Convert speech to text

This page shows you how to use Vertex AI Studio to convert speech to text.

To learn how to convert text to speech, see Convert text to speech.

Convert speech to text

To convert speech to text, do the following:

  1. In the Vertex AI section of the Google Cloud console, go to the Vertex AI Studio page.

    Go to Vertex AI Studio

  2. In the Speech card, click Open.

  3. Select the Speech-to-text tab.

  4. In Speech, click Browse to select the audio file that you want to convert to text.

  5. In the Language selector box, select the language of the speech in the audio file.

  6. Click Submit.

    The converted text appears in Text.


  • Audio files can be a maximum 60 seconds or 10 MB (whichever is less).
  • Files are transcribed with the Chirp model.
  • Only 16-bit linear PCM WAV files are supported.

You can use the Speech-to-Text UI directly to overcome these limitations.

What's next

  • For more models, advanced features, and ability to transcribe files up to 8 hours, see Speech-to-Text.