Video to Text Converter

Easily transcribe your video files to text with our AI video to text converter software. Then take it a step further by analyzing your video with Named Entity Recognition, Sentiment Analysis and AI Chat.

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Transcription Accuracy With High-Quality Audio
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Increase In Transcription & Analysis Time Savings
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How to convert video to text with Speak Ai

Use Speak As A Video-to-Text Converter

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!

Our team is happy to give you 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.

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

Accepted Audio File Types

  • MP3
  • M4A
  • WAV
  • OGG
  • WEBM
  • M4P

Accepted Video File Types

  • MP4
  • M4V
  • WMV
  • AVI
  • MOV
  • FLV

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.

YouTube URLs

Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example,

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

Please make sure you use the full link and not the shortened YouTube snippet. Additionally, make sure you remove the channel name from the URL.

Speak Integrations

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 as little as a few minutes. Generally, Speak takes about half the audio or video length to produce the transcript and insights.

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 $0.05 USD per minute. That is only $3.6 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.

So, in January, Speak introduced 20 new languages!

That brings us to 25 languages in total offered which you can see below:

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

How can I benefit from converting video files to text?

There are many benefits to using speech-to-text software to convert your video files into text. 

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

Here are some of the top reasons to transcribe your video 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 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 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.

Effortless Content Accessibility

Embrace the power of inclusivity with our Video to Text Converter, which bridges the gap between content and accessibility. By providing text versions of your videos, you're not just complying with accessibility standards like WCAG and ADA, but you're also extending your reach to a wider audience, including individuals with hearing impairments and non-native language speakers. The transition from audiovisual to text ensures that everyone has equal access to information, making your content universally consumable and enhancing user engagement across the board.

Enhanced User Experience and Retention

Transform your audience's experience by offering them the flexibility to consume content in their preferred format. Transcripts cater to the diverse preferences of users, enabling them to read along at their own pace, which can significantly boost retention and time spent on your site. This improved user experience signals to search engines that your site is a valuable resource, thereby potentially increasing your SERP ranking and establishing your domain as an authority in your niche.

Streamline Content Repurposing

Capitalize on your existing video content and repurpose it into blog posts, articles, infographics, and more with ease. Our Video to Text Converter simplifies the content creation process, allowing for quick and efficient updates to your website or blog. This means more content for your audience and more opportunities for your message to be seen and shared, amplifying your digital footprint and brand presence online.

In-Depth Analysis for Strategic Insights

Go beyond mere transcription with analytical insights that drive strategic content decisions. Our tool doesn't just transcribe; it reveals trends, sentiments, and key phrases within your videos. Use these insights to tailor future content to your audience's interests and behaviors, craft targeted marketing campaigns, and make data-driven decisions to propel your brand forward in a competitive marketplace.

Seamless Integration and Sharing

Integrate transcripts seamlessly into your website for immediate user access, or share them across social platforms to widen your reach. The easy-to-use export options in multiple formats, including TXT, PDF, and DOCX, ensure that your content is ready for any platform, from your website to social media, increasing your content's visibility and shareability.

Bulk transcribe video for editing purposes

If you're a videographer, filmmaker or editor who spends a ton of time figuring out your video transcription needs, Speak is probably the right system for you. 

In addition to being able to transcribe multiple files at once, our system also databases every single file uploaded into your account, which allows you to search for soundbites, quotes or specific topics easily across all your files. 

These video transcripts are easily searchable and point you to the specific moment in the media where what you're looking for is mentioned. The administrative and search related time costs are significantly reduced when using Speak's seamless automated and human transcription and transcript databasing - so why not give us a try?  

Want to know how to transcribe a YouTube Video? Check out the full guide.

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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.
Karen Shulman Dupuis
Coach at Centre for Social Innovation
I am extremely impressed by your machine learning powered transcription service. I believe it to be the best out there.

Jamie King
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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

An AI video 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 video 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 video 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 video 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, giving you the opportunity 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.

Artificial Intelligence Specialized For:

Qualitative Research

Speak's powerful artificial intelligence helps qualitative research teams reduce research cost and saves hours of manual work.

Interviews & Focus Groups

Organize and analyze your interviews and focus groups all-at-once with Speak's automatic extraction, visualization and prompting functions.

Survey & Form Data

Upload and analyze unstructured survey and form data at with our CSV import or Zapier to scale for all new insights at record speed.

Phone Calls & Meetings

Capture, transcribe and analyze phone calls and meetings using our Meeting Assistant, APIs and more for automatic insight generation.

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The Speak Ai Meeting Assistant Solves All Your Meeting Problems

The Speak Ai Meeting Assistant automatically joins your meetings and records, transcribes, and analyzes them. 

The Speak Ai Meeting Assistant (some call it the AI Notetaker) works on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Webex by Cisco. 

Never miss another meeting across major meeting platforms. You even have the ability to customize your Meeting Assistant’s name and image for a new level of personal and professional branding when capturing calls!


Seamlessly upload audio, video and text

Whether you are doing qualitative research, academic research, marketing research, competitive analysis, digital marketing or other crucial functions of your organization, Speak has enabled easy individual and bulk uploading of audio, video and text data.

Convert audio and video to text with automated transcription, import CSVs for bulk analysis, capture recordings with an embeddable recorder, create directly in Speak or use popular integrations to automate capture.

Embeddable Audio and Video Recorder

Uncover actionable insights in your language data

Whether it is customer interviews, Zoom recordings, YouTube videos, podcasts, focus groups, Amazon Reviews, tweets or other crucial qualitative feedback channels, Speak will help you identify actionable, competitive insights in your data. 

Speak's speech recognition and natural language processing engine automatically transcribes and analyzes audio, video and text data to uncover important keywords, topics, key phrases, do sentiment analysis and more.

With the data captured and analyzed, you can compare trends over time, data sets against each other and find entirely new opportunities you can't discover on your own.

Ask questions and get meaningful responses with Speak Magic Prompts!

Don't want to spend hours analyzing your audio, video and text data? No worries! With Speak Magic Prompts, you can use our recommended prompts or create your own to get mind-blowingly powerful answers from Speak. 

Think of it as OpenAi's GPT or Google Bard for all your audio, video and text in Speak. No character limits. Analyze many files at once. Store your history of responses. Send those responses wherever you want! Generative AI and large language models are right in your hands here at Speak. 

There is so much more to come here soon too.

Share findings and make better decisions

Speak automatically generates powerful research repositories that do data visualization, deep search, media playback and other incredible functions to reveal insights like never before.

Create custom shareable media repositories with automatic and professional transcription, natural language processing, sentiment analysis and other cutting-edge technologies so you can stay many steps ahead of your competition.

Take charge of your language data so you never fall behind.

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