Video to Text Converter

Instantly transcribe video to text and download an automatic transcription of a video in multiple formats: .VTT, .SRT, or .TXT text file.

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Turn any video into written text online

Get the most accurate video transcriptions to repurpose video content for every channel you have. Start transcribing videos to text and reach a wider audience on social media with different forms of content.

Instantly transcribe videos from YouTube, LinkedIn events, online webinars, and more

Speed up your workflow and automatically transcribe videos. With your transcript, start editing video by editing text or skim through the text to find video highlights instantly.

Add subtitles with an accurate transcription

Save time transcribing video manually and auto-generate subtitles without worrying about incorrect spelling or grammar. With this video to text converter, it's a two-bird, one-hit situation.

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How to Transcribe a Video

How to Transcribe a Video
  1. Upload audio and video files

    Drag and drop an audio or video file to upload, or paste a video URL link to transcribe a YouTube video, Linkedin video, TikTok, or Instagram Reels.

  2. Convert video to text

    Open the "Transcript" tab and adjust your preferred language setting. Then, click "Generate Transcript."

  3. Download text transcript

    Once you’ve generated the text, click the download icon (a downwards-pointing arrow), and download a .VTT, .SRT, or .TXT text format.

Accurately convert video to text in just a few minutes

This online, automatic transcription software works for all major video file types including MP4, MOV, WebM, and more. You can also paste your video URL link from most video hosting sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, or TikTok to upload it and get a text transcript. Access Kapwing directly from any device in your web browser and turn video or audio to text with this automatic transcription software.

Edit video as easily as editing a word document

Boost your video-editing process by using Kapwing's text-based video editor to quickly edit videos without any traditional editing experience. Transcribe your video and take your transcript to Google Docs to turn your video to text for new text posts, captions, or blog articles.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I turn a video into text?

Turn any video into text using any video to text converter or transcriber. If you want to transcribe video to text for free, the most recommended tool by over 3,000 4.9+ star Google reviews is Kapwing. You can access their automatic video transcription software online on any device and get an accurate text transcript in seconds.

Can I convert a YouTube video to text?

Yes! Use Kapwing’s online video transcription software to convert a YouTube video to text directly from your device. Simply copy and paste the YouTube link of your own video to Kapwing and automatically get an accurate text transcription online.

What's different about Kapwing?

Start creating immediately with thousands of templates and copyright free videos, images, music, and GIFs. Repurpose content from the internet by pasting a link.
Kapwing is completely free to start. Just upload a video and start editing. Supercharge your editing workflow with our powerful online tools.
Automatically subtitle and translate videos with our AI-powered Subtitler tool. Caption your videos in seconds, so that no viewers get left behind.
Kapwing is cloud based, which means your videos are wherever you are. Use it on any device and access your content anywhere in the world.
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Best online video service ever. And a miracle for deaf people.
[Subtitler] is able to autogenerate subtitles for video in almost any language. I'm deaf (or almost deaf, to be correct) and thanks to Kapwing I'm now able understand and react on videos from my friends :)
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Kapwing is an essential tool that we use in MOXIE Nashville every day. As a social media agency owner, there's a variety of video needs that my clients have. From adding subtitles to resizing videos for various platforms, Kapwing makes it possible for us to create incredible content that consistently exceeds client expectations. With Kapwing, we're always ready to create - from anywhere!
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Kapwing helps you spend less time learning complex video editing platforms and more time crafting stories that will connect with your audience and customers. We've used the platform to help create engaging social media clips from our clients' podcasts and we can't wait to see how the platform simplifies this process going forward. If you've learned graphic design with Canva, you can learn video editing with Kapwing.
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Kapwing is probably the most important tool for me and my team. It’s always there to meet our everyday needs in creating scroll-stopping and engaging videos for us and our clients. Kapwing is smart, fast, easy to use and full of features that are exactly what we need to make our workflow faster and more effective. We love it more each day and it keeps getting better.
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As a housewife at home looking to start a Youtube channel for fun with absolutely zero editing experience, it was so easy for me to teach myself via their YouTube channel. It takes the tediousness out of editing and encourages creativity. As long as Kapwing is around, I will be using their software.
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As a English Foreign Language Teacher, this site helps me to quickly subtitle interesting videos that I can use in class. The students love the videos, and the subtitles really help them to learn new vocabulary as well as better understand and follow the video.
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[It] works perfectly for me. Have been using Kapwing for a year or so, and their automatic subtitle tool gets better and better every week, it's rare that I have to correct a word. Keep up the good work!
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Best online video service ever. And a miracle for deaf people.
[Subtitler] is able to autogenerate subtitles for video in almost any language. I'm deaf (or almost deaf, to be correct) and thanks to Kapwing I'm now able understand and react on videos from my friends :)
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Information Services Freelancer
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