Can't Upload Movie to Instagram? Convert or Edit It First According to Ins Upload Limit

[Latest Updated: Jan.3, 2019 by Kistent Waung to Video converting]

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Either your source movie is too long/large for Instagram, or the video format/codec is not preferred by Ins, this best Instagram video converter can help you make video accepted by Ins easily.

It's a cool thing to chase fashion trends on Instagram. However, as time passes, everyone wants to be a member of the big cyber celebrity party via photography. Sharing awesome photos to Ins is quite easy while posting video feed to Ins is a little bit complicated, because Instagram has many upload restrictions. Let's check them at first:

Official Video Upload Requirements for Instagram

Instagram app

Instagram IGTV app


3 - 60s

15s - 10mins (Large and verified users can share up to 60-min video from computer.)

File Size

Not specified. (But it's recommended to keep it under 50 or 100MB)

10-minute video at up to 650MB;60-minute video at up to 3.6GB


MP4 or MOV (H.264/VP8 & AAC/ Vorbis)

MP4 (H.264 AAC)


Maximum width of 1080 pixel

Minimum width of 720 pixel

Frame Rate

29.97/30 fps or below

29.97/30 fps or below

Aspect Ratio

9:16, 4:5


Video/Audio Bitrate

3.500 kbps / 128 kbps

Not mentioned

Audio Sample Rate

44.1 kHz

48 kHz

Why can't you upload a movie video to Instagram?

When you encounter "Cannot upload video to Instagram" problem, you're suggested to check your network connection, user account status, as well as whether your custom video is eligible for Ins. If it's too long, or too large, or any media parameter like video format or codec is not accepted by Ins, you will surely fail to put it online, receiving an error message - "cannot upload retry" maybe. What should you do then? The best way is to convert movie with Instagram video software.

Obtain the Best Movie Converter for Instagram -

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe - An one-stop video processing software for both PC and Mac. You can convert whatever source video taken by iPhone, GoPro, DJI, DSLR or anyone else to Instagram preferred one with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe.
  • Home movie to Ins
  • DVD movie to Ins
  • YouTube movie to Ins

Better still, you are empowered to record screen for sharing on Instagram at your will. For Windows and Mac only. If you are a mobile user, please click here.

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3 Methods to Convert Movie for Instagram on Computer with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe embraces many movie sources and helps you make them acceptable by Instagram. Thus, when Ins does not let you upload your home movie captured by mobile devices/camera lenses or DVD movie content located in the DVD drive, using the following workarounds based on the real situation.

Method 1. Convert Movie Video or DVD Movie to H.264 MP4

Open WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe on computer and input source movie into software. If you'd like to publish 720x480 DVD movie clip on Ins, access to DVD control, load it to choose MP4 H.264, and then change aspect ratio from 4:3 to 6:19 (See method 2), and select the section within 60s (for Ins) or 10 min (for IGTV) directly by cutting (See method 3).

Convert Movie to Instagram MP4 H.264

If you just wanna convert camera movie to Ins, please access to Video control. Click "Add Video" icon to load source video from hard drive, and then choose MP4 H.264 video option as target format. The specification of this MP4 profile is mostly in line with Instagram required one - H.264 video codec, AAC video codec, 44100 Hz sample rate, and 128 kb audio bitrate. The things you need to pay more attention to are video resolution, aspect ratio and frame rate (See method 2).

Method 2. Convert Movie to Ins Favored Resolution, Aspect Ratio and Frame Rate

Double click MP4 H.264 format option or "codec Option" icon on near preview window and you will enter into a "Format" panel, where you will see all video audio parameters listed vertically. There are three "Keep original" options you should focus on to match the necessity of Instagram.

● Frame rate must be 30 or lower:
If your source video is high-speed slow motion video with 60, 120, 240 or higher fps, you must manually adjust it to 30 or 29.97.

● Resolution must be 1080p/720p or lower:
You have no change to 4K video to Instagram unless you downsize it to 1080p or 720p. Do remember IGTV only loves video at 720p or lower.

● Aspect Ratio is recommended at 9:16:
We often record 4:3 or 16:9 video that is not perfect for Ins. Therefore, change it to 9:16 here.

Method 3. Shorten Video Duration by Cutting, Spliting, Trimming

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe offers 3 editing tools - cut, split, trim for reducing video length fleetly. After entering into the editing dashboard from main UI (toolbox), you can choose any video part(s) to remain by dragging green knobs on the timeline.

As shown above, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is able to process movie of any types for showing on Instagram easily. Moreover, it can act as a video recorder to produce useful tutorial, gaming and markup videos, and be used for online video downloader & converter to make creative Ins video from YouTube resources.

Check guide on: Upload YouTube Video to Instagram, Edit Video for Instagram

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About the Author

Author - Kistent Waung    Kistent Waung@kistent2014

Joined Digiarty for 4 years as a website editor and technical writer, she focuses on giving readers all-around but lifestyle tech reviews & tips on hot gadgets and multimedia solutions. In the leisure time, she has a mania for travelling, baseball and transcendental meditation.

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