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Best VLC Alternative as a Video Converter

VLC is a hugely popular Media Player which supports almost all file formats without the need to download additional codecs. Not just a video player, VLC also can act as a video converter that can convert the video format to your Windows or Mac machine supports and transcode a long-forgotten format to MP3, AAC for your audio player. Below is the detailed steps to show you how to convert video files with VLC as a video converter and how to use a VLC alternative to convert a video to a format that VLC can't output.

How to Convert Video File Format using VLC as Video Converter?

You can use VLC to convert a video to another video format like MP4, WMV, etc. Here is how you convert video using VLC Media Player:

Step 1. Run VLC media player, and click "Media" and "Open Multiple Files…" on main UI.

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Step 2. Then you'll b brougt to the "Open Media" interface. Under "File" option, you can add the local videos to VLC, or remove them from VLC. Choose "Convert" at bottom-right corner.

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Step 3. After choosing "Convert", you'll come to the "Convert" interface. Here, you can choose the file format you want. For example, you can choose MP4 format under "Profile" dropdown list.

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Tip 1: By using the menu with the tools icon, you can change the settings for the destination format to adjust itself.

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Tip 2: You can also choose the supported video and audio codecs and have access to all advanced options like bit rate, resolution, framerate, and audio quality.

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Video Format and Containers Supported

By default, VLC Media Player supports video conversion to the followin range of video formats and containers:

H.264 video format in MP4 file container

H.264 video format in TS file container

Dirac video format in TS file container

MPEG video format in TS file container

Theora video format in OGG file container

WMV video format in ASF file container

DIV3 video format in ASF file container

MPEG 1080p/720p video format for TV/device in MP4 file container

DivX video format in AVI file container

SD video format for iPod in MP4 file container

HD video format for iPod HD/iPhone/PSP in MP4 file container

SD low and high video format for Android in MP4 file container

VP89 VIdeo File in Webm container

As we can see above, VLC can't convert video to any video and audio format. Sometimes, it can't give you the format you need. What's more, some people want edit videos when converting it with the video converter. But VLC only has some limited editing function. In this situation, a more powerful VLC alternative is necessary.

Best VLC Alternative to Convert Video Format

Pavtube Video Converter can convert any video to nearly all video and audio format you can see in the market. It also has the preview window that allow you watch the video as a video player. Comparing to VLC, it has fast video conversion speed, especially on HD and 4K video conversion cause it support NVIDIA CUDA hardware acceleration when your computer is geared with CUDA-enabled graphic card. Aside from video conversion, this video converter is also an excellent video editor. It has many video editing functions, some of which VLC has while some VLC doesn't have.:

# Rotate video clockwise or counterclockwise

# Trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments

# Crop video to cut off unwanted black borders or area

# Personalize video with video/image/transparent text watermark

# Split large video into small parts by file size, count or length

# Merge separate video clips into one

# Adjust picture effect like brightness, contrast, saturation, etc.

# Add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to videos

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VLC Alternative Supported Output Formats:

Video formats: (*.avi,*.divx, *.wmv, *.wma, *.asf, *.dvr-ms, *.wav, dts in wav, *.rm, *.tivo, *.rmvb, *.ra, *.mov, *.qt, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.3g2, *.dv, *.m4b, *.m4v, *.flv, *.f4v *.dat, *.mpg, *.vob, *.m2v, *.mod, *.tod, AVCHD Video (*.mts, *.m2ts), *.m2t, *.ts, *.tp, *.evo, *.mkv, *.dv, *.mxf, *.mvi)

Audio formats: (*.au, *.mp3, *.mp2, *.m4a, *.flac, *.ape, *.ogg, *.8svx, *.aiff,*.aif, *.caf, *.dts, *.smv, *.tta, *.voc, *.aac)

How to Convert Video Files using VLC Alternative

Step 1. Run the VLC alternative program on your computer and click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to add video files into the program.

Step 2. Choose output video format by clicking Format, you also can choose SD video, HD video, 4K video, 3D video, also you can choose the portable devices you want to play video on, best of all, you even can choose the NLE software you want to edit video, like: Sony Vegas, iMovie, FCP, etc.

Step 3. Click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can change the video related parameters, open it, you can adjust the video frame rate, video resolution, video bitrate, audio channels, audio sample rate, etc.

Step 4. You can edit the video by above introduction, click "Edit" icon and enter the video editing profile window, change the video effect by adding watermark, adding subtitles to video, or you can trim, crop, split, rotate, merge the videos by your own need.

video converter edit video

Step 5. After all setting is completed, click right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the video conversion and editing process.

In addition, this VLC alternative supports batch conversion that VLC doesn't support. It seems that it is easier to convert video files with VLC alternative than VLC. So when you need a video player, VLC is the best choice. But if you want to convert video files, VLC Alternative is better.

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