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  1. #1
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    May 2009

    How to convert Videos using VLC Player

    An essential tool to keep in your computer is a video converter. If you use the VLC Media Player, you'll probably want to know how to convert videos with VLC. So just follow a few simple steps.

    One of the most unknown of VLC is precisely to be able to convert and extract videos. This way you can save having to install a converter, and with the same program you can play and convert videos with VLC free and easy. Most people use VLC as a universal player, not knowing that you can use the same for converting video to different formats. We see how,

    First, make sure you have the latest version of VLC. Check the website for updated versions.

    Open VLC and go at this point on the Media menu -> Convert / Save, or simply press Ctrl + R

    Now select the video you want to convert with the Add button and press Convert / Save.

    At this point you can name and location to the converted file in the Target field.

    Now you can choose from predefined profiles: H264, Theora, Vorbis, DivX etc and edit them using the edit button.

    If you want to instead create a profile from scratch with your own settings, press the third button and set the parameters to your liking. In this case (custom profile) you can choose all applicable options regarding: Encapsulation (the type of container you prefer video mpeg, ogg, mp4, avi etc etc), Video Coding, Audio Coding and any subtitles to be included in the video

    At the end of the settings, press Start and VLC will start converting the files to the format required: take some time depending on the length and complexity of the video.

    The progress of the conversion will be marked by the advancement of the player bar. Before you get good results with the custom settings you have to do several tests. If you want to play it safe use the preset program. I remind you that VLC is available for all operating systems

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    Re: How to convert Videos using VLC Player

    Here are some easy steps :
    • Launch VLC > Settings > Preferences > Steam Output > Soul Stream > Transcode > Tick on Advance option on the lower right. Here you have to set the video height and width. If you want you can can leave that default.
    • Now open your video file > and then tick on Stream / save. Now click on Settings.
    • Under Stream Output add the location and from below choose the right video and audio codec. This is important or else the video quality will be poor. Click ok and you are done.

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