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

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

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

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

Step 2

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

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

Step 3

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

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

Step 4

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

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. Simply type in your browser to correct any words.

Step 6: Download a text version of your WMV 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 WMV file.

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

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

  • NBC Universal converts their WMV video files to text with Sonix
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  • Le Monde converts their WMV video files to text with Sonix
  • The Times converts their WMV video files to text with Sonix
  • Wired converts their WMV video files to text with Sonix
  • Fast Company converts their WMV video files to text with Sonix
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  • CIBC converts their WMV video files to text with Sonix
  • University of Arizona converts their WMV video files to text with Sonix

Convert WMV to text with Sonix 💖

Can you convert WMV to text?

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

What are the advantages when you transcribe WMV to text?

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

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

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

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

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 txt format.

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Other ways to convert your WMV video files with Sonix 🎥

WMV to docx

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


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

WMV to subtitles

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

WMV to srt

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


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

WMV to captions

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

Add subtitles to WMV files

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

Convert Windows Media 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 Windows Media 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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