VLC has a large community of loyal users who download this player software when setting up their computer. The main reason is because it’s easy to use and can play almost any video or audio format you throw at it. In the past, this reduced a really complex process of installing codecs to be able to play this content, and that is why many people are very fond of it.
In addition to playing any content, it should be noted that It is open source and therefore completely free.. But although whenever we think of VLC the fact of playing videos comes to mind, but the truth is that it has many more functions such as converting them. In this article we explain how you can do it in a simple way.
VLC has the ability to convert both video and audio files by following the exact same steps. The only thing that changes (and that should be taken into account) are the formats that will have to be entered into the program to perform the conversion.
How to convert audio and video in VLC
Going into detail, to carry out this process the first thing is to open VLC and in the upper toolbar click on Half and in the list that opens go to Convert. Likewise, VLC also has the Control + R keyboard shortcut to open this window.
A pop-up window will automatically open where you must click on the Add button on the right side, and choose the audio or video file that you want to convert. Once added (they can be several in batch), click on Convert/Save at the bottom of the screen.
In the next part of the screen, you will see the word appear Profile and next to it a dropdown with which you can interact. It will be here where you will find a wide list of different formats to select from.
If you want to go a step further, you can also press the wrench to the right of the dropdown menu to choose the codec, the vit rate, the channels and even customize the encapsulation. Once this is done, all that remains is to select the destination file where you want it to be saved and click on Start.
Once the conversion has started, you will simply have to wait for it to finish and you will see the converted file in the location you have previously chosen. The time that VLC takes to carry out this process varies mainly depending on the size of the original file and also on the type of conversion that is going to be carried out, such as whether it is video or audio.
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