How to Batch Convert Video Files in VLC [2 Ways]

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 Nov 01, 2023

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VLC Media Player is one of the most popular open-source video converters worldwide, and it can help you deal with most media file conversions. But can VLC batch convert? You may have a query when you have lost 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. This post will share more details about how to convert video and audio files in batches with VLC Media Player. Just continue reading to learn the tutorial.

We compare two methods available to batch-convert multiple files:

Methods Effectiveness Difficulty
VLC Media Player Provide simple batch conversion on Windows. Easy
EaseUS VideoKit Convert 1,000+ formats automatically in bulk easily. Super easy

Tips: EaseUS VideoKit is a one-click solution to help you convert multiple media files into one. 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 the 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 Windows. 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 "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

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

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 was necessary. And EaseUS VideoKit 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 bitrate, sample rate, etc.


Here's how to convert in batch with EaseUS VideoKit:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS VedioKit and move to the "Video Converter" tab.

choose video converter

Step 2. Click "Choose File" or drag and drop your video files to the area. Add another file or folder atop. 

Choose File

Step 3. Select the target format that you want to convert, and define its ratio, or you can choose a specific rate under "Device" and "Web Video" for certain platforms. You can also tab the gear icon next to the file to access the same interface.

Select the target format

Step 4. Click "Save to" for the location, and check "Merge all files" to merge them. Choose turn on "High-speed conversion" and "GPU Acceleration" optionally.

define video output setting

Step 5. Press "Convert" at the right of the clip or click "Convert All" in the bottom right to convert. After that, you can find the converted file in the designated folder.

Convert 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. Free download to give it a try.

VLC Batch Convert FAQ

1. Can you batch convert on VLC Mac?

No, you cannot batch convert on VLC on macOS simply because it hasn't created a user interface for this.

2. How to convert video fast in VLC?

To convert video fast in VLC, all you need to do is select the file, find playback, and then the speed; you can choose from faster (fine), normal speed, slower, and slower (fine).

3. How do I convert multiple audio files?

To convert multiple audio files:

  • Choose an audio conversion tool like EaseUS VideoKit.
  • Select the files and pick the output format.
  • Configure settings if needed, and start the conversion.
  • Download the converted files and organize them on your computer.
  • Be sure to comply with copyright laws when converting audio files.

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