How to Convert VLC Media Player Files to MP3 Format

by Quinten Plummer

VideoLan's free, open-source media player not only lets you play a wide range of media, it also allows you to convert your media to another format. Converting your VLC Media Player files to a more common format like MP3 allows you to play some of your more obscure media formats, so you aren't tethered to one media player.

Step 1

Launch your copy of VLC Media Player.

Step 2

Click on the "Media" heading. A list menu will appear. Click on the "Convert/Save" option.

Step 3

Click on the "Add" button to load your media files from your hard drive. Use the explorer window that appears to locate your files. Add as many files as you'd like, and then click on the "Convert/Save" button at the bottom of the menu.

Step 4

Click on the "Browse" button near the middle of the "Convert" menu. Use the explorer window that appears to browse for a location to save your converted media files. Navigate down to the "Settings" heading and select "Audio - MP3" from the list menu.

Click the "Start" button at the bottom of the "Convert" menu to begin the conversion process.

About the Author

Quinten Plummer began writing professionally in 2008. He has more than six years in the technology field including five years in retail electronics and a year in technical support. Plummer gained his experience in music by producing for various hip-hop acts and as lead guitarist for a band. He now works as a reporter for a daily newspaper.

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