VLC Converting Without Sound: How to Fix the VLC Converter No Audio Errror

VLC is the app for playing gin and all kinds of media files. It can play both audio and video files, and many obscure file formats are supported.

While VLC player is known as an excellent media player, it does a lot more than just play videos and music. It can stream live feeds from the internet, record screen, and convert files as well.

VLC player supports various formats for file conversion and during conversion, you can also reduce video frame rate, and bitrate the audio on the file. The UI has nothing to write home about and is a bit unobtrusive but it works nonetheless.

Convert VLC without sound?

Video conversion with VLC is a complex process with lots of options to enable. You should make sure that you check all the boxes when you edit videos.

No audio after video conversion with VLC

Convert VLC to [file_extension] NO

If your converted video does not have audio after conversion, it means that something has not been checked or set up properly. Here are a few solutions to try.

1. Check audio flow

The VLC player handles the video and audio streams separately and it is possible that the audio stream was not enabled at the time of conversion. As a result the video will be converted without any audio.

  1. Open VLC player.
  2. go to File> Convert / Save.
  3. Add the video you want to turn.
  4. Click on the wrench image next to drop down profile.
  5. Go to Audio codec tab.
  6. Make it possible ‘Sound’.
  7. Finish video conversion and check out the video converted for audio.

2. Change the audio sample rate

Audio owns a so-called sample rate that determines its quality. If a file is processed with a lower or higher sample size than the original, the audio may not play or modify properly

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to the original video file that you are trying to turn.
  3. Right-click on the file and select real estate from the context table.
  4. Go to Tab details.
  5. Under the Audio section, take a look at the standard sample rate for the audio.

  1. Open VLC player and add the video you want to turn.
  2. on the Audio options window, select a sample size which is the same as the original file.
  3. Convert the file and the audio should be played.

3. Change normal compliance

VLC FFMPEG users to convert files. This is the default codec for many of the files it converts.

  1. Open VLC player.
  2. go to Tools> Options.
  3. Enable the ‘All’ option to get the full list of VLC options.
  4. Expand Input / Codecs.
  5. Expand Video codecs.
  6. Choose FFMPEG.
  7. In the pan on the right, look for Tight normal compliance.
  8. Set its value to -2.
  9. Save the change.
  10. Convert the file.


VLC player is recommended for all types of media playback but not the best app for video conversion. It uses FFMPEG but the UI is complex and the converted files often have problems. It is better to find an alternative if you can and use VLC only if a better option is not available.

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