Convert Video File Type with VLC.

Modern technology make internet connections a basic necessity for everyone. Especially with so many social media and file sharing websites. Nowadays the internet is used for various purposes. Starting from looking for entertainment, work or networking, and to make money as a freelancer. There are several ways to get income from the internet. One of them is to become a content creator.

If you are a creative person you might want to try this method. One of the content medium is video. The problem that is often faced by video content creator is the incompatibility of video files created/recorded when it’s time to upload to the internet. This is because each website have different video container regulations. The solution is to change the video file type. I personally choose VLC and quicktime for conversion from MP4 to MOV / M4V.

VLC is a video player that actually has very useful features. But you have to look deeper into the software, including this video conversion facility. With VLC player you can play almost any video container, including MP4, AVI, FLV, and MKV. To access the conversion feature, click Media —> Convert / Save. Then click the Add button and select the video you want to change the file type. And then click the Convert/Save button.

Try clicking the Profile dropdown. There are several choices there, ranging from the type of video or if you just want to choose audio only. If there is no file type that you look for, click the “create a new profile” icon.

Enter a profile name, for example flv1 and select flv. On video codec & audio codec tab, check video (keep original video track) & audio (keep original audio track). Next click the Create button.

Back to the convert window, if you check the profile list, the one you created already there. Search at the bottom of the list. After that, select the destination file. The file type automatically changes to that type we have converted. Finally click the Start button.

Please check the destination folder. There must be a new container file there. Good luck :).

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