How to Convert a VLC Media File to an MP3 File

By Andrew Schrader

VLC Media Player supports most audio and video types. A VLC media file can be one of many formats, because VLC is a video player. Sometimes, people encounter problems when converting files for transfer from PC to a Mac. In general, two separate conversions are needed: first from VLC Media to an .aiff with QuickTime Player, then from .aiff to .mp3, using iTunes.

Things You'll Need

  • QuickTime Player
  • ITunes

Step 1

Download the latest version of QuickTime Player, agree to the terms and install it. Open your file in QuickTime.

Step 2

Click "File" in the QuickTime toolbar. Select "Export..."Select the "Export:" pop-up. Scroll down and click on "Sound to AIFF." Click "Save."

Step 3

Download iTunes. Agree to the terms, install and open.Open your new .aiff file in iTunes by clicking "File" and "Add to Library," or by dragging your file into iTunes.

Step 4

Click on "iTunes" in your toolbar and select "Preferences."Select "Import Settings"--the icon near the bottom right of the window. Click the "Import Using" icon and select "MP3 Encoder."Press "OK" twice to return to iTunes.

Step 5

Right-click on your .aiff file in the iTunes window. Click on "Create MP3 Version."