Arabic transcription is tedious and time-consuming when done manually—listening and typing each word simultaneously. The intricacies of the Arabic script, along with the various dialects and pronunciation nuances, add to the challenge.
But we’ve found a way to transcribe Arabic audio to text in seconds without spending a penny. Here’s a sample:
أيها الأصدقاء والقراء والمتابعين أسعد الله يومكم بداية نهنئ الشعب الفرنسي بيومهم الوطني وكيف لا وفرنسا هي عاصمة الذوق وعاصمة الجمال وعاصمة الأناقة فتحية لهم وادعوا الله أن يسلمنا ويعافينا جميعاً والإنسانية جميعها من هذه الجائحة ثانياً أهنئ صحيفة العرب نيوز الدولية بثوبها الجديد باللغة الفرنسية هذا ال�وب الذي سيعزز التواصل بين الشعوب وسيمكن الحصول على الأخبار والمعلومات من مصادرها مما سيزيد من التواصل فتحية لهم. وأهنئ وأتمنى لفريق العرب نيوز كامل التوفيق والنجاح على هذا الانجاز. وشكرا جزيلا. على هذا الإنجاز و شكرا جزيلا.
Interested to know more? Read on!
How to create Arabic transcription for free
Want to convert Arabic audio to text in just a few minutes? Follow these steps:
- Log in or Sign up for Fireflies
- Select Arabic as your preferred language
- Upload your Arabic audio
- Review and finalize the transcript
Step 1: Log in or Sign up for Fireflies
To begin, log into your Fireflies account.
Fireflies only collects your calendar metadata, such as emails and user preferences. Also, your data is end-to-end encrypted during storage and in transit. The platform is also SOC 2 TYPE 2 and GDPR compliant.
Step 2: Select Arabic as your preferred language
Once logged in, click Settings.
It will open the Meeting Settings. Go to Meeting Language and select Arabic from the dropdown menu.
Step 3: Upload your Arabic audio
Now, click Uploads.
Once uploaded, you can see the file transcribed at the bottom of the same upload page.
Step 4: Review and finalize the transcript
The transcription process can take a few seconds to minutes, depending on the file size and your internet speed. Once done, you’ll receive an email notification from Fireflies.
You can access the file from the same Uploads page or the My Meetings channel in your Fireflies Notebook.
Click on the file name and open your transcription. Review the transcript to ensure accuracy and finalize it. Voila! Your Arabic transcript is ready.
For explanation purpose, here’s the Arabic transcription of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz’s opening speech at the 40th GCC Summit.
How to transcribe Arabic meetings with Fireflies
Fireflies is also a great tool for transcribing all your meetings, enabling you to focus on the conversation without worrying about note-taking.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to effectively transcribe Arabic meetings using Fireflies:
Step 1: Log in to your Fireflies account.
Step 2: Access the Settings and confirm that the default language is configured as Arabic.
Step 3: Navigate to the main dashboard from the left-hand navigation bar and configure your Current meeting settings.
That's all! Fireflies will now join your meetings based on your preferences and transcribe them. You can find your meetings and uploads in the "My Meetings" or "All Meetings" channels in your Notebook.
Why Fireflies for Arabic transcription?
Here are 6 reasons why Fireflies is one of the best Arabic audio transcription services:
- Generates 90%+ accurate transcripts within minutes
- Provides AI-generated summary for quick reviews
- Guarantees the highest security for your data
- Supports multiple formats
- Offers advanced Collaboration features
- Highly cost-effective solution
1. Generates 90%+ accurate transcripts within minutes
Fireflies generates 90%+ accurate transcripts within a few seconds to minutes, depending on the file size.
The transcripts are time-stamped and mark different voices, which you can easily edit.
You can also add speaker labels by clicking on Speaker 1 and Speaker 2. Write the name, and that’s it!
2. Provides AI-generated summaries for quick reviews
Apart from the accurate transcription, Fireflies also generates AI summaries of your audio file, highlighting the key points in the conversation.
Instead of going through an entire transcript or listening to the whole audio, you can simply read the AI-generated summary and understand the gist of the audio within seconds.
3. Guarantees the highest security for your data
Fireflies is GDPR and SOC 2 Type II certified. Its database is housed in a Virtual Private Cloud with AWS, while the servers are hosted on Google Cloud.
Additionally, all of your data in AWS S3 is completely encrypted both at rest and during transit.
This ensures the privacy of your voice data because no one can access your recordings, unlike manual transcribers, who need to listen to your audio file to create transcripts.
4. Supports multiple formats
It also allows you to export the generated transcript in 5 formats with or without timestamps—DOCX, PDF, SRT, CSV, and JSON.
5. Offers advanced Collaboration features
Even in its free version, Fireflies offers advanced collaboration features like:
- Soundbites: Create shareable audio snippets from the highlights of your audio
- Thread: Add and reply to comments within the transcript
- Playlist: Create a collection of soundbites and related audios from multiple files in one place
6. Highly cost-effective solution
Transcription service providers typically charge $1.30 to $3.50 per minute.
In contrast, you can create up to three transcriptions and store 800 minutes of data at zero cost with Fireflies’ Free Plan.
And, if your requirements are more, you can get more transcription and storage credits at just $10/seat/month, billed annually—still cheaper than other transcription software or service providers.
Converting Arabic audio to text is nothing but a cakewalk with Fireflies, that too absolutely free! It’s like having a personal assistant who never gets tired and transcribes for you with 90% accuracy in just minutes.
Plus, as it follows the highest security standards, you never need to worry about the safety and privacy of your data.
So, the next time you need Arabic transcription, give Fireflies a try and discover a whole new level of convenience. Happy transcribing!