How to convert MP4 to text

With modern video technology, everyone is recording something.

From films and series, to simple social media posts and vlogging videos.

Businesses use video recordings to save interviews and meetings, and universities use video to record lectures.

Video files seem to dominate our media these days.

But, what happens when you need to convert that MP4 video file into text?

Here’s how you can make that happen.

Guy filming a woman with his camara for a Vlog

MP4 to text – quick and easy

Whatever your reasoning, converting MP4 into text is a relatively simple process.

Here are the steps:

  1. Upload the Video File

    The first thing you need to do is upload the video file into our Focus on Listening program.

    You will tell the system what language the video is in, and simply hit the submit button.

    This will allow our systems the chance to get working on your video file transcription immediately.

  2. Review & Edit

    Depending on the length of the file, you will receive your text transcription in a few minutes to a few hours.

    Once you do, you can then review the text and edit it if you see any errors or inconsistencies.

  3. Export & Save

    Finally, once you have reviewed the text file, you can export it and save it in one of our many various supported file types including .docx, .txt, .vtt, and more.

Reasons for converting MP4 into text

There are a multitude of reasons why one might want to convert MP4 files into text.

They can range from:

  • Increasing accessibility of your videos with accurate subtitling.
  • Increasing SEO ranking through providing transcripts/subtitles of the video.
  • Storing transcripts of meetings, lectures, or interviews.
  • Ease of translation into other languages with a simple text document.
  • Reach a wider audience with access to transcripts that can be translated, formatted, and distributed all over the globe.

And the benefits don’t end there.

Having a video in and of itself is one tool that can be used in a lot of ways.

However, having the text of the content of that video can add a whole extra layer of utility to you, your business, or your brand.

And the best part is, it’s super simple to do with our Focus on Listening MP4 to text conversion tool.

Final thoughts

At Focus on Listening, we aim to make transcription accessible and easy for everyone.

Whether you own a massive corporation, or are just a student looking to make their life easier.

Transcription is not available to the masses in a fast, accurate, and affordable manner.

That’s why you should use Focus on Listening to convert your MP4 files into text files whenever you need them.

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