Tricks for Uploading MP4 to Instagram Stories


I got a small video and I loaded the video on my Samsung Galaxy S6 and tried to add the MP4 video to Instagram Stories. It kept failing and asking me to retry. I even rebooted my phone to see if that would fix it. Not work. Any tricks to upload MP4 to Instagram correctly?

Well, to post videos to Instagram, you need to meet its rule:

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 15 seconds

If your MP4 video is not in its specs, you need to convert/tweak the file first. To achieve the goal, Brorsoft Video Converter is recommended to you. With it, you can adjust MP4 and transcode MP4 to Instagram best format/codec – H.264 codec / MP4. Besides, The instagram video converter is able to convert audio video media files from any SD/HD/4K format (including AVI, H.265, MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, 3GP, MPEG, SWF, FLV, MPG, ASF AVCHD H264) to instagram format, you can also convert instagram video to format such as mp4 so that you can add video to iPod, iPad, iPhone, PSP, android phones, Amazon Kindle Fire, or upload video to Facebook, YouTube. And if you are a Mac user, please get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which helps you encode videos to Instagram on Mac OS X(El Capitan, Sierra included). Now we share the step-by-step solution converting MP4 files to Instagram.

How to Transcode MP4 to Instagram format/codec for easier posting

Step 1: Add MP4 video(s)

Launch the best Instagram Video Converter. Click “Add files” on the top tool bar, or simply drag and drop to import the videos.


Step 2: Select Output Profile

Click on the output format selector on the lower part. There are many built-in profiles for popular devices. Click “Format” bar, and select .mp4 from “Common video” or “HD video” to fit Instagram.

Tips: Edit the MP4 videos (Optional)

By clicking “Edit selected task” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark, adjust effect, attaching subtitles for pre-editing your video files.
Trim – Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.
Crop – Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.
Effect – Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters.

Step 3: Convert MP4 to H.264 for Instagram

Click the “Convert” button on the main interface and the software will start to convert MP4 to Instagram friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click “Open” to find the converted video files. Just sign into Instagram and upload the MP4 videos onto Instagram sharing with anyone.

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