When using VLC media player for Win, to convert a video with multiple audio tracks into another format, outputing using only one audio track, how do I select the audio track that is converted? VLC defaults to the first audio track.


Input  => MKV: Video + Audio (1=English / 2=French / 3=Spanish / 4=German)
Output => MP4: Video + Audio (Spanish)

Please, no workarounds. In fact, right now I use MKVToolNix to remove the undesired audio track(s) and then convert the file in VLC. However, I wonder what the solution within VLC is - or whether one exists.

I checked this question, but it was specifically for Linux: VLC media player select audio track for conversion


  • The answers to the linked question seem OS-agnostic (although not perfectly clear in guidance). Is there no Show more options checkbox in the Windows version of the player? Is there no Edit Options field? Or maybe you tried :audio-track=… but it didn't work. Why exactly do you think the answers are "specifically for Linux"? Note: I don't use Windows, so I cannot verify if VLC misses some options there. If you tell me it does then I won't argue. What version of VLC are you using? Apr 5, 2021 at 1:18
  • Seems i was expecting these features be available on GUI's, which is not. They do exist in command line. Jun 19, 2021 at 15:13
  • This is the image: !Win VLC GUI Jun 19, 2021 at 15:33
  • The Show more options checkbox should be available in the Open media window which precedes windows shown in your image. Jun 19, 2021 at 16:52
  • no, no... there's no "show more options" in windows "open" Apr 17 at 11:33


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