Audio to text models are models that can generate text from an audio file.

The transcription endpoint allows to convert audio files to text. The endpoint is based on whisper.cpp, a C++ library for audio transcription. The endpoint input supports all the audio formats supported by ffmpeg.


Once LocalAI is started and whisper models are installed, you can use the /v1/audio/transcriptions API endpoint.

For instance, with cURL:

  curl http://localhost:8080/v1/audio/transcriptions -H "Content-Type: multipart/form-data" -F file="@<FILE_PATH>" -F model="<MODEL_NAME>"


Download one of the models from here in the models folder, and create a YAML file for your model:

  name: whisper-1
backend: whisper
  model: whisper-en

The transcriptions endpoint then can be tested like so:

  ## Get an example audio file
wget --quiet --show-progress -O gb1.ogg

## Send the example audio file to the transcriptions endpoint
curl http://localhost:8080/v1/audio/transcriptions -H "Content-Type: multipart/form-data" -F file="@$PWD/gb1.ogg" -F model="whisper-1"

## Result
{"text":"My fellow Americans, this day has brought terrible news and great sadness to our country.At nine o'clock this morning, Mission Control in Houston lost contact with our Space ShuttleColumbia.A short time later, debris was seen falling from the skies above Texas.The Columbia's lost.There are no survivors.One board was a crew of seven.Colonel Rick Husband, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Anderson, Commander Laurel Clark, Captain DavidBrown, Commander William McCool, Dr. Kultna Shavla, and Elon Ramon, a colonel in the IsraeliAir Force.These men and women assumed great risk in the service to all humanity.In an age when spaceflight has come to seem almost routine, it is easy to overlook thedangers of travel by rocket and the difficulties of navigating the fierce outer atmosphere ofthe Earth.These astronauts knew the dangers, and they faced them willingly, knowing they had a highand noble purpose in life.Because of their courage and daring and idealism, we will miss them all the more.All Americans today are thinking as well of the families of these men and women who havebeen given this sudden shock and grief.You're not alone.Our entire nation agrees with you, and those you loved will always have the respect andgratitude of this country.The cause in which they died will continue.Mankind has led into the darkness beyond our world by the inspiration of discovery andthe longing to understand.Our journey into space will go on.In the skies today, we saw destruction and tragedy.As farther than we can see, there is comfort and hope.In the words of the prophet Isaiah, \"Lift your eyes and look to the heavens who createdall these, he who brings out the starry hosts one by one and calls them each by name.\"Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.The same creator who names the stars also knows the names of the seven souls we mourntoday.The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth yet we can pray that all aresafely home.May God bless the grieving families and may God continue to bless America.[BLANK_AUDIO]"}

Last updated 19 Jan 2024, 19:23 +0100 . history