Converting audio/video files to another format with VLC

To convert an audio or video file from one format to another with VLC, a free and open-source (FOSS), cross-platform, audio/video (A/V) program, which is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS systems, take the following steps. The steps below are for converting a Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) audio file to an MP3 file, but the process is similar for other conversions. The steps below were written using VLC 2.2.1, but should apply to other versions as well.
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  1. Open VLC

    VLC media player

  2. Click on Media

    VLC Media menu

  3. Select Convert/Save.

    VLC Convert/Save

  4. At the Open Media window, click on the Add button.

    VLC Open Media

  5. Browse to the folder where a file you wish to convert is stored, select the file by clicking on it and then click on Open.

    VLC Select File

  6. Then click on the Convert/Save button and choose Convert. 25% discount

    VLC Convert file

  7. From the drop down list under Settings, choose the output format you wish, e.g., "Audio - MP3".

    VLC Convert Audio - MP3

  8. In the Destination file field, browse to the folder where you wish the output file to be stored and type or copy and paste the name you wish for the output file then click on the Start button.

    VLC Destination File

    Note: You will need to select a destination directory not just provide the file name to get the output file.

You should then have the music or video in the new file format in the specified output folder.


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Created: Tuesday November 3, 2015