Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Many of us uses VLC Media Player to see our videos and even listen to mp3 files although i just use it for videos only . The reason : it's free and support almost every video file . But many of us don't use and infact don't even know about about its hidden features . One of those hidden features is that you can convert any video file and make it of your desired size . Yes , you can . Although i am still to master this trick but i can show you a glimpse of it .
- Open VLC Media Player
- Select "wizard" from file menu
- click on "Transcode/Save To file"
- Click on "select a stream" and choose the video file that you want to convert . And if you don't know , you can even stream your desktop to create a screen-cast . Just google it if you want to know more about it .
- Click on next
- Now select the appropriate Video and audio codec options . Just kep a eye on the comments and most of the time the video and audio codec don't match . so it's quite possible that audio in video will be missing in your converted file . Also please note the encapsulation method suggested for e.g. MPEG PS . Your both the video and audio codec should support a common encapsulation method .
- In the next options screen . Select the common encapsulation method of your audio and video codecs .
- In the next options screen , enter the desired name for your converted file including the extension i.e. avi . With variety of codecs you can use other extensions too .
- Now , in the next step , you will see vlc playing a mute audio file . Don't worry , it is not playing any file , infact it is now showing a progress bar .
- Taararaaaa..... complete .
Labels: Tips-Tricks (Softwares)