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Different Ways to Batch Convert Video Files

There are many reasons why you might want a video converter. You might want to play a particular video on a device that has limited storage, so need to reduce the size of the file. You might want to keep your entire video collection in the same format, but have a few rogue entries messing up your system. Or you might want to change a video recorded in a strange format into something that is more easily shared with others. Wouldn’t it be nice if your video converter supports batch conversion to save you lots of time? In reality, you can do it easily with these tools listed below.

Way 1: How to Batch Convert Media Files in VLC

Way 2: Convert Videos by the Batch with Handbrake

Way 3: Convert Video in Batch Mode using Pavtube

Way 1: How to Batch Convert Media Files in VLC

VLC Media Player is an open source media-playback program released under a GNU public license. It has the capacity to play a wide variety of audio and video files. It can also be used to convert a file from one format to another. You can even batch convert media files in VLC.

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Here's how to batch convert media files in VLC:

1. Open VLC.

2. Select Media and "Open multiple files".

3. Click Add and select all of the files you want to convert.

4. Click the small down arrow next to Play in the bottom right.

5. Select Convert.

6. Select the format where it says Profile.

7. Select somewhere to save it to in Destination File.

8. Select Start to begin the process.

Depending on how many media files you're converting, their type, size and your computer, this process can take less than a minute or several hours. So be patient!

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Way 2: Convert Videos by the Batch with Handbrake

HandBrake is widely used to convert videos and rip DVDs on Windows, Mac and Linux. In this paragraph, we're going to explain the simple process of converting a batch of video files in the open-source video conversion application Handbrake.

1. Fire up Handbrake. The first thing you need to do is change one of the program’s preferences.

Initially, if you try to run a batch conversion, you will receive error message "You must turn on automatic file naming in preferences before you can add to queue". In reality, it’s not that automatic file naming needs to be turned on, rather we need to set a folder for our queue to save its output files.

Click “Tools -> Options” to open the preferences.

2. In the preferences, click “Output Files” and then click the “Browse” button next to Default Path.

3. Now, select a folder where you want the queue to automatically save its output files. It is recommended to output to a folder on Desktop so it’s easy to find. Once you’ve decided where your videos will go, click “Select Folder” and you’re ready.

4. Click "Source-> Open Folder" to load a batch of video files from a single folder. That is to say, you should put all videos ready for converting in one folder in advance.

5. Choose output presets after file scanning. HandBrake already provides several presets for you. Certainly, you are also allowed to set specific output presets manually.

6. Click “Add to Queue -> Add All” and your files will be added to the queue.

7. When you click "Show Queue", you'll notice that there are how many jobs pending for batch conversion. In this step, you can set "When Done", edit certain job or remove a video. If everything is ok, just click "Start" button to begin processing HandBrake batch video converting.

Note: HandBrake 0.9.5 or above version is available to scan multiple files at once, but not including multiple VIDEO_TS folders or image files. You're only allowed to convert a batch of video files with certain HandBrake versions. Before batching video conversion, please make sure you are running on HandBrake 0.9.5 or later.

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Way 3: Convert Video in Batch Mode using Pavtube

If you are struggling with HandBrake and VLC a lot, batch conversion mode of Pavtube Video Converter provides you a good solution to handle a great number of videos at a time. It is a blazing-fast, intuitive all-in-one media file transcoder that can transcode any videos to MOV, ProRes, DNxHD by batch for iMovie, FCP, Davinci Resolve, Sony Vegas Pro, After Effects and also can batch convert them to H.264 AVC, MPEG4, H.265 MP4, MOV, MKV, etc for your iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Plex, TVs, etc. You can configure the video and audio encoder, bitrate, resolution, sample rate, etc to make the output video more compatible with your multimedia devices.

Before output the video, you can trim, crop, merge, split video files and adjust volume, aspect ratio, etc. For Mac users, please use Pavtube Video Converter for Mac which can make you convert videos in batch mode on macOS High Sierra.

Now follow the steps below to learn how to batch convert your videos.

Step 1: Load multi-files

Head to top menu. Click "Add Vide/Audio" or "Add from folder" button to load the video files you wish to convert. If you need to batch convert media files, you should add multiple video files and check them all.

Step 2. Choose Output Format

When video files have been loaded to program, select the output format you need. Pavtube Video Converter offers hunderds of video and audio formats. Here we take MP4 as an example. 

Before start to batch convert videos

1. Click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window, where you can customize output video quality like resolution, frame rate, bit rate, audio channel, etc.

2. If you want to edit your videos for fun or for other purposes, try the video editor. Find "Edit" on menu bar and click it, then the "Video Editor" will pop up. Click the "Trim" tab to get the torrent movie clip you want to save and convert; the "Crop" tab allows you to cut off black bars that affect visual effect; click "Subtitle" tab to insert subtitles into your torrent movies, etc.

Step 3. Start Converting Videos in Batch

At last, press “Convert” button to start conversion in batch mode. After the conversion complete, the new created video files prepared on the folder you specify previously on your Mac/PC computer.

Note:  Pavtube Video Converter takes full advantage of the NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD ® Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) to largely accelerate video encoding speed. The GPU acceleration saves users time when encoding video files to H.264 codec and H.265 codec. With a PC running on a CUDA-enabled Graphics card, the conversion speed of Pavtube Video Converter is about 30X faster than before

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