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How to use VLC to convert video files?


As you see, VLC media player plays almost any type of media file, but you can also use it to easily convert your video to most of the widely used audio and video formats. In this article, we will demonstrate the process of converting a video clip using VLC software.

Converting Videos with VLC

Step 1: Launch VLC media player and click on Media -> Convert / Save.


Step 2: Under the file tab you will see two sections. In the first one add the file you want to convert while the second section can be used to embed a subtitle to the converted video that's already in sync.


Step 3: Click on the Convert/Save button when you are done. Finally select the destination folder, give a desired filename, select the desired video profile and click on the start button.


Tip: By default VLC media player comes packed with a few profiles that can convert your video to most of the widely used audio and video formats like MP4, AVI, OGG, TS, Webm and ASF. You can edit, delete or create new profiles using three buttons located next to the select profile dropdown list.


Step 4: Once everything is at place press the start button.

It's now time to sit back and relax. The player will stream the video in twice the speed and convert it at the same time in the background.

Note: Although VLC is shipped with all the necessary codecs, but still would face some trouble while converting your videos. You can try installing a codec pack like K-Lite Codec, or looking for a more professional video converter program.

Another Optional to Convert Video to Any Format and Any Device

The best VLC alternative for converting all your media files we can recommend is Brorsoft Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate. It is a blazing-fast, intuitive all-in-one media toolkit which lets you rip, backup Blu-ray/DVDs and convert even edit videos in one place. With it, you can quickly convert virtually any DVD/Blu-ray as well as VOB, IFO, Video_TS folder, BDMV, MP4, MKV, AVI, MXF, AVCHD, MOV to all popular video/audio formats. After conversion, you can easily stream and play your converted files on any device including Sony TV, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Xbox, PlayStation and more.

If you're using a Mac, please turn to iMedia Converter for Mac(macOS Sierra included), which has the same function as the Windows version. Here is the simple process.

Note: Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate / iMedia Converter for Mac is on all-in-one Blu-ray / DVD ripping tool, video conveerter and editor. With it, you can effortlessly achieve all your multimedia demands and enjoy video/DVD/Blu-ray anywhere and anytime you like. If you want to rip DVD/Blu-ray and convert any kind of videos for personal use, there is no harm in trying it.

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(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5.8)

With only three simple steps, you can finish converting your video files:

1. Add videos: Run the best video converting software; click the "Add" button to load various video files like .avi, .wmv, .mov, .mkv, .vob, .mpg, etc for batch conversion.


2. Choose output format: Clicking the Format bar, here you can select MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MKV, WMV from the Common Video profile list as the target format. Or you can choose a preset for you device like iPad.


3. Start the conversion: When all settings are done, what you need to do now is to click the big Convert button and the program will begin video conversion immediately.

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