What Video File Formats Can I upload to Facebook?

Whether you’re using Facebook in your desktop browser or on your smartphone or tablet, here’s how to upload a video for your Facebook friends to see. Have you ever met the same issues as below? Hold on reading and get out of the issues:

“Uploading HD Video to Facebook? I tried uploading an HD video from my phone and FB compression made it all pixelated. So I followed the guidelines here How can I optimize the quality of my videos? and uploaded a H.264, resized to 1280 x 720 and 30 fps and the video is still super grainy (in regular or HD selection). What gives?”

Part 1: Know About Supported Formats of Facebook

First of all, before you add weekly sermon video to YouTube/Facebook, you have to learn which video format that Facebook can support:

Facebook Supported Video Formats

Facebook supports nearly all types of video uploads, including flash videos, Windows Media Videos and QuickTime movie MOVs. So in the following page we are going to talk about the detail of these video formats:

  • 3g2/3gp/3gpp (Mobile Video)
  • wmv/asf (Windows Media Video)
  • avi (AVI Video)
  • dat (MPEG Video)
  • divx (DIVX Video)
  • dv (DV Video)
  • f4v/FLV (Flash Video)
  • m2ts (M2TS Video)
  • mkv (Matroska Format)
  • mod (MOD Video)
  • mov/qt (QuickTime Movie)
  • mp4/m4v/mpeg4 (MPEG-4 Video)
  • mpe/mpeg/mpg (MPEG Video)
  • mts (AVCHD Video)
  • nsv (Nullsoft Video)
  • ogm/ogv (Ogg Media Format)
  • tod (TOD Video)
  • ts (MPEG Transport Stream)
  • vob (DVD Video)

Additional Tips: Comparing with so many video formats, we would like to tell you that with the a perfect balance between the video quality and size, MP4 could be the best one for most users. It is not only the video format supported by Facebook but YouTube, Vimeo and iOS/Android phones.

After knew the supported formats of Facebook, you can see if your video format is in the supported list. If it does, you can jump into part 3 directly to attach the video to Facebook. If it does not, you can follow part 2 to convert your weekly sermon video to Facebook supported video with video converter.

Part 2: Convert HD Video to Facebook Supported Video 

Step 1: Download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate on Windows computer (Windows 10 supported) or Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac on Mac computer(Mac El Capitan supported).

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This two video converter have equivalent functions:

– Convert any video to Facebook supported MP4, FLV, 3GP, etc video.

– Trim video, split/merge video, crop unwanted video area, add watermark, add subtitle to video, etc.

– Adjust A/V parameters, adjust display aspect ratio, deinterlacing video, etc.

Step 2: Open the right version video converter on your computer, click “File” to load your weekly sermon video to this app. Or you can simply drag and drop the sermon video to the program. Batch conversion here is supported. Learn >> .

Snapshot from Windows version:

Step 3: Press on “Format”> “Common Video”or “HD Video” to find Facebook supported video like MP4, 3GP, AVI, etc.

Note: Below are some video editing tips. Pavtube product has simple video editing functions that can do some simple process on your weekly sermon video before adding to Facebook.

1. Trim weekly sermon video length

YouTube has limitations about the uploading video size and length, please pay attention to the video size when converting weekly sermon video to YouTube. Here we should highlight the trim function on this software. Just click “Edit” to trim the sermon videos to get the very part you want.

2. Add Any video

You may want to add some watermark to video to show that the video is yours. If so, select a video in the panel list, click the edit icon on the top menu bar to open video editing window, switch to and click “Text Watermark” tab, check “Enable”, and type the text watermark in the brackets and drag the line under “Transparency” to adjust according to your own preference.

Stylize the text watermark Font, Color, Size, Style from its respective drop-down list, drag the line besides “Left” or “Top” to adjust the location of the text watermark. When all the setting is over, click “OK” to apply the changes.

Step 4: After finish the above steps, click the “Convert” button to start any video to Facebook conversion, you could view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime. Once the conversion process ends, open the output folder to locate the converted sermon video.

Part 3: Upload Converted MKV/AVI/WMV/MPEG Videos to Facebook

To upload videos from your Timeline:

1. Click  at the top of your News Feed or Timeline

2. Click Upload Photos/Video and choose a video file from your computer

3. Click Post

To upload videos from your News Feed:

1. Click  at the top of your News Feed or Timeline

2. Choose a video file from your computer

3. Click Post

Your weekly sermon video will need to process before others can see it on Facebook. When it’s ready to view, you’ll get a notification. Go to the video and click Edit to add a title, tag friends, choose a thumbnail and more.

Additional Tips: How to upload a video to Facebook on your smartphone or tablet

If you’re using the Facebook app on your smartphone or tablet to upload a video to Facebook the process is a tiny bit different.

In the app, tap ‘Photo’ at the top of the screen and then you’ll be faced with the photos and videos stored on your device. Choose the video you want to upload and press ‘Done’.

You can type a caption or description about the video, add a location and tag friends by tapping on the text entry area, and then you can tap ‘Post’ to share it with your friends.

Sometimes it takes a little while for your video to upload, particularly if it’s a long one, but Facebook will notify you when it’s ready to watch.

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