Professional Direct Urdu Transcription and Translation Service from Audio or Video Files

We can provide a direct translation from any Urdu audio or video file into English.

The linguist will listen to the Urdu speech on the audio or video file and will provide a direct written translation into English much in the same way as an interpreter would interpret what he or she hears verbally.

Our Urdu translators and transcriptionists can include speaker labels and time codes, depending on your requirement.

The quality and speed of output will depend on the clarity of the source media file, so if you’re starting from scratch, please obtain the best quality recording possible.

Professional direct translation from Urdu AUDIO/VIDEO into English

We can provide a direct translation from any Urdu audio or video file into English. Unless required, no accompanying Urdu transcript is produced.

Time stamps

Our Urdu direct translation service includes 5-minute time code markers as standard. We can however increase the frequency if required to every minute/every 10 seconds/every sentence/every change of speaker, and with some languages, even every word is possible.

Source media file formats – Urdu audio and video

We can handle just about any input format including:

Youtube and Vimeo links, AAC, ACT, AIFC, AIFF, AMR, APE, AU, CAF, DCT, DVS, FLAC, OGG, M4A, MP2, MP3, UPC, MSV, QCP, RA/RM, SHN, SPX, VOC, VOX, WAV, WMA, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AV1, DivX, DV, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, WMV

Industry-specific Urdu transcription and direct Urdu translation service

We have industry-specific Urdu translators and transcribers covering a wide range of material including:

  • Urdu transcription and/or direct translation from Urdu to English of footage for tv production companies
  • Urdu transcription and/or direct translation from Urdu to English of academic research material for universities and libraries
  • Urdu transcription and/or direct translation from Urdu to English of oral histories
  • Urdu transcription and/or direct translation from Urdu to English of court tapes, police interviews, immigration interviews and solicitor/client meetings.
Confidentiality

Our carefully vetted Urdu audio typists, transcriptionists and translators are bound by a non-disclosure agreement to keep all material confidential, but we are happy to sign additional non-disclosure agreements if required.

Rates
  • Urdu subtitling rates start from £9.99 + VAT per source video minute
  • Urdu same language transcription rates start from £3.99 per source audio/video minute
  • Urdu language direct translation from audio/video rates start from £7.99 per source audio/video minute
  • Please note these rates are a broad indication only. Minimum charges apply, and rates will vary depending on audio quality, number of speakers, subject matter, volume, etc.

Please note: VAT is chargeable for our UK clients. We are able to provide quotations in GB pounds, US Dollars or Euros.

Please refer to our client feedback page to learn more about the unbeatable direct translation from Urdu audio or video service we offer.

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If you have a project you would like to discuss, do please call us on +44 (0)1544 388040 or contact us via our free Quote & File Uploads form.

WHILE YOU’RE HERE... SOME QUITE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE Urdu LANGUAGE

Urdu is an Indo-Aryan language with about 104 million speakers, including those who speak it as a second language. It is the national language of Pakistan and is closely related to and mutually intelligible with Hindi, though a lot of Urdu vocabulary comes from Persian and Arabic, while Hindi contains more vocabulary from Sanskrit. Linguists consider Standard Urdu and Standard Hindi to be different formal registers both derived from the Khari Boli dialect, which is also known as Hindustani. At an informal spoken level there are few significant differences between Urdu and Hindi and they could be considered varieties a single language.

Urdu is also spoken in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, India, Malawi, Mauritius, Nepal, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, the UAE, the UK and Zambia.

Urdu has been written with a version of the Perso-Arabic script since the 12th century and is normally written in Nastaliq style. The word Urdu is Turkish for 'foreign' or 'horde'.

Courtesy of Omniglot

Urdu SAMPLE TEXT

اجنبی
کھوئی کھوئی آنکھیں
بکھرے بال
شکن آلود قبا
لُٹا لُٹا انسان !
سائے کی طرح سے میرے ساتھ رہا کرتا لیکن
کِسی جگہ مل جائے تو
گبھرا کر مُڑ جاتا ہے
اور پھر دور سے جا کر مجھ کو تکنے لگتا ہے
کون ہے یہ
پروین شاکر

Urdu example video

This is intended as a language sample video - the subtitles/captions were not created by Knockhundred Translations.
You can find more information on our subtitling services here
AND LASTLY, An Urdu PROVERB

اب پچھتائے کیا، جب چڑیاں چگ گئیں کھیت