Instagram Doesn’t Support 4K Videos- Solution

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Q: So, I just tried to upload a 4K video to Instagram and the app just crashes. Tried to use 6tag, but it only supports videos up to 15 seconds. Instagrams site on PC can’t upload stuff, and instapic currently cant upload either. Anyone got a suggestion on how can I post 4K video to Instagram?

You may meet the similar trouble when trying to upload 4K video to Instagram like above user. Actually, the maximum width for Instagram video is 1080 pixels. Hence, you need to downscale 4K to 1080p first before posting.

In addition, Instagram supported video format is limited to H.264/AAC MP4. If the 4K videos that you try to post to Instagram are in other formats/codecs, like AVI, WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, TS, XAVC, MXF, MTS, H.265 MP4, reformatting the file format is required.

The ultimate solution to post 4K files to Instagram is to get Brorsoft Brorsoft Video Converter. The program not only assists you to encode 4K video to Instagram compatible H.264 codec with MP4 container, but also fast downscale 4K to 1080p that fully fits on Instagram.

Since Instagram only allows you to post video from 3 to 60 seconds, therefore, if your 4K video is longer than 60 seconds, you can take good advantage of the program’s built-in video trimming function to cut off video to remove unwanted parts or segments to shorten the video length to less than 60 seconds. For Mac users, please download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to produce Instagram best compatible uploading settings.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress 4K for Instagram Uploading

Step 1: Load 4K videos into the program

Start the program on your computer, click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import 4K files.

Step 2: Choose output file format
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.

Step 3: Output Instagram best uploading profile settings

Click “Settings” icon on the main interface to open the “Profile Settings” window, under video section, set the output resolution as”1920*1080 or”1080*720, frame rate as 29.96fps, bit rate as 3500Kbps, audio codec as aac, sample rate as 44100, channels as mono.

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.

Tip: 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.

Step 4: Start the conversion process

After all settings are done, click right-bottom “Convert” button to begin to convert and compress 4K video to the best formats and settings for Instagram.

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1. How to Transfer Converted 4K Files to Mobile

When you get the output files, you will need to transfer the file to your phone. For Mac/iPhone users, the best way is to use Apple AirDrop. For Mac/Android or PC/Mobile you can use programs like Google Drive or Dropbox. As a Mac/Android user, I personally prefer using Google Drive since it’s faster.

Apple AirDrop

Mac users with iPhones will find it easiest to send files using AirDrop. You will just drag the compressed Instagram video file to your iPhone. On your iPhone, you will now find the file under Photos.

1. Open a Finder Window
2. Click on AirDrop
3. Drag and Drop the compressed Instagram video file to your iPhone
4. On your iPhone, open Photos and verify the file transferred

Google Drive

Google Drive works for both Mac and PC and will transfer files to iPhone and Android phones. You will need both a Google Drive account on your computer and the Google Drive App on your phone.

1. Sign into your Google account and open Google Drive
2. Drag and Drop the compressed Instagram video file
3. Open the Google Drive App on your phone
4. Download the compressed Instagram video file to your phone
5. Open the Photos/Gallery app on your phone
6. Verify the file fully transferred

Dropbox

Dropbox works for both Mac and PC and will transfer files to iPhone, Android, and Windows phones. You will need both a Dropbox account on your computer and the Dropbox App on your phone.

1. Sign into your Dropbox account
2. Drag and Drop the compressed Instagram video file
3. Open the Dropbox App on your phone
4. Download the compressed Instagram video file to your phone
5. Open the Photos / Gallery app on your phone
6. Verify the file fully transferred

Upload Videos to Instagram

We’ve finally made it. It’s time to open Instagram and upload the video.

1. Open the Instagram App on your phone
2. Tap on the Camera icon
3. Go to the Gallery
4. Select your Instagram video file

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1 Response(s)

  1. Davidolwen says :

    September 25, 2017

    Tested Brorsoft video converter. Yes. It is a smart 4K video converting app.

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