Convert MP4 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 MP4 file and give you a text file in a few minutes.

Convert MP4 to text
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How do I convert my MP4 file to text? 📋

Simply follow these six easy steps to accurately convert your video file (*.mp4) to text using the best speech-to-text algorithms:

Step 1: Create a free Sonix account to convert your MP4 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 MP4 files from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or by dragging it on the page.

Step 2

Upload your MPEG-4 Video File file(s) (*.MP4) from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or by dragging it on the page.

Step 3: Select the language spoken in your MP4 file, then click 'Start Transcribing Now.'

Step 3

Select the language (over 49 languages supported) that was spoken in your MP4 file, then click the button 'Start Transcribing Now.'

Step 4: Sonix does all the work. Our servers will extract the audio from your MP4 file and convert it to text.

Step 4

Sonix automatically extracts the audio from your MP4 file and converts it to text. It'll only take a few minutes so you can grab some coffee.

Step 5: Once your MP4 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 MP4 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 MP4 file.

Yay! All done. Your MP4 file has now been converted to text!🎉

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Convert MP4 to text with Sonix 💖

Can you convert MP4 to text?

Yes! There are various ways to convert MP4 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 MP4 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 MP4 file in as little as 10 minutes.

What are the advantages when you transcribe MP4 to text?

An MP4 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 MP4 transcription of the video's audio can add subtitles that these viewers can read alongside.

An MP4 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 MP4 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 MP4 to text converter online can also help you repurpose your content. For instance, you can take an MP4 version of a podcast, then transcribe it into a blog article. You can also hand out transcripts of a webinar to participants.

MP4 to text online converter can also help improve your search engine optimization (SEO) rankings. Search engines don't normally index MP4 files because they can't "read" their contents. Mostly, bots rely on the MP4'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 MP4 file and rank it accordingly. This not only improves your ranking but your MP4'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 MP4 transcript that can boost your marketing.

Frequently Asked Questions for MPEG-4 Video File (*.MP4) to txt 🎥

What is a MP4 file?

An MP4 file is also known as a MPEG-4 Part 14 multimedia container. MP4 files were developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPED). WIth an MP4 File, there are separate compression algorithms for the audio and video tracks. Typically, video is compressed with the MPEG-4 codec and the audio is compressed using the AAC codec (which is the same codec used in AAC files). Most MP4 files are downloaded from Apple’s iTunes STore since most of the media downloaded from the store is downloaded in this format. The MP4 format is also used for Internet streaming video.

Does Sonix transcribe video files with a *.MP4 file extension?

Yes, Sonix does automatically transcribe video files with a .MP4 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 *.MP4 files and converts them to text in a txt format.

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Other ways to convert your MP4 video files with Sonix 🎥

MP4 to docx

Accurately transcribe your MP4 file to Microsoft Word Format (docx) so you can bring the transcript into your workflow.

MP4 to PDF

Easily transcribe your MP4 file to Adobe's Portable Document Format (pdf) so you can share them with colleagues.

MP4 to subtitles

Create subtitles for your MP4 files to make them more accessible for your audience.

MP4 to srt

Quickly create subtitles from your MP4 files and save them as SRTs, one of the most widely supported subtitle formats.

MP4 to VTT

Create more advanced captions for your MP4 files by using the latest caption format VTT (Video Text Tracks).

MP4 to captions

Quickly and easily create closed captions for your MP4 files so you can embed them in your video files.

Add subtitles to MP4 files

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

Convert MPEG-4 Video File to text with Sonix 🚀

Sonix automatically transcribes and translates your audio/video files in 49+ 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-4 Video 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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