Automatic Video Transcription

Whether you’re taking notes from a conference call or adding subtitles to a film, transcribe video to text quickly and easily with our AI-powered video-to-text converter.
Convert video to text

Supported video formats for transcription

Benefits of our video-to-text transcription service

Automatic transcription

Automatically convert video to text with our AI-powered service. Use the app and online editor to automatically generate notes from video files.

More than 120 languages

Convert video to text in more than 120 languages and dialects.

Import in a variety of formats

Import video files from any app or cloud storage system. Supported video formats include m4v, mp4, mov and avi.

Document export

Export transcribed text into a document with timestamps and polish it there. Supported formats include PDF and SRT.

Zoom integration

Record video meetings and webinars and get meeting notes almost instantly.

Night mode

Dim the lights when you work late into the night.

Collaboration tools

Collaborate with colleagues and give them edit access via Teams feature.


Bonus 5 hours of transcription time

Get 5 hours extra video transcription time each month - that’s equivalent to 2 feature-length movies!

Additional export formats

Export your video transcriptions to TXT, PDF, DOCX, JPG and SRT*.

*SRT is the ideal format for subtitles.

Cloud storage

Up to 500 files of video recordings can be backed up in the cloud.


Access your transcriptions from any device (iPhone, iPad, MacOS or a web browser).

Edit on your phone, PC or Mac

Proofread and edit your video transcription on your preferred device.

Priority support

Quicker replies and help when you need it.


Bonus 30 hours of transcription time

Additional time credits every month.

Collaboration tools

Ability to create teams for collaboration (up to 5 teams).

Cloud storage

Up to 1 000 audio files with infinite storage time.


For podcasters

Add subtitles to your video podcast quickly and easily.

For business

Save time making notes on conference calls.

For journalists

Transcribe filmed interviews to text to speed up your workflow.

For academics

Save time on your academic research.

For students

Transcribe lectures and seminars.

How to convert video to text using Transcribe

  • Download the Transcribe app or launch the online editor

  • Upload your video file

    Import video files from any app or cloud storage system. Supported video file formats include m4v, mp4, mov and avi.

  • Choose your language

    Select from more than 120 languages and dialects.

  • Start the transcription

    Your video-to-text transcription will be ready in no time! Make yourself a cup of tea and we’ll send you a notification when it’s done.

  • Your video transcription is ready!

    Proofread and polish the transcription in the app, online or in your preferred file format.

Choose from 120 languages

These are some of the most popular languages for video transcription:

US English

UK English






Spanish (Spain)

Spanish (Mexican)

Spanish (Colombian)



Traditional Chinese


Document export

Export transcribed text to TXT, or upgrade to export to PDF, DOCX, JPG and SRT*

*SRT is the ideal file format for subtitles.

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 is video-to-text transcription?

Video transcription is the process of converting a video file into a text file. That might be a conference call recording that you want to make notes on, a video that you want to add subtitles to for accessibility purposes, or an interview that you want to turn into a written article.

What are the main ways to convert video to text?

To convert video to text one can use our application or web service. All it takes is to upload file and wait 10-15 minutes for result. That is easy!

What formats can I transcribe?

Audio: .mp3, .wav, .m4a
Video: .m4v, .mp4, .mov, .avi

Is it possible to convert Youtube videos?

Yes. You will need to download it as video file first.

Can I add videos from YouTube or other services?

Yes. You will need to download it as video file first.

How much does it cost to convert video to text?

We provide transcription of the first 15 minutes of your audio for free to test the quality and accuracy of our transcription service, so you can see for yourself whether it fits your needs.

You could then complete the rest of the transcription yourself, or buy credit for $5/hour (or save money and get 10 hours for $30).

Our PRO service is $14.99 a month, which gets you 5 hours of transcription time a month, plus a range of other benefits.