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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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Amberscript’s free audio to text converter

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.

How to use the free audio to text converter

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Transcribe audio

You can transcribe your audio to text manually, by using any text editor of your choosing (Google Docs, Microsoft Word, or LibreOffice). But remember: transcribing 1 hour of an audio file might take up to 6 hours!

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Transcribe audio to text for free with Amberscript

Our free audio to text converter helps you to avoid the time and pain of manually transforming audio to text by creating a draft text automatically and providing an intuitive text editor to improve the text yourself. Get up to 10 minutes of audio converted for free when you sign up.

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Get Human-made transcription for 100% accuracy

Our professional transcribers convert your audio into text and handle the whole process from A to B. The team are supported by technology to make the process as easy, quick and affordable.

Why use Amberscript to transcribe audio to text for free

We make audio accessible. Our services help you to create text and subtitles from audio, either automatically and perfected by you or made by our language experts. There are 3 basic steps for using Amberscript’s transcription service:

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How it works

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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Supported audio file formats

We support multiple audio file types

  • 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.

Main advantages of transcribing audio to text with Amberscript


Transcribing your text entirely manually will cost 5-10x more time than using speech recognition technology to turn video or audio to text.


If the quality of the audio is high, the automatically generated text can be up to 80% accurate. Amberscript ASR is trained to recognized 39 languages.

Make it perfect!

On our online editor, you can edit the text yourself or, alternatively, hire our manual services, where our professionals will bring your transcripts and subtitles to 100% accuracy. Translated subtitles are also available for this service.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can AI be used for transcription?

    A branch of AI is speech recognition technology, which is used by some companies to create virtual personal assistents. Companies like Amberscript train machines to be able to automatically recognize speech, which is the core of the automatic transcription tool. 

  • How do I get more accurate transcripts?

    The quality of the audio greatly affects the accuracy of the transcripts, for both manual and automatic transcriptions. In our blog you can read about how you can easily improve your audio quality.

  • How to use the online editor?

    The online editor has an easy-to-use control panel, that will allow you to adjust timestamps, highlight passages and edit the speaker identification. To edit parts of the text in the transcript, simply click on the part you want to edit and the cursor will appear. You can also press alt while clicking in a text, which makes the audio jump to that part. 

  • What file formats are accepted?

    Our software supports all popular audio and video formats, including MP3, MP4, WAV, AAC, WMA and M4A.

  • What is the turnaround time?

    Our state-of-the-art speech engine delivers results in less than an hour (depending on the size of the file, it can also just take a few minutes). Just upload your audio into our system and we will notify you as soon as the file is ready! if you would like to learn about turnaround times for our manual transcription services, click here.

  • What is transcription?

    Transcription is the process of converting speech or audio into a text format. Captions and subtitles are formatted to be shown in video, while a transcript is plain text. 

  • Which languages are supported?

    The Amberscript software currently supports 35 languages.

  • Do you also offer translations?

    Yes, we do. We regularly do projects in many different languages. If you have a request please let us know through our contact form. Translated subtitles can be requested during the upload process.

  • Do you provide full verbatim or clean read transcripts?

    In the manual transcription service, we provide both transcription types. 

  • Which languages are supported?

    We offer the manual transcription services in 11 languages. If the language you are interested in is not on this list, please contact us through our contact form. Automatic transcriptions are available in 35 languages.

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