How to Convert Audio Formats using VLC Media Player

Here's how you can use VLC as an audio converter.

By Ajoy Kumar Add a Comment 3 Min Read
How to Convert Audio Formats using VLC Media Player

There are many different audio file types, and not all devices can play them. When you want to play audio files on a device that doesn’t support the original format or reduce its file size, audio file conversion is necessary. Fortunately, you can convert audio files quickly and easily with the help of VLC Media Player, a popular open-source multimedia player.

Here, we will guide you through the steps to convert audio formats using the VLC. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced user, this tutorial will show you how to convert audio files to your desired format in just a few simple steps. Besides this, you can also use VLC Media Player as a video converter, screen recorder, and more.

How to Convert Audio Formats using VLC Media Player

Converting audio formats using the VLC Media Player is a straightforward process that can be done in a few easy steps. Here are the steps you can follow to convert your audio format using the VLC:

1. Open VLC Media Player on your computer.

2. Click the Media tab from the top menu.

3. Then click on the Convert/Save option, or use Ctrl + R to access the option.

Accessing the Covert and Save Option in VLC Media Player

4. A new window will open. Here you have to add the audio file that you want to convert. To add the file, click the Add button and select the audio file.

5. Once done, click on the Convert/Save button.

File Selection Window on VLC

6. You will get the Convert window. Here, select the audio codec from the profile drop-down menu.

7. After that, click Browse and select the destination location; where you want to save the converted file and give the filename.

8. Once you have selected the output format and destination folder, click on the Start button to begin the conversion process.

Selection Window for Audio Profile for Converted Audio Format

9. Once everything is done, the conversion process may take some time depending on the file size and your computer’s speed.

10. Once the audio conversion is complete, navigate to the destination folder to locate your newly converted audio file.

Conversion Progress Bar Indicator on VLC


That’s it; this is how you can convert audio formats using VLC Media Player. However, if you want to convert video files using VLC on all major operating systems, then check out our guide on how to convert video formats using VLC Media Player.

I hope you find this guide helpful. However, if you have any doubts regarding the audio conversion process, please do not hesitate to write them in the comment section below. I will surely reply to you.

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