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How to Upload Video to Reddit and Fix Reddit Video Upload Failed?

Reddit, a popular discussion-based forum, not only allows users to post images, links, and text-based posts, but also videos. But before August 18, 2017, Reddit users couldn't directly upload videos to Reddit. They had to upload their videos to a third-party video hosting site such as YouTube and then post the video link to Reddit. This is a really time-consuming and circuitous process. In 2017, Reddit rolled out native video hosting so that users could upload videos right to Reddit. Well, how to upload video to Reddit? What videos can be uploaded to Reddit? We'll answer these questions and more frequently asked questions about Reddit video upload.

Part 1. What Video Can You Upload to Reddit?

Just like other platforms, Reddit also has limits on video uploads. What size video can be uploaded to Reddit? How long video can be uploaded to Reddit? What video format does Reddit support? Here are the answers.

Reddit video upload limit

  • Maximum file size: 1GB
  • Maximum video length: 15 minutes
  • Supported video formats: MOV, MP4

So above are the Reddit video upload limits on file size, video length, and format. Some users also wonder if it is possible to upload 4K or 60fps video to Reddit. So far, we haven't seen any official statements about this question. A Reddit user named timawesomeness said "It's not possible at all with Reddit's video uploading. The max is 1080p@30fps, regardless of whether you have gold or not."

What if your video breaks Reddit video upload limit?

If your video is bigger than 1GB and longer than 15 minutes, you have to resize this video. And, if it isn't an MP4 or MOV video, you need to change its video format. Otherwise, you can't upload the video to Reddit.

It's easy to fix your video for Reddit with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. This tool can compress a large video to a small one, trim a long video to a short one, and convert any video to MP4 and MOV. And, it can compress 4K video to a lower-resolution video such as 1080p and 720p and lower framerate such as from 60fps to 30fps. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe does all the jobs quickly thanks to the support for GPU hardware acceleration. And, no visible quality loss.

Now, let's download and install WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and learn how to process video for later uploading to Reddit. This tool is worth a try. It is a combination of video compressor, video converter, video editor, video downloader, and recorder (for Mac version only).

Step 1. Open WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and click + Video button to import the video you want to upload to Reddit.

Step 2. Select MP4 Video or MOV Video in the General Profile category and hit OK to confirm it.

Convert video for uploading to Reddit

Step 3. If you want to reduce video file size, you can click the gear button to access video audio parameter adjusting panel where you can lower the bit rate, resolution, frame rate, and more.

Reduce video size for uploading to Reddit
Reduce video size for uploading to Reddit

Step 4. If you want to shorten video length, you should click the Edit button, navigate to Trim tab, check Enable Trim, and specify the starting time and ending time of the video footage you want to keep. And, hit Done.

Shorten video length for Reddit

Step 5. When you finish all settings, simply click the RUN button. Then, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe will begin processing your video immediately. Once done, you can upload the new video to Reddit.

Part 2. How to Upload Video to Reddit?

There are many ways to post video to Reddit, with or without link, from computer or from phone. Although Reddit has released native video hosting, it also supports uploading video from third-party platforms. Here we'll show you how to upload video in third-party site such as YouTube and Imgur to Reddit, and how to upload video directly to Reddit from computer and mobile.

Before how-to guides, here are some facts you need to know:

  • Reddit doesn't let you post a video in the comments if you want to accompany the video with text of any kind.
  • Video hosting is not available for NSFW or private subreddits. If you want to post NSFW videos on Reddit, you have to upload via link.
  • Some subreddits don't support video posts. Read subreddit rules before posting.

How to upload video from third-party site to Reddit

Sometimes we'd like to share videos from other sites, such as YouTube and Imgur, to Reddit. Now, let's show you how to post a video on Reddit.

Step 1. Open Reddit on your web browser and log in.

Step 2. Click + (Create Post) button to open new post form.

Create Post button on Reddit

Step 3. Click Choose a community menu to select the subreddit you'd like to upload videos from YouTube, Imgur or other platforms to.

Upload YouTube video to Reddit

Step 4. Click the Link tab and enter the title and the URL of the video, for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoFXhZJI0SY

Step 5. Add tags (+ OC, + SPOILER, + NSFW, FLAIR) and finally click the POST button.

Another way to post YouTube video to Reddit is as follows.

Step 1. Open the YouTube video you want to post to Reddit.

Step 2. Click the SHARE button below the video. Then, find and click reddit icon. This will bring up Reddit new post form in a new window. Now, you simply need to choose a Reddit community, add tags, and hit the POST button.

Share YouTube video to Reddit

If you want to upload video to Reddit without linking to third party site, simply make use of Reddit's native video upload feature. Let's get started with how to post a video on Reddit.

How to upload video to Reddit from computer

Step 1. Open a web browser, visit Reddit site, and click the Log In button at the top right corner to enter your username and password.

Step 2. Click the + (Create Post) button at the top right corner, then the new post form will appear.

