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Besides playing and even streaming stuff, it can do a lot more. For example, you can turn a video into an MP3 file (or even OGG, MP4 and more if you like them better). It's really simple. Follow the steps:
- Open VLC Media Player.
- Click Media in the menu bar and select Convert/Save...
- VLC will display a dialog that asks you to tell it where the file is. You have the option to browse to a file, which you'll probably do if you are converting a video to an audio track, or you can browse to a network location, a CD/DVD or capture device.
- Browse to the file on your PC by clicking 'Add...', or use the Network tab to browse to the file if it's on a network.
- If you are converting a DVD to another format or anything, you can use the Disc tab and follow the instructions. I cannot guarantee that this tutorial will be exactly the same like for converting a DVD.
- Now click the Convert/Save button at the bottom of the dialog box. A new dialog will appear.
- Set the destination, where you want to save the file to. Name it something.
- Now change the profile to Audio - MP3, or whatever other format you want. After this, the second screen should look like the following:
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- Now, once you click Start, the conversion should start. For me, a screen from my video was displayed while the progress bar moved as the work was done. This may change in later versions, though.
Remember to check out my archives. I have fun tips and tricks, like my recent post on getting a Chrome-like omnibar for Firefox, remotely signing out of Facebook or useful time-savimg keyboard shortcuts for Google Chrome.
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