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How to Post 60-Second Videos to Instagram?

Instagram is a popular video sharing app for quickly posting videos when you're on the go. Users can easily upload video to Instagram from smartphone that is recorded with the phone's camera. However, as a mobile app, there is no option for users to directly post video to Instagram from computer/desktop. If you regularly edit and upload videos using a PC or Mac computer, you need to send videos to smartphone first and then post it via the Instagram app, which is a bit of inconvenience. Besides, there are many other problems about posting video to Instagram. In this guide, many helpful tips are shared to fix the most common problems when uploading video to Instagram.

Part 1: How to Upload Video to Instagram From Smartphone?

Part 2: How to Post Video to Instagram from Computer (Windows /Mac)?

Part 3: Upload unsupported video to Instragram

Part 4: Fix other common Instagram problems

Part 1: How to Upload Video to Instagram From Smartphone?

Even though it is simple to share video to Instagram from the camera roll of iPhone8/7/6, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus and other mobile phones, in order to help new users, here we will talk about how to post video to Instagram from phone's gallery first.

1. Open the Instagram app on the smartphone.

2. Press "Camera" icon at the bottom of the app. Then click "Video" icon to enter the video album.

3. Select the video you want to upload to Instagram. (Make sure the video you choose is in the Instagram video upload limits.)

4. Click "add"(iPhone) / "right arrow"(Androis) at the top. Then the video will be posted to Instragram.

Note: Instagram has no bulk upload option so you need to upload video to Instagram one by one.

Part 2: How to Post Video to Instagram from Computer (Windows /Mac)?

To post video to Instagram from computer/desktop, there are several ways to go. You can post video to Instagram from computer with the help of your smartphone, or utilize a third-party desktop application that can connect to your Instagram account and let you directly upload video from computer.

1. Connect computer to smartphone with USB for transfer

The first way is very simple. Connect your iPhone/ Android phone to your computer using the USB cable. Then transfer the video you want to post to Instagram to the smartphone. Then share video on Instagram app from smartphone in usual way.

2. Send video from computer to smartphone using email

A low-tech solution, just send the video you want to share to Instagram to your email account, then access that email on your mobile phone and download the video. Then you can start to upload video to Instagram from the phone's camera roll.

3. Use Dropbox to transfer video file from computer to smartphone

You can use Dropbox or other cloud ways, such as AirDrop, Google Drive to save computer videos on smartphone. Just upload your video to Dropbox. Then go to your phone and access your free area on Dropbox, find the videos you want to share, and share them on Instagram. 

4. Post video to Instagram from computer with desktop application

Bluestacks is an app player that lets you run mobile apps on your computer, both Windows and Mac. First download Bluestacks on your computer and then search for "Instagram" in the Bluestacks' search interface and install it on your computer. Instagram will run on your computer, allowing you to see videos that other people have uploaded and share your video to Instagram.

Part 3: Upload unsupported video to Instagram

Like other video sharing sites like YouTube, Facebook,Vimeo, Instagram also has limitations and special settings for the video uploaded to it. To aviod any uploading being stuck or not working problem, you'd better choose the right format and settings for the videos that are to be uploaded to Instagram. This part will offer a detailed illustration of Instagram video upload limit and solutions to upload unsupported video to Instagram.

A. Instagram video upload limitations

Size: maximum width 1080 pixels (any height)

Frame Rate: 29.96 frames per second

Codec: H.264 codec / MP4

Bit rate: 3,500 kbps video bitrate

Audio: AAC audio codec at 44.1 kHz mono

Length: 60 seconds

File size: 15MB

B. Upload unsupported video to Instagram

Have some video in hand with incompatible file format, size or settings and looking for a simple way to upload these videos to Instagram? Here comes Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate , which can do you a great favor to convert all the unsupported videos and even commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc with copy protection and region code to Instagram supported H.264 MP4 video codec and AAC audio codec. To get other compatible uploading settings such as video bit rate/frame rate/resolution and audio bit rate/sample rate/channels , you can freely adjust them in the converter's profile settings window.

If your video is longer than 60 seconds, you can reduce its length with no quality loss by trimming or cutting video to remove unwanted parts or segments from the video or split the large video into small clips by file size, count or length. For Mac users, please download the Mac version - Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to fix Instagram video uploading problems.

Step by Step Guide to Convert unsupported Video to Instagram

Step 1: Load video to converter

Launch the video converter on your computer, click "File" button and select "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to import unsupported videos to the converter. You are allowed to batch load multiple video files into this software.

Load unsupported files into the program

Step 2: Select Output format for Instagram

Click "Format" bar, select Instagram best uploading H.264 video codec from its drop-down options, for uploading SD videos, it is idea for you to choose "H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4)" under "Common Video" main category.

Best video codec for uploading SD video

If you want to upload HD or UHD video to Instagram, you are recommended to select "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)".

Best video codec for uploading HD or UHD video

Step 3: Customize output profile parameters for Instagram uploading

Click "Settings" to open the "Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust the output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to make them adapt to Instagram uploading limitations listed above.

Output Vimeo favorable uploading settings

Step 4: Trim or Split Video for Instagram

Click "Edit" icon on the top tool bar to open the "Video Editor" window, under the "Trim" tab, drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video or directly input specific values to "Start" and "End" box.

Trim video length

Click the "Split" button on file list, you can launch the "Video Split" window. Checking "Enable" to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

Split video length

Step 5: Start the conversion

Start video to Instagram conversion process by hitting the right bottom "Convert" button, when the conversion is completed, you will have no limitation to post video to Instagram.

Part 4: Fix other common Instagram problems

1. Instagram not loading

Sometimes, you may encounter this situation: try to upload a video to Instagram, but it simply said "couldn't refresh feed" every time you tried to refresh the page, which is the most common problem on Instagram. It is arouse by the conflict between the DNS and IP address, just try the following steps to fix this problem.

1. Check your Internet connection 2G, 3G, 4G or WiFi you are connected to. Switch network if available, such as from 4G to WiFi.
2. Check if your Internet connection signal is weak. If so, it may cause the Instagram not loading problem.
3. Check if the WiFi you are using is currently connected by other people, which may throttle your bandwidth, leading to the Instagram not loading problem.

2. Instagram black screen

When watch videos, some Instagram users come across the problem that the Instagram screen went black. Take a look of the following tips to fix the problem.

1. Open Instagram on your smartphone.
2. Navigate to the Profile tab and tap on the Top-Right icon.
3. Tap on the Camera option.
4. Turn off Use High Quality Image Processing option and now close Instagram and restart it again to check if the Instagram crashing error is fixed.

3. No sound on Instagram video

Many users say there is no sound on Instagram video. The problem is probably caused by the latest Instagram update. Please follow the next tip to check if it is work.

1. Tap anywhere on the video while it's playing.

2. Adjust the volume using the volume buttons on your phone.

4. Instagram video not playing

This situation happens when you are running the older version of Instagram app. To fix this Instagram videos not playing problem, just try the following steps:

1. Restart your phone first.

2. Deleting and reinstalling Instagram if restarting your device doesn't help. 

3. Please use Instagram on WiFi and mobile data connection to check if the Instagram video not playing issue is caused by this.

If you meet other problems when posting videos to Instagram, just go to Instagram Help Center to find solutions.

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