How to Upload MP4 Video to Instagram

Published on by Chris King

A tutorial teaches you how to upload and post MP4 videos to Instagram without any issue.

How to Upload MP4 Video to Instagram
I have a small mp4 video (less than 1MB). I loaded the video on my phone and tried to add the MP4 video to Instagram Stories. It kept failing and asking me to retry. I re-exported the video trying different sizes, but nothing worked. Any way to solve it? Is there any specs demands to upload videos to Instagram?

Based our testing, there are two basic reasons to cause the issues when posting MP4 to Instagram. First, your MP4 video size, Frame Rate, Resolution, Bit Rate, Audio codec etc are not supported by Instagram. Or your MP4 video codec is out of support by Instagram(MP4 as a container format that has a lot of different codecs, some of which are not recognized ny Instagram.). To sharing video files on Instagram easily, you'd better follow the Instagram supported video specifications:


H.264 codec / MP4


maximum width 1080 pixels (1080P)

Frame Rate

29.96 frames per second

Bit Rate

3,500 kbps video bitrate

Audio codec

AAC audio codec at 44.1 kHz monov


3 to 15 seconds

To import and post all MP4 videos to Instagram without any issue, what you need to do is to convert and tweak MP4 files. Here you can use

You can use Brorsoft Video Converter to transcode and tweak MP4 to Instagram best format/codec - H.264 codec / MP4. Besides, this instagram video converter software is able to convert video media files from any SD/HD/4K format including AVI, H.265, MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, 3GP, MPEG, SWF, FLV, MPG, ASF, AVCHD to Instagram best format with zero quality loss. And with its built-in video editor, you can trim or split your large videos into shorter 15 min sections so as to share on Instagram without any limit. If you are a Mac user, please get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which helps you encode MP4 videos to Instagram on Mac OS X(El Capitan, Sierra included).

How to Convert MP4 to Instagram Best Format for Easy Sharing

Step 1. Import MP4 files

Start the MP4 file converter. Drag & drop video files MP4 to it. Or click the Add video button to locate the files you want to add.

Step 2. Choose YouTube friendly video

Click Format bar to select H.264 .mp4 as output format.

Tip: You can press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality.

Step 3. Edit/Split MP4 video

Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want.

Step 4. Start the conversion

Click "Convert" button of the best Instagram video converter to start encoding MP4 for uploading to Intagram. After the conversion, click "Open" button to get the exported files and then upload the converted MP4 files into Instagram for sharing with your friends, families, and fans.

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