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How to Upload a YouTube Video to Instagram on iPhone iPad

Posted by Brent Archer | last updated on Nov 28, 2019

YouTube to Instagram | Get YouTube Videos on Instagram for Sharing on iPhone iPad

Instagram, one of the hottest SNS and most-installed mobile apps, drives users to share selfies, magnificent landscapes, videos of funny moments etc, whenever wherever. Besides posting photos and videos shot immediately with portable devices, some users also would like to upload files from other SNS, like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube to Instagram. In this article, we focus on discussing how to upload YouTube videos to Instagram.

Instagram Video Specs

Length: 3-60 seconds long
Format: H.264 codec/MP4
Audio: AAC, 128kps + preferred
Resolution: up to 1080P

Best Compressor/Converter for Instagram Video Uploading - WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

▶ Compress 4K UHD video to 1080P/720P for meeting the best resolution for Instagram video uploading.
▶ Convert big-sized videos to MP4 (H.264) for meeting the best format for Instagram video uploading.
▶ Trim videos to 3-60 seconds for metting the best length for Instagram video uploading.
▶ Adjust video/audio parameters, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, smaple rate etc, for Instagram.

How to Upload YouTube Videos to Instagram

Every YouTube video has a share button allowing users to directly put it to other sites/apps, but no Instagram. If you want to share a YouTube video on Instagram, follow the steps below.

Step 1. Download and Edit YouTube Video for Instagram Uploading
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a good helper to get videos off YouTube with original image and convert it to an Instagram acceptable file. Based on source video qualities, you can choose to download videos in 360P, 480P, 720P, 1080P from YouTube. And, the integrated video converter and editor can turn the downloaded YouTube video to a MP4 file with favorable length meeting Instagram video specs. It has Windows (for Windows 10 and lower) and Mac version (for macOS High Sierra and lower).

Download and install the suitable version on your computer. Next, follow the steps below to download and edit YouTube video for instagram.

Download and Edit YouTube Video for Instagram Uploading

1. Download YouTube Video
• Open the video you want to download on YouTube and copy its URL.
• Launch WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and hit YouTube URL button.
• Paste the copied URL to address bar of pop-up window. Hit Analyze button to get video info, title, duration, output options with different resolutions, formats, sizes and codes.
• Select one option and click OK to add it to conversion list.
Tip: Auto Convert module is checked by default. If you only want to download YouTube video without conversion and editing, uncheck it.

2. Select MP4 (H.264) as Output Format
Output Profile window appears. Move to General Profile and select MP4 Video encoded with H.264+AAC which is fully met Instagram video specs as output format.

3. Edit the Downloaded Video
Click Edit button. Select Trim tab and set Start Time/End Time to get the clip into 3-60 seconds. Click Apply to All.

4. Start Downloading and Editing for Instagram
Browse to set a destination folder if necessary. Click RUN to download and convert this YouTube video for making it available for uploading to Instagram.

Disclaimer: The software developer does not advocate downloading copyrighted content from YouTube for unfair and commercial use. Refer to "Is It Legal to Download YouTube Videos" for more info.

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Step 2. Add Video to iPhone iPad

Add YouTube Video to iPhone iPad for Uploding to Instagram

Instead of iTunes, we would like to recommend WinX MediaTrans, a creative file transfer application for iDevice, to achieve video transfer from computer to iPhone iPad. It offers a pretty simple way to add videos to iPhone iPad and export recorded videos from iPhone iPad to computer for a backup. In addition, it embeds a video converter to convert unsupported video to iPhone iPad compatible format for a smooth playback while auto rotation function can deliver a horizontal full screen playback. It also comes with a Windows version and Mac version.

1. Plug in iPhone/iPad to computer via USB Cable. Launch WinX MediaTrans and main interface with function modules will appear after the connection succeeds.
2. Click Video module to enter video transfer page. Hit Add Video button to import the downloaded YouTube video which you want to upload to Instagram.
3. Click Sync button to transfer video to iPhone iPad from computer.
Tip: You are only allowed to add video to "Home Video/TV Show/Music Video" category.

Step 3. Post YouTube Video to Instagram
Open Instagram app on your iPhone/iPad. You can find a Library button on the bottom of the screen. Tap it to select the YouTube video you have transferred just now to post on Instagram.

Tip: If you haven't cut the video to specified length, Instagram's editor can help you crop the video down.

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Related External Source from Wiki:
YouTube - YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion...
Instagram - Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them either publicly or privately on the app, as well as through a variety of other social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr...

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