As a powerful free and open source multimedia player software, VLC can handle a large variety of media types including video, audio as well as CD and DVDs. Have stored a lot of movies, videos or TV shows in the VLC library and wish to convert the VLC files to the popular MP4 file format so that you can conveniently transfer and play them on MP4 format compatible smartphone, tablet, game consoles, TVs, etc. The following article will show you 2 different ways to convert VLC files to MP4.
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)".
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:
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.
Delete the profile which is chosen in the dropbox.
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.
If you have need to convert one VLC files to MP4, VLC can be a good choice. However, if you have tons of video or movie files to convert from VLC to MP4, you will be disappointed to find that VLC doesn't support batch conversion mode, it also means that you will have to convert your video one by one at a time.
Here, a more powerful and fast conversion program called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended to you. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple VLC files at one time to save your precious time. Apart from convert digital files to MP4, you can also use this program to rip commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc to MP4.
The program outweighs VLC also in its rich output MP4 format options. You can convert VLC files to MP4 with various different compression codec such as MPEG-4, MPEG-2, H.264, H.265, WMV/VC-1, etc and file resolution such as 4K video like H.264 High Profile video, H.265 video, HD video like H.264 HD, H.265 HD, MPEG-4 HD or SD video like MPEG-4 video and even 3D Side by Side/Top and Bottom/Anaglyph mode MP4 format for viewing with 3D TV/VR Headsets/3D Projectors/3D Video Players. Moreover, the program can also do you a great favor to directly output smartphone, tablets, game consoles, TVs, etc preset profile MP4 file formats with the optimal playback settings.
How to Convert VLC Files to MP4 with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate?
Step 1: Import VLC files to the program 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 application's main interface. Or you can Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import VLC files into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Click the "Format" bar drop-down list, select one of your desired MP4 file format according to your own needs.
Tips: Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.
Step 3: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from VLC files to your desired MP4 files.
When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.
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