human being hears them.
All transcriptions and audio files are anonymized, so there's no way to identify ownership.
Your files in the cloud are protected by the top-notch security measures provided by Google.

How do you convert an audio file to text?

Use our application or web service to upload file and wait 10-15 minutes for result. That is easy!

What is the maximum file size I can upload?

Online editor: files up to 300Mb are supported.
iOS App: there is no limit on file size.

What can I do if my file format is not supported?

You will need to convert it to one of the supported format first, using specialized tool for your uncommon format or any third party/online converter.