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How to Use VLC as Video Converter

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:25:35 • Proven solutions


1. Playing with VLC+
  1. 1.1 Play Blu-Ray Movies
  2. 1.2 Play DLNA Content
  3. 1.3 Play Videos in VLC with Airplay
  4. 1.4 Play YouTube Videos in VLC
  5. 1.5 Play M2TS with VLC
  6. 1.6 Play MTS with VLC
  7. 1.7 Play M4V with VLC
  8. 1.8 Play MP4 in VLC
  9. 1.9 Play RTMP with VLC
  10. 1.10 Play ISO with VLC
  11. 1.11 Play AVI with VLC
  12. 1.12 Play WMV with VLC
  13. 1.13 Play MIDI with VLC
  14. 1.14 Play 3D Movies with VLC
  15. 1.15 Play AVCHD with VLC
  16. 1.16 Play Sopcast in VLC
  17. 1.17 FLAC Not Playing
  18. 1.18 MP4 Not Playing
  19. 1.19 FLV Not Playing
  20. 1.20 MKV Not Playing
  21. 1.21 MOV Not Playing
  22. 1.22 UNDF Not Playing
  23. 1.23 Use VLC for PS3
  24. 1.24 VLC Assistant
  25. 1.25 VLC Alternative
2. Convert & Stream+
  1. 2.1 VLC Streamer
  2. 2.2 Stream From VLC to TV
  3. 2.3 VLC Video Converter
  4. 2.4 vlc to mp3
  5. 2.5 VLC to MP4
  6. 2.5 Convert FLAC to MP3 with VLC
3. Editing with VLC+
  1. 3.1 Edit vidoe Using VLC
  2. 3.2 Rotate Video Using VLC
  3. 3.3 Cut Video Using VLC
  4. 3.4 Lopp Videos in VLC
  5. 3.5 Adjust & Sync VLC Subtitle
4. VLC for Mobile+
  1. 4.1 VLC for iOS
  2. 4.2 VLC for iPad
  3. 4.3 VLC for Windows Phone
5. Tips & Tricks+
  1. 5.1 Download VLC 64 bit
  2. 5.2 VLC Latest Version
  3. 5.3 Download VLC for Mac
  4. 5.4 VLC for Windows 7
  5. 5.5 VLC for Windows 8
  6. 5.6 VLC Skins
  7. 5.7 VLC Command Line
  8. 5.8 VLC as Default Player
  9. 5.9 Convert CD with VLC
  10. 5.10 Burn VLC Files to DVD
  11. 5.11 VLC Web Plugin
  12. 5.12 Remote Control VLC
  13. 5.13 VLC Shortcuts
  14. 5.14 Screen Capture with VLC
  15. 5.15 Sync VLC Audio
  16. 5.16 KMPlayer vs. VLC
  17. 5.17 MPC vs. VLC
  18. 5.18 MPlayer vs. VLC
  19. 5.19 VLC Old Version
  20. 5.20 Snapshots in VLC
  21. 5.21 Change XBMC to VLC
  22. 5.22 Is VLC Safe
  23. 5.23 Best Torrent Player
  24. 5.24 How to Control the Speed
  25. 5.25 VLC Player Doesn't Have Sound

Can VLC convert video to MP4?

VLC is a popular media player with some rich features that make it the perfect video player. The reason is that it supports a wide variety of media files and formats. VLC not plays media files but also gives creative options like converting and editing, which you can use VLC as video converter. Here you'll see the step-by-step guide for converting video files using VLC on Windows and Mac.


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Part 1. How to Turn VLC to Video Converter On Windows

Windows users like to use VLC over Windows Media Player and its converting features to create video suits for other devices. Here are the steps if you do not know how to convert video format on Windows.

Step 1 Open the VLC media player. Go to the Media menu for Convert/Save.

Step 2 Then you'll see the “Open Media” window. Go to the File tab; there're two sections. In the First section, add the files you want to convert, and in seconds, you can include a subtitle file to embed in the video file.

Make VLC Turn Into a Video Converter

Step 3 After completing the two sections, click on the Convert/Save button; you need to specify the destination folder and name the video file and the video profile.

Make VLC Turn Into a Video Converter

Note: VLC gives a default package of profiles widely used as audio or video formats.

Step 4 Click Start to proceed to conversion. VLC player streams video files twice the speed of playing while converting them; you'll see the output file in your desired format once finished.

Tips: VLC is preloaded with important codecs, but you can install a codec pack if your software version is missing some codecs. Try to get the K-lite Codec Pack. Just Google search it, and you will find the download link. And VLC-supported formats include 3gp, Avi, Flv, MOV, Mkv, mp4, mpeg1, mpeg2, DivX, H/I 263, Mpeg 2 audio, mp3, FLAC, PCM, and A-law.

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Part 2. How to Use VLC as Video Converter On Mac

You can also use VLC to convert files on your Mac, which are playable on iTunes and uploadable on iCloud to sync with your other Apple devices. Here are the steps for converting videos on mac:

Step 1 Open the VLC media player on your MAC. Go to the File menu and go down to Convert/Stream. Wait for the dialog box to open. Select the files you want to convert in the new window by clicking on Open Media. In the below section, you can add subtitles files to embed with the video file. Click Convert/Stream to proceed.

Make VLC Turn Into a Video Converter

Step 2 Now, choose the profile you need to convert. There are various settings and tricks that you can use to create a custom profile. Choose the one you want to convert to and click on Save as File.

Make VLC Turn Into a Video Converter

Step 3 Once the process starts, wait for it to finish. You can see the progress. Check the output file after the conversion is done.

Tips: You can add more codecs by installing the K-lite codec for Mac. However, whichever operating system you use, VLC comes with almost all formats to help you see videos and listen to music. And VLC for Mac supports converting video format from and to 3gp, Avi, Flv, MOV, Mkv, mp4, mpeg1, mpeg2, DivX, H/I 263, Mpeg 2 audio, mp3, FLAC, PCM, and A-law.

Part 3. VLC Failed to Convert Video? Solved with the Best VLC Alternative!

Why is VLC not converting the full video but only a part? Why does VLC convert no video only audio? You may encounter such problems when using VLC as a video converter even though VLC works well as a good free tool. Don't worry! Wondershare UniConverter can help you out when VLC fails to convert your video.

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Steps on how to convert video using VLC alternative:

Step 1 Import your video files.

Launch this best VLC video converter alternative - Wondershare UniConverter on your computer. Choose the Converter tab from the feature list on the left, and click +Add Files to import your files to this tool.

Add video files to MP4 converter

Step 2 Choose MP4 or other formats as Output Format.

Expand the video list from the Output Format tab on the left-bottom corner, and choose MP4 or any other video format you want.

select MP4 format

Step 3 Start the conversion of the video to MP4.

After choosing a destination folder, click the Folder icon at the left-bottom to save your output files, click Convert to start the video conversion.

select MP4 format


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