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Free audio to text converter

  • Converting audio file to text is easy thanks to our intuitive free audio to text converter
  • Save time by transcribing audio file to text online using our AI-based engine
  • Export of transcribed audio to Google Docs (.gdoc), Microsoft Word (.docx), or plain text (.txt) format
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Upload your audio or video file on our user-friendly platform in just a few seconds

Upload your audio or video file on our user-friendly platform in just a few seconds

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Upload your audio or video file on our user-friendly platform in just a few seconds

Export or share your transcript or subtitles by Amberscript

Upload your audio or video file on our user-friendly platform in just a few seconds

  • 1 Upload
  • 2 Choose your service
  • 3 Export or share
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1. Upload your audio files

Create a free account and upload your audio or video file to our platform. Choose the language and the number of speakers. Our software recognises speech in 39 languages, and supports multiple audio and video file formats like MP3, AAC, WAV, MOV, MP4 or MPG.

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2. Edit the text yourself or order our manual services

In our editor, you can edit the text, highlight the most important parts, rename your speakers and adjust the timestamps. This is faster than listening to the audio and typing the text yourself. Got a lot of audio content? Use our Human Made services and let our team of professionals take over. Rush orders are possible if you’re short on time.

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3. Export your files

Once the transcription and edits are complete, you can export your files into text. Our platform offers the option to export your audio/video file transcript into Google Docs (.gdoc), Microsoft Word (.docx), or plain text (.txt) format

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Which Audio Files can be converted to text

Audio files can be converted to text using a variety of methods, including automatic transcription software and manual transcription. The most common audio file formats that can be converted to text include MP3, AAC, DSS, WAV, M4A, and FLAC. These file formats are widely supported by most transcription software, making them the ideal choice for converting audio to text. Converting audio files to text is a valuable tool for a variety of industries, including media, marketing, and education, as it provides an accurate and accessible written record of spoken words.

Supported file formats
  • AAC

    Advanced Audio Coding is a lossy digital audio compression format. Originally was supposed to replace the MP3 format, as it offers higher sound quality at the same bit rate. Read more on how to convert AAC to text.

  • DSS

    Digital Speech Standard developed in 1994 to store voice audio data in a highly compressed format. Used primarily for digital dictation recorders, thanks to basic recording functionality and the ability to enter into overwrite mode.

  • FLAC

    Free Lossless Audio Codec is a lossless compression format of digital audio. Files compressed using this format can be reduced by 50 to 70 percent of their original size and contain an identical copy of the original audio data. More about converting FLAC to text here.

  • M4A

    It’s a MPEG-4 audio file encoded with AAC or ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec). Most commonly used for audio content like songs, podcasts, or audiobooks. Convert the M4A file to text.

  • MP3

    MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer III is one of the most popular coding formats for digital audio. Uses lossy data compression. This allows a significant reduction of file size compared to the source audio. More information about converting MP3 to text is here.

  • WAV

    Waveform Audio File Format was developed by IBM and Microsoft and originally was used on Microsoft Windows systems for storing raw and uncompressed audio. Convert your WAV to text.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) creates a draft of your transcript in the audio’s language.

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Our team of professionals creates up to 100% accurate transcripts, so you can focus on other projects.

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The benefits and challenges of MP3, FLAC, AAC


MP3 is the most widely supported audio format and is convenient for sharing and playing music on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, and computers. Its small file size makes it easy to store and share audio files over the internet.


FLAC is a lossless audio format that preserves every detail of the original recording, making it ideal for high-fidelity audio recordings. However, its large file size can make it difficult to store and share compared to other compressed formats.


AAC is a compressed audio format that offers better sound quality than MP3 while using less storage space. It is ideal for storing and sharing high-quality audio recordings on devices with limited storage capacity and is commonly used for streaming audio content online.



MP3 is a lossy compression format that sacrifices some audio quality to reduce file size. This can result in a loss of audio quality, particularly for more complex audio recordings.


FLAC files are larger in size than MP3 files, which can make them more difficult to share and store. Not all media players and devices support FLAC, which can limit its accessibility.


Not all media players and devices support AAC, which can limit its accessibility. It may also require specific software or devices to play, which can be a barrier for some users.

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How we convert audio to text

Easily convert your audio file to text for free with Amberscript. Our intuitive automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology converts audio into text with high accuracy and speed.

Edit the transcripts by yourself in our online editor, or order Human made services, where our professionals will do the check.

Our service is truly an audio transcription center, where the process of converting audio to text takes up to 10x faster.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the benefits of converting audio to text?

    When you convert audio to text, also called transcription, you make your content more accessible for those with hearing impairments or who don’t speak the same language. Transcription can also aid your website’s SEO discoverability through search engines like Google.

  • Can I convert videos to text?

    Yes! You can use our Machine-made or Human-made services to get a transcript of your videos audio and also to get subtitles for your video.

  • How do I edit the transcription?

    You can easily edit and review your text file by using our user-friendly online editor. It works just like a standard word processor.

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