what Software can I use to convert an audio file with spoken german to a text? It should run under Linux, ideally FOSS and offline.

It should come pre-trained, I do not want to train it.


You can use Vosk, it supports German, runs offline and can transcribe speech with Python. You can also use the speech recognition server from docker.

Latest big German model is here (1 Gb):


There is also a small one for lightweight applications.

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