Can’t post videos to Twitter Web? Well, it’s a known issue where Twitter indicates that your video file is not compatible, or your video can’t be processed while uploading a video. If you have to deal with such a failed video upload on Twitter, don’t worry. Here are quick ways to fix the video file incompatible error while uploading on Twitter.
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Tweets containing videos are six times more likely to be retweeted than tweets containing photos and three times more likely than tweets containing GIFs. This is why most people prefer uploading videos over the other two.
However, while uploading a video to the Twitter web, you may encounter the “video is not compatible” or “video cannot be processed” error messages. There can be several reasons for video upload failure on Twitter, including an unsupported video format or problems with the size or length of the video.
Below, let’s take a look at quick and easy ways to eliminate the incompatible video file on Twitter website.1. Check Twitter requirements for videoUnsupported VideoVideo Matching Twitter Guidelines
The first thing to check is whether Twitter supports the video you are trying to upload. Like all other social media platforms, Twitter has certain requirements for video uploads as shown below.
- Video format: MP4 and MOV
- Video codec: H264
- Resolution: minimum 32 x 32 to maximum 1920 x 1200 (and 1200 x 1900)
- Frame rate: 40 fps or less
- Aspect ratio:1:2.39 – 2.39:1
- Video length: up to 140 seconds (2 minutes 20 seconds)
- Video size: up to 512 MB
- Maximum bit rate: 25 Mbps
- Audio Codec: AAC
- Audio Channel: Mono or Stereo
When processing or exporting the video in your editor, make sure it follows the guidelines above, especially format, bitrate, length, and resolution. Twitter has mentioned the video upload restrictions at his help center.
The requirements may be slightly different if you are a developer using OAuth with Twitter API. You can view the best methods of uploading media at Twitter developer platform.2. Tweak the video format, codec or resolution
If Twitter says it can’t process video while uploading, it’s probably due to an unsupported format or codec. Twitter supports MP4 and MOV videos with H.264 encoding and AAC audio. It does not accept other video formats such as MKV, AVI, FLV or WebM.
If you export the video in a very high resolution, for example 4K or 2K at a high fps, Twitter may not support it. You may need to tone it down to Full-HD (1080p) or HD (720p) below the specified fps limit to be able to upload to Twitter without errors.Convert video for Twitter with HandBrak
HandBrake is a free, open-source tool that you can use to convert videos offline on your computer, as shown below.
Now open Twitter again and upload the video from the saved folder. It will be uploaded on Twitter without sending incompatibility or error messages.Convert video for Twitter using Online Converter
Alternatively, you can use online video converters to customize the video format and codec as shown below.
Twitter supports a maximum video length of 2 minutes and 20 seconds with a size of up to 512 MB. If the video is longer or larger than the specified limits, you may experience problems uploading to Twitter.Trim the video for Twitter
If you want to upload a long video, you can trim it and put it into small clips. To crop a video using Adobe’s online tool, do the following:
In the case above, the video was slightly longer at 2:20.72; trimming it to below 2:20 made it compatible with Twitter.Compress the video for Twitter
Usually don’t exceed the size limit for videos under 2.20 minutes. But if you do, you can always compress the video using compression software like HandBrake or online services.
For online videos, all you need to do is open the tool websites, upload the video and set the compression level you want. Then download the video and upload it to Twitter.
- Adobe Video Resizer-express.adobe.com/tools/resize-video
- Veedio Compressor-veed.io/tools/video-compressor
- Clideo Compressor-clideo.com/compress-video
Twitter Web can be picky when it comes to uploading videos. If you’re in a hurry, you can transfer the video from your PC to your phone and upload it via the Twitter mobile app.
The Twitter mobile app supports MP4 and MOV files. You can also trim the video before posting. While the web version requires MP4 with H264 encoding and AAC audio. If you have another file format to upload on Twitter, please check the video conversion process above.To block
This was all about how to fix incompatible video file while uploading a video on Twitter. Usually it is the large video size or length that causes the problem. At the same time, you should be aware of Twitter’s video requirements and whether the format and codec of your video file are the same. Anyway, if you have any doubts or questions, please feel free to contact us via comments.
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