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  • Converting video to text is simple thanks to our online editor
  • Transcribing video to text online using our AI-based engine saves you lots of time
  • Create subtitles, export them in plain text, SRT, VTT, or EBU-STL format

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Transcribe video to text with Amberscript

Convert video to text to get the transcript or create captions. Amberscript uses ASR (automatic speech recognition) technology to automatically convert speech into text. The outcome can be edited by yourself in our online editor, or by our professionals via our manual services. Our technology reduces manual labor, making the process of converting video into text up to 10x faster.

How to convert video to text?

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Transcribe video

You can transcribe your video 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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Use our Automatic transcription service

Our software allows you to avoid the time and pain of manually transforming video to text by creating a draft text automatically and providing an intuitive text editor to improve the text yourself.

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Run our Manual transcription for 99% accuracy

Our professional transcribers transform your video into text, supported by technology to make the process as easy, quick and affordable for you as possible.

How to convert video to text?

Transcription or subtitles

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Try our service – transcribe or create subtitles for your video with our free trial

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Automatic transcription

Automatically transform your video to text with our top-class service with trained ASR-model

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Automatic subtitles

Make your videos more accessible by adding automatically generated subtites

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Why use Amberscript for video to text transcription?

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

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How it works

1. Upload your video files

Create a free account and upload your video file to our platform. Choose the language and the number of speakers. Our software recognises speech in 39 languages.

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2. Edit the text yourself or order our manual services

In our app, you can edit the text, highlight the most important parts, rename your speakers and adjust the timestamps. This is 5-10 times faster than listening to the audio and typing the text yourself. If you have a high volume of audio or simply do not have time to review the text yourself, order the manual services and receive your files ready in a few days. Rush order and translated subtitles are also possible.

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3. Export your files

Once the transcription and edits are complete, you can export your files into text or subtitle formats. Our platform offers the option to export your audio file transcript into text, SRT, VTT, and plenty more file formats.

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Supported video file formats

Convert any video type

  • MV4

    This is a video container format developed by Apple, and quite similar to the MP4 format. Originally used in iTunes Store, as such files may be protected by DRM.

  • MOV

    QuickTime File Format that was originally used by QuickTime framework. It can contain multiple tracks, where each of them stores a different types of data: audio, video, or text.

Main advantages of transcribing video to text with Amberscript


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


If the quality of the audio in video 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.

Main advantages of transcribing video to text with Amberscript

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I burn the subtitles directly onto my video?

    If you have exported the transcript as a SRT, EBU-STL or VTT file, you can easily burn them onto your video using video-editing software.

  • Do you add timestamps?

    Yes, timestamps are included in the transcript. You can choose to export the transcript with or without timestamps.

  • Do you offer services in other languages?

    Yes, we do. Our software supports 35 different languages and we can provide translated subtitles through the manual subtitling services using our network of experts in 11 different languages. Translated subtitles can be requested through the uploading process. If you would like to request a language that is not part of our list, please contact us.

  • How do I add subtitles to a YouTube video?

    To add subtitles to your Youtube video, simply add the file you have created using Amberscript to your video in the Youtube Studio. Click on “subtitles”, then “add” and finally “upload file” and select the SRT file.

  • How do I generate captions?

    You can generate captions automatically using Amberscript. Our software allows you to export transcription based on audio/video files as SRT, EBU-STL or VTT files, which can easily be inserted into a video-editor. Want to know more? Here is a step-by-step guide.

  • How do I order translated subtitles?

    To order translated subtitles, you can upload your file like you would normally do. You can then select manual subtitling. Once you have selected this, an option will appear where you will be able to select the language the subtitles need to be translated to. If the language that you want is not one of the options you can contact us through our contact form.

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39 Languages

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English (all accents)

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English (Australia)

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English (UK)

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English (US)

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Bengali (India)

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Chinese Mandarin

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Farsi (Iran)

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Urdu (India)

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