Audio-to-Text Converter

Easily and instantly transcribe your audio-to-text with our AI audio-to-text converter software. Then automatically analyze your converted audio file with leading artificial intelligence through a simple AI chat interface.

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Leading AI audio-to-text converter for 150,000+ incredible people and teams

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Step 1: Create a Speak Account

To start your transcription, you first need to create a Speak account. No worries, this is super easy to do!

Get a 7-day trial with 30 minutes of free audio and video transcription included.

To sign up for Speak and start your transcription, visit the Speak app register page here.

Step 2: Upload your file(s) for Transcription

We typically recommend MP4s for video or MP3s for audio.

However, we accept a range of audio and video file types. Once you upload your file all you have to do is select the desired language from the language dropdown menu to automatically transcribe. If you have video, you can use our video-to-text converter

You can upload your file for transcription in several ways using Speak:

Accepted Audio File Types

  • MP3
  • M4A
  • WAV
  • OGG
  • WEBM
  • M4P
  • Many more!

Accepted Video File Types

  • MP4
  • M4V
  • WMV
  • AVI
  • MOV
  • FLV
  • Many more! 

Transcribe Publicly Available URLs

You can also upload media to Speak through a publicly available URL.

As long as the file type extension is available at the end of the URL you will have no problem importing your recording for automatic transcription and analysis.

Transcribe YouTube Videos With Ease

Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKfcLcHeivc).

Speak will automatically find the file, calculate the length, and import the video.

Integrate With Anything

As mentioned, Speak also contains a range of integrations for Zoom, Zapier, Vimeo and more that will help you automatically transcribe your media.

This library of integrations continues to grow! Have a request? Feel encouraged to send us a message.

Step 3: Calculate and pay the total automatically

Once you have your audio or video file ready and load it into Speak, it will automatically calculate the total cost (you get 30 minutes free in the trial - take advantage of it!).

You can pay by subscribing to a personalized plan using our real-time calculator with included minutes.

You can also add a balance or pay for uploads without a plan using your credit card.

Step 4: Wait for Speak to transcribe your audio or video

Our automated transcription software will prepare your transcript in seconds.

Once completed, you will get an email notification that your transcript is complete. 

That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the transcript, analysis, and export formats ready for you.

Step 5: View and edit your automated transcript

Want to tackle the transcript edits yourself? All good! Once you receive your automated transcript you have the option to edit your transcript at any time.

Easily update speaker names, find and replace, and get your automatic transcript up to full accuracy with our intuitive transcript editing system.

Step 6: Export your transcript and share interactive media players

You can export your transcript in PDF, Word, TXT, HTML and even more advanced formats like CSV or JSON depending on your plan.

A more effective way of sharing transcripts is through a shareable media library that includes the media file, AI insights and an interactive transcript.

There is so much more that you can do with Speak to enrich the value of your media and transcripts.

Never hesitate to send us a message on live chat - we are always here to help!

You may be interested in how to transcribe in different languages instantly and easily with Speak's intuitive transcription and natural language processing software. We’ve shared resources below on all the languages Speak can help you transcribe!

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How Much Does It Cost To Transcribe?

Speak offers highly competitive pricing for transcription compared to other transcription solutions. For a starting user, Speak offers automated transcription for only $0.025 USD per minute. That is only $1.50 USD per hour!

We also scale our pricing based on media volume and can offer even bigger discounts to large customers.

So, if you have over 100 hours of transcription per month please contact us through live chat and we will set you up with a customized price per minute to make transcription even more affordable!

You can learn more about how to transcribe with Speak and the relevant pricing on the website pricing page and the in-app pricing page.

What Can You Transcribe?

  • Transcribe interviews
  • Transcribe videos
  • Transcribe audio
  • Transcribe earnings calls
  • Transcribe focus groups
  • Transcribe meetings
  • Transcribe phone calls
  • Transcribe YouTube videos
  • Transcribe Vimeo videos
  • Transcribe Zoom recordings
  • Transcribe Google Meet recordings
  • Transcribe Microsoft Teams recordings
  • Transcribe podcasts

And so much more!

How To Export Transcripts

With Speak, you can easily export transcriptions to many formats.

Below is a list of options for exporting your transcripts in Speak:

  • Export transcripts to Word Docs
  • Export transcripts to PDFs
  • Export transcripts to CSVs
  • Export transcripts to TXT files
  • Export transcripts to HTML
  • Export transcripts to SRTs
  • Export transcripts to VTTs
  • Export transcripts to JSON

How To Generate Captions

If you are looking to subtitle or caption, Speak is a powerful solution. Speak’s automatic transcription software automatically generates transcripts with timestamps that enable Speak to quickly create SRT and VTT files necessary for captions and subtitles.

What Other Languages Can Speak Transcribe?

Speak already has users from over 90 countries and we continuously get requests to transcribe and analyze in different languages.

You can see the entire list of languages Speak supports through both the software and APIs

Customers love us and we love them!

I had 10 one-hour interviews that I needed to transcribe and analyze. Speak helped with that process immensely. Wishing you all the luck. I seriously think you have a winning product here.
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Karen Shulman Dupuis
Coach at Centre for Social Innovation
As a person who spends hours per day brainstorming out loud I never had the ability to make sense of all of my thoughts. Speak Ai had the ability to synthesize hours of audio into useful insights.
Justin Finkelstein
Justin Finkelstein
Citi Technology Innovation Center, Founding Member
“This is super cool. I can definitely see the value in what you have built. We look forward to continuing to work with you and accessing this powerful technology.”

