How to Use VLC Media Player to Convert Videos

How to Use VLC Media Player to Convert and Shrink Videos in Any Format

Whenever you want to put a video file on your smartphones whether it is Android, Windows Phone, or any other smartphones doesn’t matter, you probably need to convert and shrink videos to fit the screen resolution of your phone, so that it can play smoothly on your handset. For doing this, there are a lot of free third party softwares available for free on the internet. But did you know you can do it without downloading any third party software also using VLC Media Player?

As I said in my previous article, VLC is just not only a media player, for instance, you can do a lot of work using VLC. And converting videos is one of them. But remember, before converting video you must know the encoding specification of your smartphone.

How to shrink and convert videos via VLC Media Player

Just follow out the below-mentioned steps to convert and shrink videos in any format using VLC.

Step 1: Open VLC Media Player and click on Media present on the top menu bar.

Step 2: Click on Add button to add the video files, which you want to convert.

How to Use VLC Media Player to Convert and Shrink Videos

Step 3: Now, click on Convert button located at the bottom.

How to Use VLC Media Player to Convert and Shrink Videos

Step 4: Now select the proper media format in which you want to convert your video file from Profile section.

Note: VLC offers many file format options in which you can convert the file like .mp4, .Ogg, .divx, etc.

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Step 5: Or you can specify your customs settings that are compatible with your Android smartphone specs by click a button present on the Profile section (see image below).

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Step 6: Once you’re done, then provide a proper destination area to save the converted file.

How to Use VLC Media Player to Convert and Shrink Videos

Step 7: Click on Start button.

VLC Media Player will go into a streaming mode, and depending on the video, this may take more or less time. Once the seek bar extents the end, you should see a new video under the specified destination file folder.

And once you’re done, then you can hook up your USB cable and connect your smartphone to your PC or Laptop and transfer the converted video files into your smartphone.