Amazon Transcribe
Developer Guide


Returns information about a transcription job. To see the status of the job, check the TranscriptionJobStatus field. If the status is COMPLETED, the job is finished and you can find the results at the location specified in the TranscriptionFileUri field.

Request Syntax

{ "TranscriptionJobName": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name of the job.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 200.

Pattern: ^[0-9a-zA-Z._-]+

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "TranscriptionJob": { "CompletionTime": number, "CreationTime": number, "FailureReason": "string", "LanguageCode": "string", "Media": { "MediaFileUri": "string" }, "MediaFormat": "string", "MediaSampleRateHertz": number, "Transcript": { "TranscriptFileUri": "string" }, "TranscriptionJobName": "string", "TranscriptionJobStatus": "string" } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


An object that contains the results of the transcription job.

Type: TranscriptionJob object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


There is a problem with one of the input fields. Check the S3 bucket name, make sure that the job name is not a duplicate, and confirm that you are using the correct file format. Then resend your request.

HTTP Status Code: 400


There was an internal error. Check the error message and try your request again.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Either you have sent too many requests or your input file is longer than 2 hours. Wait before you resend your request, or use a smaller file and resend the request.

HTTP Status Code: 400


We can't find the requested job. Check the job name and try your request again.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: