Convert M2V 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 M2V file and give you a text file in a few minutes.

Convert M2V to text
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How do I convert my M2V file to text? 📋

Simply follow these six easy steps to accurately convert your video file (*.m2v) to text using the best speech-to-text algorithms:

Step 1: Create a free Sonix account to convert your M2V 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 M2V files from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or by dragging it on the page.

Step 2

Upload your MPEG-2 Video file(s) (*.M2V) from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or by dragging it on the page.

Step 3: Select the language spoken in your M2V file, then click 'Start Transcribing Now.'

Step 3

Select the language (over 38 languages supported) that was spoken in your M2V file, then click the button 'Start Transcribing Now.'

Step 4: Sonix does all the work. Our servers will extract the audio from your M2V file and convert it to text.

Step 4

Sonix automatically extracts the audio from your M2V file and converts it to text. It'll only take a few minutes so you can grab some coffee.

Step 5: Once your M2V 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 M2V 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 M2V file.

Yay! All done. Your M2V file has now been converted to text!🎉

Thousands of incredible customers trust Sonix to transcribe their M2V files 💖

  • NBC Universal converts their M2V video files to text with Sonix
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Convert M2V to text with Sonix 💖

Can you convert M2V to text?

Yes! There are various ways to convert M2V 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 M2V 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 M2V file in as little as 10 minutes.

What are the advantages when you transcribe M2V to text?

An M2V 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 M2V transcription of the video's audio can add subtitles that these viewers can read alongside.

An M2V 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 M2V 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 M2V to text converter online can also help you repurpose your content. For instance, you can take an M2V version of a podcast, then transcribe it into a blog article. You can also hand out transcripts of a webinar to participants.

M2V to text online converter can also help improve your search engine optimization (SEO) rankings. Search engines don't normally index M2V files because they can't "read" their contents. Mostly, bots rely on the M2V'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 M2V file and rank it accordingly. This not only improves your ranking but your M2V'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 M2V transcript that can boost your marketing.

Frequently Asked Questions for MPEG-2 Video (*.M2V) to txt 🎥

What is a M2V file?

M2V files are usually raw video files and thus, will not have any audio to be transcribed. They are normally designed to be multiplexed (also known as ‘muxed’) where audio data and other streams (including subtitles) are added before authoring (creation of a master or a DVD master). Thus, while you won’t be transcribing M2V files directly, you can easily transcribe with Sonix the audio stream that you will mux with the M2V file to create fast, accurate subtitle SRT files. M2V files are usually an extracted video-only version of a MPEG-2 file, but they can also sometimes contain audio files. They are also commonly seen with M2As, AIFs or WAV audio files before authoring.

Does Sonix transcribe video files with a *.M2V file extension?

Yes, Sonix does automatically transcribe video files with a .M2V file extension. Sonix is an online video to text converter. Convert any audio (mp3, m4a, wav, ...) or video (m2v, mp4, mov, avi, ...) file to text without installing any software! Sonix quickly and accurately transcribes *.M2V files and converts them to text in a txt format.

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Other ways to convert your M2V video files with Sonix 🎥

M2V to docx

Accurately transcribe your M2V file to Microsoft Word Format (docx) so you can bring the transcript into your workflow.

M2V to PDF

Easily transcribe your M2V file to Adobe's Portable Document Format (pdf) so you can share them with colleagues.

M2V to subtitles

Create subtitles for your M2V files to make them more accessible for your audience.

M2V to srt

Quickly create subtitles from your M2V files and save them as SRTs, one of the most widely supported subtitle formats.

M2V to VTT

Create more advanced captions for your M2V files by using the latest caption format VTT (Video Text Tracks).

M2V to captions

Quickly and easily create closed captions for your M2V files so you can embed them in your video files.

Add subtitles to M2V files

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

Convert MPEG-2 Video 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 MPEG-2 Video 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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