translate audio voice file to text

Hi experts,

Does any one know a software that can translate an audio file to text.
Translate or just transform the an audio file with a voice recording into text (english).

Any one know a good sfotware to do this? Can be a payed software if there isn't  free.

Thx in advanced,
Miguel
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Miguel,

An extremely popular package for going from audio to text is Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking:
http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm

But I warn you — it is not perfect! It will make many mistakes, especially from an existing audio file (my personal experience is that the accuracy is better from live dictation than from an existing file). Also, be careful which edition you buy — some have the ability to process an audio file, others don't. They're always changing the names of the various editions and I bought mine a long time ago, so I can't tell you exactly what current editions can process existing files — it's probably the Premium, Professional, and Legal editions, not the Home edition (but that's just a guess). Regards, Joe
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justaphaseAuthor Commented:
I tried that software..
But tell me if i'm wrong, but it doesn't read audio files, only voice from microphone...
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're wrong. :)  As I said in my first post, "be careful which edition you buy — some have the ability to process an audio file, others don't." Over the years, the lower-priced editions (like Home) do not read audio files, while higher-priced editions (like Premium), do.

The current Professional edition does handle audio files. Here's a quote from their website:
Dictate on the go, transcribe back at your PC

Dragon will automatically transcribe the audio files to text back at your PC.
That quote is from here:
http://www.nuance.com/for-business/by-product/dragon/dragon-for-the-pc/dragon-professional/index.htm

Regards, Joe

Update: There's a one-minute video at the site confirming that the Premium and Professional editions can do it:

Dragon transcription
Here's the YouTube link for it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPf2qRPrXTM#t=28

Also, here's a 10-minute video with some details (the video says that the Legal edition can also do it):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuABO8nEX44

Regards, Joe
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justaphaseAuthor Commented:
Thx guys
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. Happy to help. Good luck with the project! Regards, Joe
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