Automatic Transcription Software

Fast. Accurate. Affordable.

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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How to automatically transcribe audio to text?

  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. Select the language of the audio.We support more than 120 languages, dialects, and accents.
  3. Select "Automatic".Our automatic transcription software is lightning fast and 85% accurate.
  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. 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!

Edit with ease.

Transcription Editor


  • Proofreading Helper

    Edit your automatic transcription faster by looking only at the places where our software struggled.

  • Highlight and Comment

    From leaving a note for yourself to highlighting areas for a colleague to check, we give you the freedom to edit your transcript as you wish.

  • Share links to transcripts

    Share a link of your transcripts in view-only mode or with editing options for easier collaboration.

  • Time coded transcripts

    We auto-detect the starting timecode and frame rate for your transcript and give you the ability to change it to match the original file.

  • Embed Transcript Player

    Add a copy of your transcript on your website to leverage the power of search engines and increase your viewership.

  • Personalised Vocabulary

    Do your files include proper nouns, acronyms, or terminologies? Add them to your vocabulary and we'll transcribe them accurately.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is AI-powered transcription?

    Happy Scribe 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How can I automatically transcribe audio or video files?

    By using our speech to text software, you will be able to transcribe audio and video files automatically.

  • Should I choose automatic or professional 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 professional service should be a better fit. Your file will be transcribed by an expert transcriber and delivered back to you in 24 hours.

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Supported Languages

Below is the list of languages we support for transcription.

  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Basque
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Burmese
  • Cantonese
  • Catalan
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Galician
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Javanese
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Lao
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian
  • Malay
  • Mandarin
  • Mongolian
  • Nepali
  • Norwegian
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Sinhala
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Sundanese
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Ukrainian
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese
  • Zulu
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  • Trustpilot Five Stars Review Bob H. Really unique service and definitely fills a need. I do a lot of audio/video interviews and then need to write articles from those interviews. Happy Scribe will save me a lot of time (and pain) in turning the audio to text. Accuracy was about 95% which is excellent!
  • Trustpilot Five Stars Review Ekaterina M. This is the most amazing software you can find online for transcribing your audio/video into text. The price is amazing. Worth every euro I paid for it. The service is super useful. I am very happy I found this. Many many thanks!
  • Trustpilot Five Stars Review Isabelle R. Great service and easy to contact for help with questions. I used this service for my dissertation study and it saved me a lot of time. I’d recommend this service to anyone in need of quick transcription service.
  • Trustpilot Five Stars Review K. Bartley Excellent transcription software. Highlights anything it feels it might have got wrong but corrections are easily made as the audio is available to play along with the transcript without having to hook up drives etc. Very impressed.
  • Trustpilot Five Stars Review Sean R. I found it very simple to understand and follow. It generated exactly what I wanted and what I expected. The results were very close to near perfect, word for word.
  • Trustpilot Five Stars Review Yessica K. Happy Scribe saves me so much time. As a journalist, my dream was to have an intern to transcribe my interviews to me - but Happy Scribe answered my prayers instead! And for a reasonable price too. Super happy with it.