How to convert mp3 to text

MP3 has been the most common audio format for decades now. MP3 files are audio file that are compressed via a compression algorithm to reduce file size. By doing so, you can distribute the audio online. Ever since its invention, it has been used to transfer songs to MP3-players and iPods for example. Nowadays, everything can be downloaded from databases such as Spotify and iTunes, so is there still a need for MP3? Here we will talk about what MP3’s are still used for and how you can concert MP3 file to text.


MP3 files are commonly used to record meetings, podcasts, lectures and audiobooks. Most audio players support and can open an MP3 file. MP3 files cannot support video or imaging, only audio. MP3 can compress a song by a factor of 10 or 12 and still retain something close to CD quality. So a 30-megabyte sound file from a CD reduces to 3 megabytes or so in MP3. When you download the MP3 file and play it, it sounds almost as good as the original file.


You can convert audio to text, by taking the MP3 file and using technology to transfer the audio to written words. But how does that work? Converting mp3 to text online can be done by using a converter. These editors work as follows: make sure your MP3 file is stored on your computer, and upload it to the editor. Fix the settings to the amount of speakers and the language of the audio. The editor or converter will then recognize the language and make a transcript of your audio. Make sure to check the text afterwards, because there can be some errors due to mispronunciation et cetera. Eventually you can export the text to your desired format, like Word or Pdf.

Human vs Computer

Like any computer, converters can make small errors in the transcript. When you have a flexible budget and a bit more time, you can choose human transcription. This will ensure accurate results, but it can definitely take a lot longer and cost a lot more money.