Convert OGG to MP4 Using VLC Media Player

vlc48x48ud1.pngBeing a versatile media player, VLC has the ability to transcode a media file from one format to one another. Here is how you can convert from .ogg (or .ogm) format to mp4.

First, install VLC media player

sudo apt-get install vlc

Open VLC (Applications -> Sound & Video -> VLC media player)

Select File->Wizard

Click Trancode/save to a file


Select a stream: point to the movie file that you want to convert



Check Transcode Video. Choose the format that you want to convert to. If you want to transcode the sound, check Transcode Audio and choose the format.


Set the encapsulation format. If you are not sure, leave it as RAW


Determine the output filename


Click Finish. VLC will start to transcode the file.


  1. nice guide, it’s useful for me. But I’d prefer using aimersoft video converter to convert video.

  2. but why in the world would you want to convert ogg to mp4?
    there isnt a single criterion by which mp4 is better than ogg, everyone should convert to ogg theora and vorbis instead of mp4 and mp3

    1. You’re a douche. AAC is a better designed codec. OGG is free open sores and shit.

      1. You’re the flamebaiter.

        Just because something is open source doesn’t mean it’s worse.

        AAC was created to maintain DRM.
        OGG was created to store music good.

        Just like how Linux was designed for security, while Windows only got security so they could sell 2000 to the US goverment.

    2. Well, you will want to convert to mp4 if you want to put your video on an ipod or blackberry.

    3. This is actually very useful, Skew. I myself, use this for converting ogg files to mp4 to work on my android phone! Anime to go rocks.

  3. @chickchest: I like VLC because it is a versatile media player that comes with the format conversion function. It saves me time, effort and hard disk space then to install a stand alone video converter.

    @skew: The only reason for me to convert to mp4 is because Youtube don’t support ogg format yet.

  4. I have tried and tried to convert output from the webcam to mp4, but I can’t get the sound to convert – any ideas what I’m not doing, or doing wrong? Thanks.

  5. Reason you convert to mp4? watch it on your ipod. I can’t get ipod to use ogg.

  6. My favoriate: ts to dvd converter
    It can convert downloaded videos to other video/audio format for mobile players, including iPod.

  7. amazing! thank you so much! great techniguw!


    online tool to convert ogg files, no downloads

    works better on smaller files because it's web based

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