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How to Convert Video for Facebook Uploading

Edited by Ben Jacklin

October 23, 2019

Now, for most of us, Facebook is the number one place for chatting with friends and sharing photos and videos. We usually don’t experience any problems when sharing new photos but, unfortunately, uploading and posting videos on the Facebook wall is not so easy. The site supports a range of video formats (even YouTube has a less impressive format list!) but, to be displayed perfectly, the video should be stored in a recommended container such as MP4, compressed with the correct codecs (H.264 and AAC only), and meet other requirements for resolution, frame per second rate, and other video parameters. If a video isn't supported, you can use an online video converter to make it fit in.

What video formats does Facebook support? Here's a table of the most popular video formats supported by Facebook, as well as the unsupported formats:

Supported formatsUnsupported formats
WMV and others

Not in the mood to spend hours manually preparing your videos for Facebook? We have the perfect solution! Download Movavi Video Converter and let this smart program do all the work itself! All you need to do is follow four simple steps. So, here’s how to post a video on your Facebook page with the help of Movavi Video Converter.

Download Movavi Video Converter

DownloadDownload the Facebook video converter and run the distribution file on your computer. Follow the simple instructions in the Installation Wizard to set up the program.

Upload Videos to the Program

Click Add Media, choose the Add Video option and select the videos for posting to your Facebook timeline. To process movies from DVD disc, choose Add DVD.

Select the Output Preset

Open the Video tab, click the Online Video option, and select Facebook. The program will automatically set all the necessary video parameters in a way to best meet the Facebook requirements.

You can also choose a specific format yourself. To do this, go to the Video tab and select one of the supported formats.

Save Your Video

Click the Save to button to set the folder where your converted files should be placed. Now just hit Convert to run the file transfer process. When the conversion process is complete, the folder with the output video will open automatically.

Upload Your Video to Facebook

Now go to your Facebook page. Click Photo/Video in the Share box at the top of your Home page or Timeline. A dialog box will appear. Locate the file you want to upload, select it, and click Open. While waiting for the file to upload, select who can see this video using the Privacy menu.

When everything is ready, click Post, and your video will be uploaded to Facebook.

That’s all there is to it! Now you know how to upload your video to Facebook.


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