Here’s a quick guide on how to transcribe audio or video files to text with the help of YouTube.
- Go to youtube.com/upload and upload your video file. If you have an MP3 audio file, you may use a tool like Windows Movie Maker, iMovie on Mac or FFMpeg to convert the audio into a video file before uploading to YouTube.
- Wait for YouTube to completely process the video. The machine transcriptions may not immediately become available after uploading the video.
- Open the YouTube video page in Chrome and look for the CC button in the player. If it exists, the transcribed audio can be downloaded as text.