How to Batch Convert Video Files in VLC

VLC is a good helper to deal with both media files playing and converting. If you have multiple video files and want to convert them in a short time, you also can use VLC to convert files in batch. Here this post will show you how VLC batch convert works.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Aug 22, 2023

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VLC Media Player is one of the most popular open source video converter worldwide, and it can help you deal with most media file conversion. But can VLC batch convert? You may have a query when you have lost of files to convert in a short time.

Here we can tell you that the answer is YES. This freeware can really let you convert video files in bulk. And this post will share you more details about how to convert video and audio files in batch with VLC Media Player. Just continue reading to learn the tutorial.

Tips: EaseUS Video Converter is a one-click solution to help you convert media files in batch. Check here to learn more information.

Part 1. How to Convert Videos in Batch with VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player was designed for playing videos originally, as its name indicates. Supporting most common formats, it can play almost all media files with simple clicks. Gradually, to meet users' needs, it also functions in some simple and usual conversions, like converting MP4 to MP3, converting MOV to MP4, etc.

Besides, this freeware even lets you convert multiple files in a batch. Wanna know how to complete this task? Just check the following step-by-step guide.

Detailed producer of VLC batch conversion:

Step 1. Open VLC Media Player on your desktop. If you don't have it, you can download this freeware from its official website, and install it.

Step 2. Click "Media" on the top toolbar, and choose the "Open Multiple Files..." from the drop-down menu.

Open VLC

Step 3. The Open Media window appears immediately. Next, click "Add.." to select the files you want to convert.

Import files

Once done, hit the arrow next to the play button and choose "Convert" at the bottom of the window.

Step 4. On the conversion window that pops up, select your target output format. If needed, you also can change the location for saving your converted files.

Select output format

Step 5. When everything is set, you can click on "Start" and VLC will get to converting your selected files. It depends on how many things you have set to convert.

Start bulk conversion with VLC

Part 2. How to Convert Audio/Video in Bulk using EaseUS Video Converter

VLC only lets you do some quick and simple format conversions. If you have some media files in niche and narrow formats, you may fail with VLC. At that time, a powerful video converter is necessary. And EaseUS Video Converter is such an excellent program you can try.

This Windows video converter allows you to convert more than 1,000 file formats with simple clicks, and there will be no quality loss after conversion. And it supports a bulk conversion feature, which means you are able to convert a great many number files at the same time. Moreover, you can enjoy a 30X faster conversion speed and adjust some specific parameters, including encoder, bitrate, sample rate, etc.


Here's how to convert in batch with EaseUS Video Converter:

Step 1. Import Target Videos

Open EaseUS Video Converter. Click "Video Converter" > "Choose Files" to import videos. If you have several files in a folder, you can directly import the folder by clicking the down arrow icon next to the plus icon and selecting "Add Folder".

Import files

Step 2. Adjust Settings for Output Files

Click "Settings" to select the output format, and your desired quality and resolution. 

Choose output format

For advanced settings, you can click "Edit" to change the output file's parameters or file name. 

Video output settings

Step 3. Start Conversion

Go back to the main interface, you can change the saving path by clicking the down arrow icon at the bottom. Then you can click "Convert" or "Convert All" to start your video conversion task.

Start video conversion

Step 4. View Converted Files

Once done, click "Finished" to view your converted files. Here you can play, rename, or delete your output files flexibly.

View output file

Final Words

Here we walk you through detailed steps to convert files in batches using VLC, and you can check the guide for your conversion. Besides, we also offer another choice for batch conversion. You can opt for your desired one to start converting.

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