Video to Text Converter

From video to text easier than ever

Happy Scribe has the latest automatic transcription technology and the best professional transcribers to convert your videos in 15+ video formats and 120+ languages to high-quality transcripts.

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How to convert video to text?

  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. Select the language of the video.We support more than 120 languages, dialects, and accents.
  3. Choose "Automatic" or "Professional".Our automatic transcription software is lightning fast and 85% accurate. With our professional service, your transcript will be transcribed and proofread by an expert and native speaker and delivered with 99% accuracy.
  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 professional service, your transcript will be ready within 24 hours.
  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 automatic transcription software, or using a professional transcription service. Happy Scribe offers all three options. Manually converting your video to text is the free method, but also extremely time-consuming. Our automatic transcription software uses the state-of-the-art speech recogntion technology to transcribe your video in a few minutes with 85% accuracy. Our professional 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 professional 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.

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Video Formats

Below is the list of video formats we support for transcription.

  • 3GP
  • AVI
  • FLV
  • M4V
  • MK3D
  • MOOV
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • MPA
  • MPE
  • MPEG
  • MPG
  • MXF
  • QT
  • VOB
  • WEBA

Our Transcription Services

  • Free Transcription Editor

    Made by transcribers for transcribers, you can use our online transcription editor to manually transcribe your audio or video to text. It's online and free.


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  • Automatic Transcription

    Our automatic transcription service uses state-of-the-art A.I. technologies to convert your audio and video files to text. Get your files in a matter of minutes with up to 85% accuracy.

    Starting at $0.20 / minute.

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  • Professional Transcription

    Get your transcripts done by our hand-selected team of transcriptionists. With our professional transcription offer, get 99% accurate transcripts in a 24 hours turnaround.

    Starting at $1.95 / minute.

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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.