How to Convert Video and Audio Files Using VLC Media Player - Tech Marks The Spot



In my opinion, VLC media player is the best player available to Windows users. It is free, open source, and packed with features. I already wrote two guides:



Once you start exploring this powerful media player you will find that it can do a lot. What we are going to talk about in this installment of Tech Marks The Spot is how to convert video and audio files using VLC.

Video and Audio File Formats

There are many multimedia file formats. One of the strengths of VLC Media Player is that it can handle almost anything that you throw at it. You can also convert files between many of the media formats:


  • MP4
  • Webm
  • TS
  • OGG
  • ASF
  • MP3
  • FLAC
  • CD
  • iPOD SD
  • Android SD
  • And more!

Whether you want to convert a file to a different video format or would like to convert a video file to MP3 so you can capture it's audio VLC makes it easy.

How to Convert Video or Audio with VLC Media Player


  1. Open VLC Media Player. 



  2. Click "Media". 



  3. Click "Convert / Save". 



  4. Click "Add". 



  5. Browse to and choose the file you want to convert. 



  6. Click "Open". 



  7. Click "Convert / Save". 



  8. Under "Convert" and next to "Profile" select the file type that you want to convert your file to in the dropdown menu. 



  9. Click the wrench icon for more options. 



  10. Click "Browse". 



  11. Navigate to a location to save the output file. Enter a name for the file and click "save". 



  12. Click "Start". 




With VLC Media Player you can listen to your media, stream media, convert, and much more. If you want to learn more check out the VLC features page.

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