How to convert WAV to closed captions with Sonix

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How do I accurately convert my WAV files to closed captions? 📋

Sonix uses the latest automated transcription technology to convert your audio files (*.wav) to closed captions. Follow these six steps and see how magical it is:

Step 1: Create a free Sonix account to start converting your WAV file to a closed caption file

Step 1

Sign up for a free Sonix trial account—includes 30 minutes of free WAV to captions conversion.

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

Step 2

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

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

Step 3

Choose the language spoken in the uploaded WAV file. We support over 38 different languages including Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and English. Click the 'Start Transcribing Now' button.

Step 4: Sonix does all the work so grab a tasty cupcake. Our servers will extract the audio from your WAV file and convert it to SRT.

Step 4

Sonix will then automatically transcribe the audio from your WAV file and convert it to a simple text format. Grab a cupcake, it will take only a few minutes.

Step 5: Once your WAV 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 before we convert it to a caption file. Simply type in your browser to correct any words in your transcript.

Step 6: Download a SRT version of your WAV file by clicking Export and selecting 'Subrip caption file (.srt).'

Step 6

Click the 'Export' button. Choose either 'Subrip subtitle file (.srt)' or 'WebVTT file (.vtt)' from the dropdown to download the closed caption version of your WAV file. You can also adjust the character length and time duration length of each caption.

That's it! Your WAV file has now been converted to closed captioning and is ready for the next step in your workflow!🎉

Thousands of customers create closed captions from their WAV files with Sonix 💖

  • Google converts their WAV audio files to closed captions with Sonix
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Frequently Asked Questions for WAVE Audio File (*.WAV) to subtitle 🔈

What is a WAV file?

WAV files are audio files saved in the ‘Waveform Audio File Format,’ a highly standardized digital audio format created by Microsoft and IBM. It is the most popular way of storing audio waveform data on computers. WAV files can be saved with different sampling and bitrates. WAV files usually contain raw, uncompressed audio data and their file sizes can be quite large. It is normally saved for CD quality audio with 44.1 KHz, 16-bit, stereo format. WAV files are similar to .AIF files, but they are based on the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF), rather than the Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF). Hence, WAV files are more popular on the Windows platform while AIF files are more popular on MacOS systems.

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

Yes, Sonix does automatically transcribe audio files with a .WAV file extension. Sonix is an online audio 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 *.WAV files and converts them to text in a subtitle format.

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

WAV to subtitles

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

WAV to srt

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

WAV to VTT

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

Create closed captions from your WAVE Audio File files 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 WAVE Audio File files to captions. Fast, accurate, and affordable. Millions of users from all over the world.

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