Automatic Transcription Software

Lightning-fast video and audio to text transcription. Upload in any audio or video format. Available in 120+ languages and accents.

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Rated 4.8/5 based on 850+ reviews

How does it work?

  1. Upload your files. Upload your files, your URLs, or pull from Youtube, Vimeo, Drive, and more.
  2. We start working. Our automatic transcription software will start transcribing your files.
  3. Review & publish. After a few minutes, access your transcripts and publish!

Dedicated Transcription Editor

Made for transcribers, our interactive editor will ease the way you interact and edit your transcripts.

Transcription Subtitles
  • Sharing in a snap

    Sharing in a snap

    Collaborate with all your stakeholders by sharing your transcripts in view-only or edit mode — no matter where they are in the world.

  • Multiple export formats

    Multiple export formats

    Export in all formats that you can think of. Our platform prepares you files that are ready for any kind of platform.

  • Industry-leading Accuracy

    Industry-leading Accuracy

    Happy Scribe's best-in-class speech-to-text accuracy ensures top quality transcriptions every time.


  • No limits on uploads

    Upload files of any size and length. Our software supports them all.

  • Multiple Export Formats

    We provide exports in TXT, DOCX, and more.

  • Edit Starting Timecode

    By providing the starting timestamp, you can decide when the transcription starts.

  • APIs & Integrations

    Seamlessly integrate with your favourite applications: Zapier, Youtube, and more.

  • Workspaces for collaboration

    Create spaces for you to share your files with the rest of your team.

  • Security & Confidentiality

    All files are protected and remain private. Your transcripts are protected.

Supported Languages

Below is the list of popular languages we support for transcription and subtitles.

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How to automatically transcribe audio to text?

  1. 1. Upload your file.

    With our uploader, you can import your file from anywhere, whether it's on your laptop, Google Drive, Youtube, or Dropbox. The first 10 minutes are free and there's no file limit.

  2. 2. Select the language of the audio.

    We support more than 120 languages, dialects, and accents.

  3. 3. Select "Machine generated".

    Our automatic transcription software is lightning fast and 85% accurate.

  4. 4. Receive your transcript.

    Our automatic transcription software will convert your audio to text in just a few minutes (depending on the length of your file).

  5. 5. Click on "Export" and choose your preferred file format.

    You can export to TXT, DOCX, PDF, HTML, and many more. It's that easy to get your files transcribed!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is AI-powered transcription?

    Happy Scribe transcription software uses an artificial intelligence (AI) model to extract the speech from any file and convert it to text. Our AI is the core of our Automatic Transcription Software, and it allows us to transcribe files with 85% accuracy in more than 120 languages, dialects, and accents. Thanks to our advanced speech recognition algorithms, audio transcription is now a fast and affordable process. Transcribing audio is useful when you need to grant it's accessibility to a wider audience, making it searchable and readable.


  • How long does it take to transcribe a file with the automatic transcription software?

    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 is the difference between dictation software and transcription software?

    Dictation software enables speakers to transcribe a live conversation into text. In other words, dictation is the equivalent to real time transcription. While dictation is better when you don't have an audio recording, it might be a bit less accurate. Our transcription software uses speech to text algorithms to extract the language in your audio files and convert it into text.


  • What is the difference between automatic transcription and translation?

    Transcription is the process of 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.


  • Which file formats are available for transcription?

    Our voice recognition technology is adapted and can process many file formats. You can upload both audio and video formats and convert them in to text in just a few minutes. Once the transcripts are available, they will show up on your user dashboard, so you can export them into your preferred format. You can export files into Plain Text (TXT), Word Documents (.docx), PDF... etc. As the software includes timestamps, you can also export the text into a subtitle format like VTT, ot SRT.


  • Does audio quality influence the accuracy of the transcription tool?

    The quality of the video or audio files that you submit plays quite an important role on the quality of the transcripts. If there's too much background noise it's likely that you'll encounter mistakes in your transcription, so we always recommend uploading quality audio. However, if there's still mistakes, you can always fix them using the audio player and the text editor available in your admin panel.


  • What makes our transcription software special?

    Amongst the best transcription software there are other transcription companies, like Rev, Sonix, Otter, Trint, Descript, Temi, Microsoft... but what makes Happy Scribe different? We provide a unique set of tools to ease up the transcription, subtitling and captioning workflow. From a free transcription editor to a complete set of subtitling and captioning tools, we are the first transcription software to provide transcription and subtitles as a platform where you can edit, collaborate and share your transcripts. Our transcriber community has the best transcriptionists in the world and our automatic transcription software is just the best. Finally, Happy Scribe has one of the best turnarounds in the industry. No matter the amount of files you need to have transcribed, you can rest assured you will receive completed transcripts within 24 hours after submission.


  • How can I automatically transcribe audio or video files?

    By using our speech recognition software, you will be able to transcribe audio/video files automatically. Our transcription software runs in the cloud, so there's no need to install it in your Mac or PC device.


  • Do you offer a free version?

    Yes! We do offer a free trial of 10 minutes so you can can try and test the quality of our transcription software. Once you receive your transcript you can your our online text editor to proofread and fix misspellings or other mistakes. Our platform is user-friendly and you'll see that it's very easy to use our online tools. After this free trial you will be able to enjoy one of the most affordable pricing plans in the industry.


  • Are there any other transcription tools available with Happy Scribe's software?

    Of course! Once your transcripts are available you will be able to edit them in the transcription editor. Every transcription includes timestamps and speaker labels. One of the best features of our software is that words and misspellings where the recognition technology had difficulty will be highlighted in red. The audio playback feature allows you to rewind the recording as many times as you want, adjusting the playback speed as you want. If you uploaded video files, our media player will show them on the right side of the editor.


  • Should I choose automatic or human transcription?

    It depends. If you want to get your files transcribed as fast as possible, automatic transcription is the way to go. You will receive your files in minutes with 85% accuracy. On the other hand, if you need 99% accuracy on your transcription, our human service should be a better fit. Your file will be transcribed by an expert transcriber and delivered back to you in 24 hours.


Customer Reviews
Rated Excellent 4.8/5 based on 850+ reviews
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    Tuong Dang Manh - Trustpilot
  • Amazing AI service...very accurate…
    Amazing AI service...very accurate text.. 5 star experience and VERY handy tool to user for transcription! So happy that these guys created this...
    Greg Papanastasiou - Trustpilot
  • Perfect Video to Text transcription
    Perfect Video to Text transcription! It saved me hours of writing!
    Thomas Wing - Trustpilot
  • I have loved using Happy Scribe to help…
    I have loved using Happy Scribe to help with my copywriting. I find that if I conduct an interview, I can have it transcribed to quicky move into the writing/editing phase for published pieces. Great software and fairly priced.
    Md Sorowar - Trustpilot
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