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Happy Scribe’s speech recognition turns audio into text in just a few minutes. Our automatic audio transcription tool can transcribe files in English, French, German, Spanish and 119+ languages and accents.

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About Happy Scribe

Happy Scribe uses the latest voice recognition technology to convert audio to text within a few minutes. We accept over 30 audio file formats including AIFF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WAV, and WMA. There is also no file size limit and we are able to transcribe over 119 languages and accents, including English, French, German, and Spanish.

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Why should you transcribe audio to text?

  1. Upload audio/video files. No size restriction and the first 10 minutes are free.
  2. Our online audio to text converter will convert audio to text in just a few minutes.
  3. Proofread and edit. The software that will transcribe audio to text has a very high accuracy rate, but no automatic audio transcription tool is 100% perfect.
  4. Click on export and choose your preferred file format - TXT, DOCX, PDF, and HTML. It’s that easy to convert audio to text.

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There are numerous advantages to translate audio to text. When you translate audio to text you make your content more accessible for the Deaf, hard of hearing, and non-native language speakers. Transcribing audio to text can increase SEO because Google can’t index audio. Additionally, converting audio to text makes it easy to create blog content making the best use of your time and resources. Converting audio to text can also help you get more social media shares. Audio files are not compatible with social media snippets, but text quotes are. Simply put, converting audio to text can help increase viewership and result in more traffic to your content.

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Frequent Questions

What is audio to text transcription?

Audio to text transcription involves converting audio files into a text file. From journalists needed to select a quote for their article from a recent interview, to businessmen needing a written record of a meeting, to a student wanting study notes from a lecture, there are plenty of scenarios where having a text file is more convenient than an audio recording. Transcription is also useful for podcasts, phone calls, dictation etc.. This is where transcription software can help.

What is the difference between transcription and translation?

Transcription involves converting audio to text. Transcribing audio to text involves taking an audio file and converting it to a text document verbatim and in the same language that the original speaker used. The best audio to text conversion can take an audio file in Spanish and convert it into a Spanish text file. On the other hand, translation is the process of taking a piece of audio or written text and converting it into another language. For example, if you have a text document in English but want it converted to French, that is translation.

How long does it take to transcribe audio to text?

The amount of time it will take to transcribe audio to text depends on the length of your audio file, the quality of the audio and whether or not you transcribe the audio yourself or use software that will transcribe audio to text. If your audio quality is good and you are experienced at transcribing audio to text you can expect to take 4 hours to convert 1 hour of audio. If you have poor audio or are a novice at transcribing audio to text this may take longer. In contrast, the best audio to text converter can convert audio to text in a few minutes.

What are the main ways to convert audio to text?

There are three main methods for converting audio to text - manually doing it yourself, using an automatic audio transcription service provider, or to have an outsourced human manually do it for you. (think Upwork). Manually converting audio to text is the cheapest method, but also extremely time-consuming. Human transcribing provided the highest accuracy rate, but is very expensive and has a slow turnaround time. For the quickest turnaround at an economical cost, then an automatic transcription tool is the way to go. It uses artificial intelligence/machine learning to do the voice to text.

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The Interactive Editor

Meet the ultimate transcription tool to edit text online. 👌
A text editor that synchronizes audio and text within a light and friendly interface, we've made transcription super easy.

Speaker identification

We recognize when the speaker changes. You just have to write their name.

Highlight & comment

Adding comments is useful when collaborating with colleagues

Custom timestamps

Add timestamps where you want in the text. (Can be exported)

Export transcript

You can export in Word, PDF, TXT, SRT, VTT, STL, HTML, AVID and Premiere Markers.

Share publicly

On Happy Scribe, you can share a view-only or editable page of your transcript.

Proofreading Helper

Correct faster by looking only at the places where the algorithm struggled.

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