Convert MP3 to text


I am almost 70 and not very computer literate. I have some MP3 voice files which I would like to convert to text. I have searched with Google and one answer was to use Audacity. However, I have looked through the manual and cannot find how to do this. Is it possible and if so how can I do it please?



No, Audacity can’t do that. You need special “speech recognition software”, such as “Dragon” (by Nuance).

Windows (Vista and later) does come with Speech Recognition built in. I don’t know how well it works recording a file into a microphone input, but definitely it won’t punctuate, so you would have to add punctuation later if recording from a file.

Dragon does have some free trials.


Thanks Gale and Steve for your replies.