How to post any video to Instagram for sharing?

Instagram is one of the most popular social's long-running examples of a mobile-only platform, and that can pose some interesting challenges for businesses. Especially now that videos are becoming as common as still photos, it's crucial to understand how to correctly get your company's media files onto its social media profiles like Instagram. Due to some reasons, however, sometimes posting video to Instagram will be probably ended with failure. If you are intolerant to Instagram down or Instagram not working errors, here we'd like to walk you through how to upload videos to Instagram from your phone's gallery. Aside from one feature that's only built-in for iPhones, regardless of your hardware and operating system preferences.

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➤ Part 1 The reasons of Instagram uploading failure or Instagram videos not playing

➤ Part 2 How to add and post any video to Instagram?

The reasons of Instagram uploading failure or Instagram videos not playing

You may get trapped with the situation: try to upload a video/picture to Instagram, but it simply said "couldn't refresh feed" each time you tried to refresh the page. Or, loaded the video on your phone or other camera devices and tried to add it to Instagram Stories, but it kept failing and asking to retry, and so on. Overall, those are the most common problems on Instagram caused by the following two main reasons.

Reason 1. Your video codec, frame rate, resolution, bitrate, audio codec etc are not supported by Instagram;

The rules of adding video to Instagram should be compliant with:

Formats: H.264 codec / MP4
Resolution: maximum width 1080 pixels (1080P)
Frame Rate: 29.96 frames per second
Bit Rate: 3,500 kbps video bitrate
Audio codec: AAC audio codec at 44.1 kHz monov
Duration: 3 to 60 seconds

Reason 2. Instagram videos can only be 60 seconds long, so unless your clip is already within that time limit, you may need to crop it down.

How to add and post any video to Instagram?

Back to our discussion, to solve the issues with Instagram video uploading, two main preparation work you need to do: Trim your video files to 60 seconds only; And get your video like MPG, WMV, MKV, AVI, FLV, MTS, MXF into MP4 with H.264 codec.

So, to share videos on Instagram, Dimo Videomate is highly recommended to you to achieve these tasks. With it, you can quickly adjust your video from any SD/HD/4K(including AVI, H.265, MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, 3GP, MPEG, SWF, FLV, MPG, ASF, AVCHD, H264) and transcode to Instagram best format/codec - H.264 codec/MP4. Besides, you can also convert instagram video to format such as mp4 so that you can add video to iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android phones, TV, Game consoles, or upload video to Facebook, YouTube etc. Moreover, it includes a built-in video editor, which enables you to trim or split your large videos into shorter 60 sections so as to share on Instagram without any limit. If you are a Mac user, please go to Dimo Videomate for Mac, which helps you encode videos to Instagram on Mac OS X(El Capitan, Sierra included).

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Here are the steps to convert videos to Instagram for uploading without limitation

Step 1 Add Video files

Click "Add File" button to add video files to Instagram converter. You can also directly drag and drop the video files into the program.

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Step 2 Select output compatible format to Instagram

Click "Select Format" bar to select an output format. To share your videos on Instagram, .mp4 format from "Video" or "HD MP4" from "HD Video" is the most suitable formats for Instagram. In addition, you can click the "Settings" button to adjust the parameters of Video Settings and Audio Settings before conversion, such as resolution, biterate, framerate etc. to get the proper file size for sharing to Instagram later.

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Tips: Before sharing video to Instagram, this program allow you to click "Edit" icon to trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the video you want:

a. When you used a 16:9 or 1:1 ratio, please remember Instagram will automatically adjust the video size for the type of device. A 1920 x 1080 video will play on a desktop at 1080 x 680 and on a phone at roughly 648 x 365;

b. If the video clips you share are longer than 60 seconds, you can choose to split the video recordings such as VOB/MXF into smaller parts so as to share on Instagram without limit by turning to "Trim" tab and click "Add Trim Marker".

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Step 3 Convert video to H.264 MP4 for Instagram

When all these settings are ready, you can click the "Start" button on the main interface and the software will start to convert video to Instagram friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finished, click "Open" to find the converted video files to go to your website to upload your converted video online without any issue.



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Upload Video to Instagram from Computer or mobile devices

A. Uploading video to Instagram from PC/Mac with desktop application 

Here we recommend you Gramblr (or Bluestacks). This Instagram video uploading works seamlessly on Windows (10), Mac and Linux, allowing users to upload to Instagram from PC/Mac directly without the need of a smartphone! 

  • Download Gramblr and run it. Sign in to Instagram. 
  • Choose the video/photo you would like to upload to Instagram. 
  • Gramblr will redirect you to "Caption." Add a caption if you wish. 
  • Click Upload. 

B. Ways to post videos on Instagram from computers 

1. Send the video to yourself by Email 

Email the video to your account, download the video from the email app on your iPhone/Android and then you can start to upload video to Instagram from the camera roll. The drawback lies in the file size that may be limited by the email. 

2. Upload videos to Instagram from Dropbox or Google Drive 

Note that with Google Drive, you can't save the videos in camera roll. But you can easily post videos on Instagram with Dropbox from the camera roll. 

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3. Connect computer to smartphones for transfer 

Connect your Android/iOS devices to your computer using the USB cable. Transfer the video you'd want to upload to Instagram to the smartphones. Then share video on Instagram from camera roll in usual way. 

4. Upload Video to Instagram from iPhone/Android Camera Roll 

  • Open the Instagram app on the phone. 
  • Tap "Camera" icon at the bottom of the app. (You can record a video with the Instagram right now, but here we are talking about uplod to Instagram from camera roll.) 
  • Tap "Video" and then the box in the bottom-right corner to enter the video album. 
  • Select the video you'd like to upload to Instagram. Make sure the video is in the Instagram video upload limits. 
  • Tap Add (iPhone) or the 'right arrow' icon (Android) at the top. 
  • Then the videos will be posted to Instagram. Note that Instagram has no bulk upload option so you can upload videos one by one only. But you can merge multiple parts into one video before the upload. 
  • You can delete any uploaded Instagram videos from your account, and also free download videos from others' pages with the Instagram videos uploader mentioned above.

Still run into trouble to post video to your Instagram? Please feel free to Email Us or comment below to let us know what kinds of problems you're issuing with Instagram uploading and we'll see what we can do to help.

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