Create Post button on Reddit

Step 3. Click the Choose a community menu to search for a Reddit community where you want to post your video or select one from your subscribed subreddit list.

Step 4. Click the Image & Video tab and then you can drag and drop target video here or click the Upload button to open the video you need to upload to Reddit. Make sure your video doesn't go beyond Reddit video upload limit.

Tips: if you see a red circle with a line through Image & Video tab, it means that you are not allowed to upload videos to this Reddit community. Not all subreddits are video-enabled.

Upload video to Reddit

Step 5. Type a post tile into the Title field, choose thumbnail, and add tags.

Step 6. Click the POST button at the bottom right corner of this form, and then your video will be uploaded to Reddit in no time.

How to upload video to Reddit mobile app from phone/tablet

There're Reddit mobile apps for iOS and Android users. And you can upload video to Reddit from your iPhone, iPad, or Android mobie or tablet. Here's how to post videos on Reddit.

Step 1. Open the Reddit app on your mobile.

Step 2. Tap the pencil (New Post) button at the bottom center.

New post icon on Reddit app

Step 3. Tap the Video button and then you will open Video Post screen.

Step 4. Tap the Choose a community to select a subreddit you want to post your video to. Not all subreddits support video posts.

Step 5. Then you will see two options: CAMERA and LIBRARY. If you want to record a video now to upload to Reddit, tap the CAMERA button. If you want to select a video from your phone or tablet library to post to Reddit, press the LIBRARY icon.

Upload video to Reddit from phone

Step 6. Tap the An interesting title field to enter a title for your video post.

Step 7. Tap the POST button to finish the last step of uploading video to Reddit.

Part 3. Reddit Video Upload Failed? Why Can't You Upload Videos to Reddit?

How to post videos on reddit? Many users reported that they have failed to upload video to Reddit. The most common scenarios are as follows.

The video loads, I add the title and press Post. Then it's stuck on 'Submitting...' for a very long time.

I've tried to post a video a few times in the past couple days and I keep getting "Failed to Upload Media".

Why can't we post videos to Reddit? According to Reddit admin announcements, Reddit video upload failed issue is possibly related to internet connection issue, media file issue, subreddit rules, and Reddit status. Now, let's show you what to do when Reddit video upload is not working.

  1. Please refer to Reddit video upload limit, and check if your video uses the right format or not, check if it exceeds Reddit's maximum file size or not, and check if it exceeds Reddit's longest video length or not. if your video doesn't meet all these requirements, you need to correct your video file format, size, and length with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe which we introduce above. Once done, repost your video to Reddit.
  2. Check the rules of the subreddit you attempt to post video to. It is necessary to check the subreddit rules before posting, because some subreddits have rules about the type of posts allowed or account requirements that may block you from posting.
  3. Try to upload video again on wifi or on your cellular data, whichever one you weren't using before. If you are still having issues then try posting from our desktop site.
  4. Go to your app settings, clear cache and data, restart Reddit, and try re-uploading video again.
  5. Use a different web browser or device to post your video.
  6. Reinstall or update Reddit app and try again.
  7. Post your video to a third-party site and then submit the video link to Reddit.
  8. Check Reddit status and see if Reddit is down or not. If Reddit is not working now, keep an eye on the status and try your upload again once it's back!
  9. Sometimes you simply need to wait a bit, try again later, and you may find the problem eventually just stops happening without you doing anything.

Part 4. Why There's No Sound When Videos Are Uploaded to Reddit?

It's easy to figure out how to post videos on reddit. However, video plays fine with audio, but it becomes mute after being posted to Reddit. This is a frequently asked question in Reddit. Well, why uploaded videos have no audio? How to upload videos to Reddit with sound?

Actually, the video is mute while previewing and there is no sound button indeed. But after you upload the video check your post later and the sound button will be in the bottom right corner as intended. Videos on Reddit are muted by default, but you can unmute them using the sound button.

If you still can't hear audio after posting, try the following methods. One of them may work for you.

  1. Instead of using drag'n'drop, click the Upload button to import your video to Reddit. Then, check if you can hear sound after posting.
  2. Instead of posting video under Image and Video tab, click Post tab and click the Add a video button to choose your video to upload.
  3. Switch from computer to Reddit mobile app to upload video. Please note that the Official Reddit app does not currently support sound on Gfycat files.
  4. Upload video to a third-party video hosting site and then submit video link to Reddit.

So above are the ways to upload video to Reddit and fixes for Reddit video upload failed and no sound problems. Now follow the guides above to post your videos to Reddit to get views, likes, and discussions. And, don't forget to share this guide with your friends.


author - Kaley Torres

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Kaley Torres is a self-motivated, creative editor with eight years of marketing and SEO experience, specializing in writing on DVD, video, audio, images, new digital contents etc. With a partiality DVD collection, Kaley also enjoys digitizing DVD and is keen to share her DVD video conversion solutions as well as video sharing tips on social media.

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