Convert AU to text with Sonix

Sonix is an online speech-to-text converter—it's fast, easy, beautiful, and affordable. We extract the speech from your AU file and give you a text file in a few minutes.

Convert AU to text
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How do I convert my AU file to text? 📋

Simply follow these six easy steps to accurately convert your audio file (*.au) to text using the best speech-to-text algorithms:

Step 1: Create a free Sonix account to convert your AU file to text

Step 1

Sign up for Sonix's free trial account—includes 30 minutes of free speech to text conversion.

Step 2: Upload your AU files from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or by dragging it on the page.

Step 2

Upload your Audacity Audio File file(s) (*.AU) from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or by dragging it on the page.

Step 3: Select the language spoken in your AU file, then click 'Start Transcribing Now.'

Step 3

Select the language (over 38 languages supported) that was spoken in your AU file, then click the button 'Start Transcribing Now.'

Step 4: Sonix does all the work. Our servers will extract the audio from your AU file and convert it to text.

Step 4

Sonix automatically extracts the audio from your AU file and converts it to text. It'll only take a few minutes so you can grab some coffee.

Step 5: Once your AU was converted to text, you might need to polish up the transcript. Now, you can easily do that with our AudioText Editor.

Step 5

Use the Sonix AudioText Editor to polish your transcript. Simply type in your browser to correct any words.

Step 6: Download a text version of your AU file by clicking Export and selecting 'Text file (.txt).'

Step 6

Click the 'Export' button. Select 'Text file (.txt)' from the dropdown to download a text version of your AU file.

Yay! All done. Your AU file has now been converted to text!🎉

Thousands of incredible customers trust Sonix to transcribe their AU files 💖

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Convert AU to text with Sonix 💖

Can you convert AU to text?

Yes! There are various ways to convert AU files to text formats.

The most straightforward way is to do it manually. However, it's not recommended since it will get tedious unless you have very short AU lengths.

A second option is to outsource it to a professional transcriptionist. Getting a decent professional will provide the most accurate results. However, they tend to be expensive and have a long lead time. This isn't an ideal route if you're in a hurry or have a tight budget.

The best method is to use automated transcription platforms like Sonix. They can achieve near-human level accuracy using artificial intelligence and natural language processing. Since it's a software tool, the results tend to be fast. Generally, you can expect to get the transcription from a moderate-length AU file in as little as 10 minutes.

What are the advantages when you transcribe AU to text?

An AU speech-to-text transcription might seem like a simple matter. However, it actually has a tremendous impact on your marketing and business operations.

For one, it can increase your audience. People watch videos in various situations, and sometimes they can't rely on the audio. Maybe they're watching on a crowded train and forgot their headphones, or they're in a library and can't turn on the sound. Also, remember that a sizable portion of your market might have hearing disabilities.

In these cases, an AU transcription of the video's audio can add subtitles that these viewers can read alongside.

An AU to text converter can also break the language barrier. You can translate the transcription into various other languages if you have a video in English. That allows your existing content to reach other markets and territories.

Indeed, some AU to text software can even do this for you automatically and in record time. For example, Sonix can convert video files to 39 different languages on the fly.

An AU to text converter online can also help you repurpose your content. For instance, you can take an AU version of a podcast, then transcribe it into a blog article. You can also hand out transcripts of a webinar to participants.

AU to text online converter can also help improve your search engine optimization (SEO) rankings. Search engines don't normally index AU files because they can't "read" their contents. Mostly, bots rely on the AU's title and description for ranking information, which isn't much. That's like trying to rate an article based on its headline alone.

But by including a transcript, search bots can crawl through the text content of an AU file and rank it accordingly. This not only improves your ranking but your AU's searchability as well.

Ultimately, a transcript has a dozen uses in your business. And with transcription tools and professional services, you don't have to do it yourself. Some platforms, like Sonix, can even deliver results in minutes. You get to save time, money, and effort while getting an AU transcript that can boost your marketing.

Frequently Asked Questions for Audacity Audio File (*.AU) to txt 🔈

What is a AU file?

Audacity, an open source audio editor, breaks long tracks into small pieces so it can edit them more efficiently. Thus, when you save an Audacity Project File (.AUP), Audacity will automatically create a _data folder that has the same name as the AUP file and breaks the longer audio file into smaller chunks that have the .AU extension. Thus, when Audacity opens up the AUP Project File, it loads the individual AU files in the correct sequence automatically. The user should not move or rename and AU files in the _data folder.

Does Sonix transcribe audio files with a *.AU file extension?

Yes, Sonix does automatically transcribe audio files with a .AU file extension. Sonix is an online audio to text converter. Convert any audio (au, mp3, m4a, wav, ...) or video (mp4, mov, avi, ...) file to text without installing any software! Sonix quickly and accurately transcribes *.AU files and converts them to text in a txt format.

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Other ways to convert your AU audio files with Sonix 🔈

AU to docx

Accurately transcribe your AU file to Microsoft Word Format (docx) so you can bring the transcript into your workflow.


Easily transcribe your AU file to Adobe's Portable Document Format (pdf) so you can share them with colleagues.

AU to subtitles

Create subtitles for your AU files to make them more accessible for your audience.

AU to srt

Quickly create subtitles from your AU files and save them as SRTs, one of the most widely supported subtitle formats.


Create more advanced captions for your AU files by using the latest caption format VTT (Video Text Tracks).

AU to captions

Quickly and easily create closed captions for your AU files so you can embed them in your video files.

Convert Audacity Audio File to text with Sonix 🚀

Sonix automatically transcribes and translates your audio/video files in 38+ languages. Easily search, edit, and share your media files. Sonix is an online, fully-automated speech to text service that quickly converts files in the Audacity Audio File format to text. Sonix does this conversion for you with the highest quality. Fast, accurate, and affordable. Millions of users from all over the world.

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Transcribe and translate confidently, knowing you’re backed by our award-winning team, who is ready to answer your questions. Get immediate help by visiting our Help Center, resources, tutorials, and Introduction to Sonix videos.

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