Video to Text Converter

Save time transcribing video to text with Happy Scribe.
Automatic AI transcription of video files.

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Rated 4.8/5 based on 850+ reviews

Convert Video to Text In 3 Easy Steps

  1. Upload your video or share your URL
    Import your file from anywhere using our uploader: a local file, Google Drive, Youtube, Dropbox, and more.
    The first 10 minutes are free and there's no file limit.
  2. Select the Language and Transcription Method
    Our automatic video to text converter is extremely fast and 85% accurate.
    With our human service, your transcript will be transcribed and proofread by an expert and native speaker and delivered with 99% accuracy.
  3. Proofread and Export the Transcript
    You might need to proofread and edit the final transcript with our easy-to-use transcription editor.
    If you select our human service, your transcript will be ready within 24 hours.

Transcribe Video to Text with Happy Scribe

Looking for the best way to convert video to text? Happy Scribe's video to text converter tool is designed to provide you with the most accurate transcription services on the web. Get accurate transcripts of your videos in just a few clicks, in a matter of minutes (we'll show you how in our tutorial below).

Fast and Reliable Video Transcripts

Happy Scribe's automatic video to text converter makes transcribing videos a breeze. Whether you're looking to convert a TED Talk video into a readable format or transcribe an interview, our advanced tools provide speed, accuracy, and reliability. Our users can transcribe, edit and share their video transcripts all from one platform.

Say goodbye to the old and cumbersome ways of transcription and say hello to the future with Happy Scribe's video to text converter.

How To Transcribe Video to Text

Video transcription is the transformative process of decoding the audio in a video file into a text script. Such videos could be anything from an informative webinar, a business meeting, an academic lecture, or even a music video. In many cases, having a text document proves to be more convenient than a video file. Transcription is beneficial for seminars, market studies, subtitling, phone call transcriptions, dictations and so much more.

There are three primary ways to transcribe video to text with Happy Scribe:

  1. Transcribe the video manually with our transcription editor (FREE)

  2. Use our Automatic AI Video Transcription Software (first 10 minutes FREE)

  3. Try our Human Transcription Services (with 100% Accuracy)

Free Video To Text Converter (10 minutes)

Happy Scribe offers its video to text converter free of charge for the first 10 minutes, providing an immediate, costless solution for those seeking quick video to text transcription. The platform is capable of handling a wide array of video formats, while users can edit the text post-transcription to ensure that the final document aligns with their specific requirements. With our fully automated video to text converter tool, Happy Scribe can achieve accuracy levels up to 85%.

Our Free Video To Text Editor

Are you willing to invest a bit more time perfecting your video to text files? If so, why not utilize our editor? This complimentary, interactive editor allows you to play the video while transcribing it, providing you the liberty to replay the video as many times as you need. You can access our free video to text transcription editor both from your dashboard and directly on the editor page.

Human Transcription Services

Another viable alternative when converting video to text is to engage freelance transcribers or turn to transcription services like the ones Happy Scribe offers. We collaborate with some of the finest transcribers globally to deliver high-quality transcripts. Our human transcription service is available in English, French, Spanish, German, and numerous other languages.

Step-By-Step: Using Our Video to Text Converter

Using Happy Scribe's transcription service is simple and straightforward.

1. Sign Up and Choose the Transcribing Service

Click here to sign up for our free trial. We won't request your credit card, and you'll be able to upload your files immediately.

Upon signing up, you'll be prompted to choose between transcription and subtitles. If you're looking to transcribe your video to create a subtitle file later, you can just use our subtitle generator to finish the job in minutes.

Sign Up and Choose the Transcribing Service

2. Upload your Video File and Select the Language

With our uploader, you can import your file from anywhere, whether it's locally stored on your laptop or in your Google Drive, Youtube, or Dropbox. Remember, the first 10 minutes of automatic transcription are free. Once the upload is complete, simply hit the "Transcribe" button, and your video will be processed.

 Upload your Audio File and Select the Language

3. Use Our Transcription Editor

Proofreading your transcripts is super easy with our transcription editor. You can replay your video as many times as you want with the rewind feature. You'll also be able to add speaker names, display the time code, and more. Once you've ensured everything is in order, you can proceed to download the transcript. Multiple text or subtitle formats are available for export.

Use Our Transcription Editor

Why Transcribing Video to Text

There are several applications of converting your video to text. Here, we summarize the most popular reasons for video transcription.

Transcribe Video Interviews

When conducting qualitative or market research, transcribing all your interview recordings is the perfect way to make your findings more accessible. It allows you to create searchable text documents, speeding up the data navigation process. Our transcription services for research are quick, accurate, affordable, and equally useful for journalists.

Create Video Subtitles

When manually creating subtitles for a video, you need to write down the speech into a text document and then synchronize it with the video. Using a video to text converter simplifies the process of creating subtitles. However, Happy Scribe has a dedicated tool to automatically generate subtitles from a video file; meet our subtitle generator.

Supported Languages

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

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Summary: Video To Text Converter Tutorial

  1. 1. Upload your video.

    With our uploader, you can import your video 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 video.

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

  3. 3. Choose "Machine generated" or "Human made".

    Our automatic AI transcription software is lightning fast and 85% accurate. With our human service, your transcript will be transcribed and proofread by an expert and native speaker and delivered with 99% accuracy.

  4. 4. Receive your transcript.

    Our automatic transcription software will convert your video to text in just a few minutes (depending on the length of your video). If you select our human service, your transcript will be ready within 24 hours.

  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 video transcribed!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is video to text transcription?

    Video to text transcription is the process of converting a video into a text file. From journalists needing 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 a video recording.


  • What are the main ways to convert video to text?

    There are three main methods to do so; doing it yourself (DIY), using an AI video to text transcription software, or using a human transcription service. Happy Scribe offers all three options. Manually converting your video to text is the free method, but also extremely time-consuming. Our AI transcription software uses the state-of-the-art speech recognition technology to transcribe your video in a few minutes with 85% accuracy. Our human transcription service provides the highest accuracy rate and delivers in 24 hours.


  • How can I transcribe a video on Happy Scribe?

    If you want to transcribe your video, you should use Happy Scribe's transcription services. With the automatic transcription software, the first 10 minutes are free and you can expect to receive the transcript in a few minutes. If you prefer to have a more professional transcript with 99% accuracy, you can choose our human service.


  • Can I transcribe a YouTube Video?

    Yes, of course, you can! With Happy Scribe, you can easily copy and paste the video link that you want to transcribe into our editor and convert your YouTube Video to text instantly.


Customer Reviews
Rated Excellent 4.8/5 based on 850+ reviews
  • I love this app
    I love this app. The result of the transcript and subtitles are amazing
    Agustin Rosa Marin - Trustpilot
  • The closest transcription I have ever…
    The closest transcription I have ever found online!! A bit pricey but worth the price. Save my time so much!!!!
    Energy future - Trustpilot
  • Great starting point to a usable transcript
    Efficient, fast, mostly accurate. Not perfect but a great starting point to get a usable transcript for later editing.
    Ludovica Serratrice - Trustpilot
  • Intuitive quick handling
    Intuitive quick handling. Makes fun immediately.
    Otto Riehl - Trustpilot
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