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Import from Descript
Import from Descript

Connect Descript and Wistia to import both video and audio content.

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Written by Caroline F
Updated over a week ago

What is Descript?

Descript is a collaborative audio and video editor. It includes transcription, a screen recorder, publishing, full multitrack editing, as well as AI tools.

How it works

When you’re ready to share your media to Wistia, you’ll need to publish it within Descript first. Once you hit publish, processing and encoding will begin in Descript.


Depending on the size of the project, this could result in longer wait times to export to Wistia. So, depending on your timeline, be sure to publish early!

Publish Media in Descript
Export and Publish Media in Descript

When your media has finished publishing, you’ll then be able to share it to Wistia directly from within Descript. Click the “Share” button in Descript, and then select “Wistia” in the popup modal, from under “Cloud export.”

Share your media from Descript

When your media is importing to Wistia, you’ll see a page indicating that the import is in progress.


If your media is still encoding with Descript, this page will stick around a bit longer.

Importing media from Descript


You can leave this page while the import is still processing and the media will continue to upload!

Once the media has finished encoding and has been imported into Wistia, you’ll be brought to its Wistia media page, and Wistia will then begin its encoding process.


If you have a transcript or captions in Descript, these will automatically be uploaded and pulled into Wistia!

Questions? Reach out to our Support Team - we’re happy to help!

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