How to Convert Video to Facebook Format for Uploading

By Karen Nelson Last updated : August 12, 2021

"It's strange that my video cannot be uploaded to Facebook. I think I've got it right."

The videos to be posted on Facebook are strictly required of specific formats. So sometimes, you will fail to upload your video to Facebook for sharing. In this case, a solution is to convert the videos to Facebook supported formats with using VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate. Then, you can upload your video to Facebook smoothly.

Before we start the conversion, there is one more question that needs to be solved. What format does Facebook support and which is the best video format for Facebook uploading? For your consideration, see the answers in the next part.

What's the Best Video Format for Facebook Uploading

In fact, Facebook video upload allows access to diverse formats. You can have a detailed look at the following checklist of Facebook supported video formats.

# Table 1. Facebook Supported Video Formats Extensions

Facebook Supported Video Formats

3g2/3gp/3gpp (Mobile 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)

Normally you have no problem of uploading videos in the above-listed formats to Facebook. But it's a fascinating experience that the videos you share are presented with the optimal performance. As regard, MP4 format dwarfs its rivals for on the smallest size and high quality. What's more, MP4 holds great compatibility for most software and devices including both iOS and Android devices. Choosing MP4 format for your Facebook videos is the prior step, in a manner of speaking.

But it isn't over. As video effects vary from parameter settings, the best Facebook supported videos call for the optimal settings more than an MP4 file. A string of items associated with playback experience are carefully involved: codec, bitrate, resolution, frame rate and aspect ratio.

# Table 2. The Optimal Parameter Settings



Frame Rate

Aspect Ratio

H.264 and AAC only

1280px for the larger edge

between 25-30 fps

within the range of 9x16 to 16x9

Note: The bitrate changes with codec, so the video provides the proper ratio once the codec is set well.

All in all, the best video format for Facebook uploading shall prepare for two terms: the ".mp4" file extension and optimal parameter results. Kindly remind you that Facebook imposes a ceiling on the shared videos with 4 GB in size and 120 min in duration.

How to Convert Videos to Facebook Supported Format

Given the above, you have to do a really detailed adaption for the best result. I bet it a one-stop operation appeals to you all. Here I refer to the utilization of VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate to directly convert videos to Facebook supported format.

VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is able to achieve the best results as you want. Competed with powerful video processing capacity, this software leads you to convert videos to Facebook supported format with a few easy-to-handle steps during which you can set the desired video parameters ahead of conversion. This video converter also offers strengths to do the extra video editing and rendering, catching appreciation from the audience. It works well on both Windows and Mac.

# Step 1. Add Videos to VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

Just download and install VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate. The main interface is simple enough for a clear mind about the options. Click "Add Files" and find the videos you want to convert and upload.

Add Video Files

# Step 2. Select the Optimal Format Settings

Click "Convert All to" option and then choose "MP4" as the converted format.

Select the Optimal Format Settings

Or, you can choose the Facbook option. It is sure that the resolution and size of the converted video wil be perfectly matched.

Facebook Video Format

Then click "Settings" option and adapt the parameters including codec, resolution, frame rate and aspect ratio according to the data in Table 2.

Select the Optimal Format Settings

# Step 3. Convert Videos to Facebook Supported Format

Return to the main page, and click "Convert All" button to start the process. In a few minutes, you can receive the best Facebook supported video in the designated folder.

Converted Video

# Step 4. Upload Videos to Facebook

Now open the Facebook software or website. Enter your Facebook username and password on the pop-up page. Then you can upload the converted videos to Facebook directly through the software. I assure that you can make it this time.

To be honest, it's not so hard to solve the Facebook video upload. All you need to do is get the videos converted to be Facebook supported. Now try to use the way to convert videos to Facebook supported format and share the golden life moments with someone else. I bet it you will manage to a smooth video upload to Facebook.