Twitter is undoubtedly a popular online news and social networking platform around the world. Video is booming on Twitter. According to research, videos get more retweets than tweets with photos and GIFs. But the parameters for Twitter video are slightly strict. You may fail to send tweet video due to many restrictions, such as being entangled with the error “Your media file could not be processed”. This article will explore why you can't upload video to Twitter and how to solve it.
In September 2018, many users reported that Twitter wouldn’t let them upload videos after upgrading to Safari 12. But the problem was quickly resolved. Obviously it was just an accident.
The reasons why Twitter won't upload video are caused by poor network speed, corrupt video, and unsupported video specification or format. Among them, the third is the main reason to make Twitter uploading media failed. So let’s see what video format does Twitter support.
|Audio Channel||Mono or stereo, not 5.1 surround or higher|
|Length||0.5 seconds to 140 seconds (2 minutes and 20 seconds)|
|Size||Up to 512MB|
|Resolution||32x32 to 1280x1024|
|Aspect Ratio||1:2.39 to 2.39:1|
|Frame Rate||40 FPS or less|
|Format||MP4 encoded with H264 and AAC|
|Resolution||1280x720, 720x1280, 720x720|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9, 1:1|
|Frame Rate||30 FPS, 60 FPS|
|Minimum Video Bitrate||5000KBPS|
|Minimum Audio Bitrate||128KBPS|
If you are not sure which inappropriate parameter caused your video won't upload to Twitter, please judge based on the prompt received. Below we mainly talk about the three common error messages on Twitter.
When your media file could not be processed on Twitter, meaning that your video is using an incompatible audio or video codec. Even if you upload MP4 (HEVC, AAC), MP4 (MPEG-4, AAC), MP4 (H264, MP3), or others, the results are all failures and end in with a popped warning of “Your video file could not be processed. Please see tips for uploading videos”. In this case, you have to reset the video and audio codec to MP4 (H264, AAC).
Convert-video-online.com is an online video converter, allowing you to convert video files to MP4, AVI, MPEG, WebM, Apple, Android, etc. (9 formats and 6 devices). It's a decent tool to fix video won't upload to Twitter, as it's able to change video/audio codec, Twitter video file size, and resolution.
You can re-upload the converted video to Twitter. The issue “Your video file could not be processed” won’t occur again, and your video will be sent successfully.
Note: Codec and video container are two different concepts. When you post videos in MKV (H264, AAC) or other unsupported formats to Twitter, the prompt will be "Please choose either 1 gif or up to 4 photos".
If you can't upload video to Twitter because of "Your video file is not compatible”, you must shorten the video duration and control it within 140 seconds. The prompt box will appear when you click to publish "Tweet".
Online-video-cutter.com is a simple online video editor that focuses its features on trimming videos instantly. It also has the ability to crop/rotate/loop/stabilize/record video, change resolution/speed/volume, remove logo, and add image. At this moment, we only need its Trim feature to solve Twitter won't upload video.
Actually, you can post videos longer than 140 seconds on Twitter, but the video you upload should be:
If you want to post long videos on Twitter, please follow the steps below:
Can't upload video to Twitter? It may be you are posting a 3840x2160, 2048x1080, 3072x1280, 2560x1280, etc. video. The highest video resolution accepted by Twitter Video is 1280x1024. Once this value is exceeded, it will cause the "Some of your media failed to upload" issue.
As evident from its name, Cloud Convert is a cloud-based video converter. It supports 7 video formats (MP4, MOV included), 7 audio formats, and 1 image format (GIF). More importantly, you can choose the video resolution, ranging from 320x240 to 3840x2160. You can use a customize resolution as well. Likewise, it also ensures you to custom Twitter video codec, volume, profile, and aspect ratio.
In addition, the following two situations will also receive Twitter "Some of your media failed to upload" error messages:
If it still can’t work, except for rectifying the wrong video size, length and format, you should think of taking measures to exterminate other possible factors that may can’t upload video to twitter. For instance,
No matter what the reason you can’t upload video to Twitter, Cisdem Video Converter can always help you. It’s the all-in-one tool that meets almost any demands related to Twitter videos. It's able to download videos from Twitter, convert video to Twitter formats, configure video & audio parameters, compress video resolution, and optimize video length.
It has come a long way in the field of multimedia file conversion, which is much more powerful than online tools. The program can:
Step 1. Load videos into Cisdem Video Converter
Directly drag-n-drop the Twitter video you would like to upload into the app. If you have multiple Twitter videos, upload them all to Cisdem converting interface, as Cisdem is capable of converting all videos at once time.
Step 2. Choose Twitter supported formats
Click the Format icon to open the format-selecting panel. Head to the "General Video" column. From the right pane, select "MP4 Video", which is encoded with H264 and AAC.
Also, you can scroll down and choose “MOV Video”.
Step 3. Customize the output parameter
On the right side of the format option, there is a icon. Click it to get the "Advanced Settings" window. Make sure H264 and AAC as the output video and audio codec. Change resolution, video/audio frame rate, sample rate, channel and quality etc. to a suitable one.
Step 4. Trim and crop video to make a Twitter video
Click the button to get the video-editing interface.
Under the “Trim” tab, move the lower triangle of the start and end points to cut the video. You can see if the remaining time of the video exceeds 140 seconds.
Switch to “Crop” tab, and enable cropping. From the original preview window, drag and resize the red crop frame around the video. Alternatively, manually set the aspect ratio or use the preset one to fit for Twitter on the bottom part of the interface.
Step 5. Press to make the best and compatible Twitter videos for uploading.
In the end, you should know why you can't upload video to Twitter. The article outlines 3 common error messages you might receive when Twitter won't upload video and 4 solutions. The first three tools are free and do not require installation. But compared to professional software, they are not so safe, versatile and fast. Furthermore, it is really a little bit troublesome to switch between 3 tools.
The ideal solution is to use a simple tool that can sweep out all these problems easily. And Cisdem Video Converter is exactly such a preeminent desktop software to fix all errors quickly and make a Twitter video with a few clicks. Or if you have a better option, please leave a comment to let us know.
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