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How to Convert VLC Files to MP4 Files

Like most people, you may like using VLC as your media player, for the free player can play various audio & video formats, as well as DVDs etc. And as a VLC lover, you may probably store lots of movies in the VLC library. Well, want to convert these videos or movies in VLC to MP4 format for playback on your smart mobile phone or most other portable devices like PSP etc? If so, you can learn how to convert VLC videos to MP4 videos quickly and easily in this article.

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Part 1: How to Convert VLC Files to MP4 with VLC

Step 1: Import Video to VLC

First of all, we need to open our VLC Media Player, and after it opening, we should click of top navigation bar, and click on the “Media” point, which will open a little dropbox.


In this dropbox we should click on the “Open Multiple Files…” tab, (or use a hotkey Ctrl+Shift+O) and wait until the menu will appear on our screen.

Step 2: Go to the Convert menu

In the menu, which has appeared, click on “Add” button, and choose the file you need to convert. After this you should click on the arrow, which is situated near the “Play” button. Clicking on this arrow will open a dropbox, in which we should choose a link, called “Convert”, or just use a hotkeys Alt+O.


Step 3: Choose the settings as you like

In the menu, which has appeared, you’ll see such things:

The path to the source of the video, type of this file, and the setting, which we need to set up.

First of all, we need to manage our profiles, and choose which one fits us the best. In the dropbox one can see very many profiles – for iDevices, TVs, Androids, etc. But we need to choose only one – it’s called “Audio – MP3 (MP4)”. It’s shown on the screenshot:


As you have noticed there are some buttons to the right of the dropbox, there we’ve chosen the type of profile. These buttons are used for:

vlc config Press to configure the type of video or audio codecs, which you need exactly for the video or an audio you’re trying to convert. By the way, there are some more great functions and abilities for you to explore.

vlc del Delete the profile which is chosen in the dropbox.

vlc new This one is used for creating a new type of profile with managing all the audio and video codecs for the file you need to convert.

Step 4: Start the conversion process

You need to choose the destination file, where all the information will be containing. In our case, we can use “Browse” button, come to the Desktop, write a name of the file, let it be “container.mp4”, and after this, web should click on the “Start” button, and the process of the conversion will begin.

The estimated time of the converting depends on the power of your PC, and the type of the codec you are using to convert.

Part 2: An Easier Way to Convert VLC Files to MP4

wondershare video converter

Considering VLC video files are in various formats, you need a powerful video converter for your help. Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ) is able to support a broad range of audio & video formats, even DVD files. In a flash, this great VLC to MP4 converter can make you enjoy all of your VLC videos on your MP4 media player with the best viewing effect. The operation is too damn easy, and the process is extremely fast. Just follow the guide below.

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Step 1. Import VLC files to the VLC to MP4 video converter for conversion

Navigate to the folder that contains your local VLC video files. And then select the files you want, next, simply drag them to this app's pane. Or you can click the convert vlc to mp4 button in this window to browse your computer and import the VLC files to this program for video conversion.

VLC to mp4 converter

Note: At the bottom of this window, there is a file path and the Open Folder option. The output files will be stored in the folder, and can be quickly found if you click Open Folder.

Step 2. Choose MP4 as the output format

You have two ways to open its output format list. One is to hit the format image icon on Output Format pane. Then other is to click the drop-down format list at the same place. When you do it, just hit the "Format" tab, and then select "MP4" from the "Video"category.

VLC to mp4 conversion

Step 3.Convert VLC to MP4

The last step is to press the "Convert" option at the bottom-right corner of this program's main interface. Now, this app will start to convert VLC video files to MP4 files. And the video conversion will be completed in a minute. When it's done, just go to the output folder to find the converted MP4 files for uses.

Note: If you want to play the output files on some device, one extra step is to transfer the files to the device via cable.

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