How to convert WMV to closed captions with Sonix

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How to convert WMV to closed captions with automated transcription 📋

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

Step 1

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

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

Step 2

Upload the Windows Media Video File file(s) (*.WMV) from your computer, Dropbox, Google Drive, or by dragging it on the page.

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

Step 3

Choose the language spoken in the uploaded WMV file. We support over 37 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 WMV file and convert it to SRT.

Step 4

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

Step 5: Once your WMV 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 WMV 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 WMV file. You can also adjust the character length and time duration length of each caption.

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

Thousands of incredible customers use SOnix to create closed captions from their WMV files 💖

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Frequently Asked Questions for Windows Media Video File (*.WMV)

What is a WMV file?

WMV files, also known as Windows Media Video files, are a compressed video format developed by Microsoft for Internet streaming. Many videos available online are stored in the WMV format. WMV file sizes are smaller so that they are easier to transmit over broadband and mobile networks without sacrificing picture quality and audio clarity. The WMV file is one of the most common files used to store video in Windows. You may see the file when downloading video from the Internet or when someone shares a video via USB device or email. You can watch video stored in WMV files with a variety of media players. Windows Video and Media Player are popular choices since they come installed with many Windows operating systems. Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 was the last version of the Windows Media Player developed for Mac OS X. However, Mac users can use Flip4Mac WMV (also known as Microsoft Windows Media Components for QuickTime) to play WMV files.

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

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

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Sonix transcribes your audio and video files in over 37 languages so they are easy to search, edit, and share. Sonix is an online, fully-automated speech to text service that quickly converts Windows Media Video File files to captions. Sign up today and start transcribing.

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