Ashley Conyngham
Ashley Conyngham
Director, Marketing & Communications, LEDC

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions about our AI audio to text converter.

An AI Audio to Text Converter is a state-of-the-art tool that uses artificial intelligence to convert spoken words into written text. This technology is highly efficient in transcribing various audio formats, providing fast and accurate results.

The conversion process involves advanced speech recognition technology. The AI analyzes the audio file, recognizes speech patterns, and converts them into corresponding text. This process is enhanced by machine learning algorithms for improved accuracy over time.

Our AI audio to text converter is versatile and supports numerous file types including MP3, WAV, OGG, M4A, and MP4. This ensures compatibility with a wide range of audio and video sources.

Our converter supports transcription in over 70 languages, accommodating global users. It also includes language detection features to automatically identify and transcribe audio in multiple languages within the same file.

Yes, our converter is equipped with speaker diarization technology, which enables it to distinguish between different speakers and accurately attribute text in a conversation or a meeting setup.

Absolutely! Our converter is designed for both personal and professional use. It's ideal for transcribing interviews, meetings, podcasts, and other professional recordings where accuracy is paramount.

Yes, our audio to text converter is equipped to handle various accents and dialects. We continuously update our AI algorithms to recognize and accurately transcribe speech from diverse linguistic backgrounds.

Yes, our converter can transcribe live speech, making it ideal for real-time applications such as live event coverage, streaming services, and instant transcription of meetings or conferences.

Yes, our converter is designed to seamlessly integrate with enterprise systems. It can be incorporated into existing workflows in businesses, offering efficient transcription services for corporate meetings, training sessions, and customer interactions.
We provide an intuitive editing interface where users can easily review and edit transcripts. This includes features like search-and-replace, automatic time-stamping, and easy correction of any transcription errors.

Educational institutions can use our AI converter to transcribe lectures and seminars for better accessibility. It helps in creating searchable text databases for study materials, thereby enhancing the learning experience for students, especially those with special needs.

Our converter stands out due to its high transcription accuracy, support for over 70 languages, and integration with various platforms like YouTube, Zoom, and Google Meet. We also offer competitive pricing and excellent customer support.

We prioritize data security and confidentiality. All transcriptions are processed with strict security protocols to ensure your information remains private and protected.

Yes, in addition to transcription, our software can analyze sentiments and identify named entities, providing deeper insights into your audio files.

Yes, we offer a 7-day fully-featured trial with 30 minutes of free transcription, allowing you to experience our converter's capabilities firsthand.

Transcribing audio content into text makes your website more accessible and indexable by search engines, helping to improve your site’s SEO ranking. It also enhances user engagement by providing readable content alongside audio and video.

How can I benefit from converting audio files to text?

There are many benefits to using speech-to-text software to convert your audio files into text. Audio recording to text converters unlock many ways to grow your business which we will list below. 

From accessibility to increased on-page time, transcribing your audio can do wonders for both personal and business use cases.

Here are some of the top reasons to transcribe your audio to text: 

Make your site and media more accessible

With an increased focus on web accessibility standards and making all websites more accessible, it's good to focus on improving accessibility of the media you host on your site. 

WCAG, ACA and other standards recommend that you provide a link to a transcript on the any audio or video file page on your site. Best practice however, would be to paste the full transcript on your page. 

You can also generate captions and subtitles that can be added to your audio or video files which makes your content more accessible for individuals with hearing impairments or even non-native language speakers. 

Everyone loves a good SEO boost

Nothing makes marketers, podcasters and site owners happier than a nice little SEO boost. And what's the best way to get that SEO boost? By making your user (and Google) happy. 

Including keyword and context rich transcripts on a webpage is a great way to serve user intent which contributes to increasing page ranking factors related to good user experience. 

Not only will you start ranking for more keywords, but the inclusion of a transcript also allows users to read along with your audio or video which is great for user engagement. By creating more context for search engines, there is also a higher chance of your page being shown to more people. 

Converting speech to text is a great way to recall better

While some people are great at listening or watching something and digesting all that information, there are many more people who benefit from a visual learning approach. 

If you find yourself in that latter category, converting useful videos, tutorials and lectures into text can be a great way to improve your learning arsenal. A transcript gives you a full text solution that you can use for various purposes such as lecture notes, flashcards and Powerpoint presentations to name a few.

You speak faster than you type

The average typing speed is around 50 wpm while the average speaking rate is about 150wpm. In general this means that most people speak 3x faster than they type. 

Knowing this, wouldn't it make sense to start transitioning to a speaking first approach to typing where typing plays an editing vs creation role? Using an audio to text converter is a great way to brainstorm and quickly get ideas from your brain onto a page. This approach is also very effective in allowing you to overcome writer's block and get many ideas on a page for you to edit later.

In fact, this entire page started as an audio brainstorming session! Unlock the power of AI transcription services today with Speak. 

Want to know how to transcribe a YouTube Video? Check out the full guide to turning Youtube videos into valuable assets.

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