VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays almost all multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. It is adored by most people as all types of media files are compatible with this player.
Actually we all know that VLC player is usually used to play media files but do you know that you can also use VLC as a media converter. And if you don’t want a third party application to convert a few media files then VLC media player is the best option to use.
Let us tell you about the procedure of converting media files. First run VLC media player and hover your mouse pointer on Media option in the toolbar and further select Convert/Save or you can Ctrl+R to open up the window where you will be able to convert your media files.
Now in the pop-up Window click on the “Add” button to add the media file you want to convert. After adding media you will see convert/save button at the bottom. Click the drop down arrow and select “Convert” from the drop down menu or alternatively you can just Press Alt+C to bring up the convert Window.
Now select the format in which you want to convert your file and by clicking the ‘browse’ option select the location where you will find the converted file. The time taken in conversion will depend on the size of your file. According to me this is the easiest way to convert a file into basic formats as you don’t have to install any third party application.