Convert AVI 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 AVI file and give you a text file in a few minutes.

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

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

Step 1: Create a free Sonix account to convert your AVI 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 AVI files from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or by dragging it on the page.

Step 2

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

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

Step 3

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

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

Step 4

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

Step 5: Once your AVI 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 AVI 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 AVI file.

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

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

  • NBC Universal converts their AVI video files to text with Sonix
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  • University of Arizona converts their AVI video files to text with Sonix

Convert AVI to text with Sonix 💖

Can you convert AVI to text?

Yes! There are various ways to convert AVI 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 AVI 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 AVI file in as little as 10 minutes.

What are the advantages when you transcribe AVI to text?

An AVI 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 AVI transcription of the video's audio can add subtitles that these viewers can read alongside.

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

AVI to text online converter can also help improve your search engine optimization (SEO) rankings. Search engines don't normally index AVI files because they can't "read" their contents. Mostly, bots rely on the AVI'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 AVI file and rank it accordingly. This not only improves your ranking but your AVI'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 AVI transcript that can boost your marketing.

Frequently Asked Questions for Audio Video Interleave File (*.AVI) to txt 🎥

What is a AVI file?

The .AVI file (also known as an Audio Video Interleave file) is a very popular video format with both audio and video usually stored in an uncompressed format. The AVI video file was first developed by Microsoft in 1992 and for a long time was the standard video format for Windows machines. AVI files are a multimedia container format that stores audio and video using a variety of codecs; popular codecs with high compression ratios were DivX and XviD. AVI files can be compressed, but typically they use less compression and are larger than many other popular video formats like MOV and MPEG. AVI files can be created without any compression and results in a “lossless AVI file.” These lossless AVI files have really large filesizes (can range between 2-3GB per minute of video). However, a lossless AVI file will not lose quality overtime and allows for playback without requiring any codecs to be installed on the user’s computer.

Does Sonix transcribe video files with a *.AVI file extension?

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

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Other ways to convert your AVI video files with Sonix 🎥

AVI to docx

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


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

AVI to subtitles

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

AVI to srt

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


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

AVI to captions

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

Add subtitles to AVI files

Quickly and easily add subtitles to your MP4 video files with the power of automated transcription.

Convert Audio Video Interleave 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 Audio Video Interleave 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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