Transcribe your YouTube Videos to Text 

With VEED it's easy to transcribe your YouTube videos online. There's no extra software required- VEED works in your browser. You don’t even need to download the YouTube video, simply paste in the url and away you go. Whether you want to create text transcriptions, or add subtitles, it couldn’t be easier. VEED automatically converts speech to text and you can transcribe your video and translate it into over 100 languages! All automatically. Save your YouTube video transcript as a text file (.txt) to see accurate video to text transcription. After that, you can tap into all of the other editing options VEED has in store for you!

How to Transcribe YouTube Videos

How to Transcribe YouTube Videos
  1. Add Video

    You can either upload the video to VEED, or copy and paste the url. Once pasted, click the icon on the right and your YouTube video will upload

  2. Generate transcription

    Click ‘Subtitles’ > ‘Auto Subtitles’. Then press ‘START’. Your transcript will be generated, automatically as the video plays out

  3. Edit & Save

    To edit, click on the subtitles and start typing. It’s that easy. You can also edit the design of the subtitles, click on ‘styles’ and pick from the VEED design options. When finished, click ‘Options’, then ‘Download Subtitles’ in ‘.TXT format’ to download your text transcript

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More Searchable

By adding a transcription or subtitles to your YouTube video, you will make it more searchable with its additional text element. Boost your search rankings and generate more clicks to appear higher up on results pages!

Teaching Materials

Text transcripts are super useful for creating teaching & learning materials! Text transcripts can be a useful resource to bolster or underpin learning. They can also be a useful way to study conversational speech and talk. They are great for learning foreign languages. Text transcripts create a whole host of extended learning opportunities!


A text transcript is a great way of keeping a record of what was said in your podcast, and creating keyword/topic searchability for users & listeners! Having a text transcript also gives listeners & users the option to quickly refer back to your podcast and find those key moments!


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I transcribe audio from YouTube?


It’s easy with VEED! Upload the YouTube video, click ‘Subtitles’ > ‘Auto Subtitles’, press ‘START’ and your free video to text transcription will begin!

How long does it take to transcribe?


Once the video is uploaded and you have clicked ‘Subtitles’ > ‘Auto Subtitles’, ‘START’ your text transcriptions are automatic! It depends on the length of the video but the transcriptions happen super fast via our cloud-based servers. 

Do I need to download the YouTube video?


No. You can simply copy and paste the url address without having to download the video first. 



What file formats are compatible with VEED?


VEED supports all major file types and is compatible with a range of different audio, video and platform formats. These include: AAC, AVI, Facebook Video, GIF, Instagram Story Video, M4V, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPE, MPG4, OGG, WEBM, Xbox Video, Zoom Video, and many, many more!

More than a YouTube Video Transcriber 

We can help you with so much more than just transcribing YouTube videos. Our editing software makes it easy to edit your video. Personalise, choose the font, style and layout of your text. We can help you add subtitles & captions automatically, add filters & effects to your videos, slow down your videos, split subtitles, speed up your videos, draw on your videos, translate your videos into another language, and much more. VEED is a flexible and intuitive video editing tool, designed with you in mind. Try our free editing software to transform your YouTube video into exciting text transcriptions!

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about VEED

Veed is a great piece of browser software with the best team I've ever seen.

Veed allows for subtitling, editing, effect/text encoding, and many more advanced features that other editors just can't compete with. The free version is wonderful, but the Pro version is beyond perfect. Keep in mind that this a browser editor we're talking about and the level of quality that Veed allows is stunning and a complete game changer at worst.

Chris Y.

I love using VEED as the speech to subtitles transcription is the most accurate I've seen on the market.

It has enabled me to edit my videos in just a few minutes and bring my video content to the next level

Laura Haleydt - Brand Marketing Manager, Carlsberg Importers

The Best & Most Easy to Use Simple Video Editing Software!

I had tried tons of other online editors on the market and been disappointed. With VEED I haven't experienced any issues with the videos I create on there.

It has everything I need in one place such as the progress bar for my 1-minute clips, auto transcriptions for all my video content, and custom fonts for consistency in my visual branding.

Diana B - Social Media Strategist, Self Employed

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