Do you need to convert audio or video files to text files? In this post, MiniTool Partition Wizard introduces the 3 best audio to text converters to you. You can pick one accordingly. Please note that there is NO real free audio to text converter.

An audio to text converter is a tool that helps you convert audio files into text files. It is slightly different from the speech-to-text converter, which records what you say and outputs it into a text file. If you need a speech to text tool, please refer to this post: The Best Speech to Text Software You Can Try.

In addition, if the audio to text converter goes further, it also can be a text to audio converter and a video to text converter. Some audio to text converters can even record any audio and produce the text of it simultaneously (This feature may be similar to speech-to-text).

If you need an audio to text converter, you can refer to the following tools.

Note: You need to know that there is no real free audio to text converter. The free version of almost all audio to text converters usually has many limits, such as audio size limitation, partial conversion, etc. They will force you to use the paid version.

Office 365/Word

If you are an Office 365 or Office subscriber, you can use the transcribe feature for free. This feature allows you to convert speech and audio to text. This feature currently supports .wav, .mp4, .m4a, .mp3 formats.

To convert audio to text, please follow the steps below:

  • Make sure you’re signed in to Microsoft 365, using the new Microsoft Edge or Chrome.
  • Go to Home > Dictate dropdown > Transcribe.
  • In the Transcribe pane, select Upload audio.

Please note that the transcription speed depends on your internet speed and the length of the audio file. In addition, you can only transcribe up to 300 minutes of speech content per month.

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Amberscript is an intelligent tool with AI speech recognition, allowing you to turn audio and videos into text or subtitles. It is loved by companies like Netflix, Disney, and Microsoft.

To use Amberscript’s automated transcription feature, you just need to upload the audio file to the Amberscript website. The supported formats include .mp3, .mp4, .aac, .m4a, and .wav. In addition, if you have a file longer than 120 minutes, you may need to cut this file into smaller files.


Transcribe ( is a tool allowing you to convert your interviews, videos, phone calls, audio notes, lectures, speeches, podcasts, meetings, or any recorded speech to text in over 80+ languages. Then, you can export your transcript as doc, txt, or subtitle files.

This tool supports almost all popular audio and video file formats (mp3, mp4, m4a, wav, etc.). To use this software, you just need to click the New Automatic Transcription button and upload the audio or video file. Then, you will get a text file with up to 90% accuracy.

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Bottom Line

In addition to the above tools, you can also use other tools like Sonix, Audext, 360 converter, etc. You can choose accordingly. If the audio file is very small, you can also try using the trial version of these tools to convert the file.

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