You cannot post videos on Twitter Mesh? Well, that’s a known issue where Twitter is showing up Your video file is not compatible, or Your video could not be processed error trying to upload video. If you face such a message on Twitter about a failed video upload, don’t worry. Here are quick ways to fix the error that a video file is not compatible during upload to Twitter.
Please correct the “Your video file is not compatible” error during the Twitter upload
Videos tweets are six times more likely to be retweeted than tweets with photos and three times more likely than tweets with GIFs. This is why most people prefer to upload videos over the other two.
However, while uploading videos to the Twitter web, you may encounter “video incompatible” or “video could not be processed” error messages. There may be a variety of reasons for a video to fail uploading to Twitter, including an unsupported video format or problems with video size or length.
Here are quick and easy ways to troubleshoot incompatible video files on the Twitter website.
1. Check the Twitter requirements for the video
The first thing you need to check is whether Twitter supports the video you are trying to upload. Like all other social media platforms, Twitter has certain video upload requirements, shown below.
- Video format: MP4 and MOV
- Video codec: H264
- Resolution: Minimum 32 x 32 to maximum 1920 x 1200 (and 1200 x 1900)
- Indicative rate: 40 fps or less
- Image 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 baud rate: 25 Mbps
- Audio codec: AAC
- Audio channel: Mono or Stereo
When processing or exporting video in the editor, make sure it meets the guidelines above, especially format, bit rate, length, and resolution. Twitter mentioned video transfer restrictions at your help center.
The requirements may be a little different if you are a developer using OAuth with the Twitter API. You can check the best practices for media transfer Twitter’s development platform.
2. Adjust the video format, codec, or resolution
If Twitter says the video can’t be processed during upload, 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.
Also, if you export a video in very high resolution, say 4K or 2K with high fps, Twitter may not support it. You may need to lower the tone to Full-HD (1080p) or HD (720p) below the specified fps limit to upload to Twitter without error.
Convert video to Twitter using the handbrake
HandBrake is a free open source tool that you can use to convert offline videos on your computer, as shown below.
- download Handbrake on your Windows, Mac or Linux computer.
- Now, click on Open source > File and select a video file. Or drag it and drop it out the window.
- After the video loads, click Preset > mesh > and select Vimeo YouTube 720p 30. Make sure the format is MP4.
- Select the file path and click Start coding. Wait for it to process the video.
Now reopen Twitter and upload the video from the saved directory. It will be uploaded to Twitter without sending messages of incompatibility or failure.
Convert video to Twitter using Online Converter
Alternatively, you can use network video converters to adjust the video format and codec, as shown below.
- To visit CloudConvert in your browser.
- Click on Select File and select the video you want to upload to Twitter.
- In the “Convert to” drop-down menu, select MP4.
- Then click on Settings icon and set video parameters.
- We recommend choosing “720p HD” and fps “below 40”. Keep the video codec at “x264” and the audio codec at “aac”.
- Finally, click on Convert.
- Wait for the video to load and process. Then click download.
- Now try uploading the video to Twitter.
3. Compress, crop video size and length
Twitter supports a maximum video length of 2 minutes 20 seconds with size up to 512 MB. If a video is longer or longer than the stated limits, you may have trouble uploading it to Twitter.
Shorten the video for Twitter
If you have a long video to upload, you can cut it and publish it in small clips. Here’s how to trim a video using the Adobe online tool:
- To visit Adobe Video Trimmer tool in your browser.
- Click on Upload your video and select a video file.
- Now use the video crop sliders.
- Finally, click on download.
- Wait for the video to process, post it, the video will download automatically.
In the above case, the video was slightly longer at 2: 20.72; shortening to less than 2:20 made it compatible with Twitter.
Compress video for Twitter
You will not normally exceed the size limit for videos shorter than 2.20 minutes. But if you do, you can always compress the video using compression software such as HandBrake or an online service.
For online videos, all you need to do is open the tools web page, upload the video, set the desired compression level. 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
4. Download the video from the Twitter mobile app
Twitter The Web can be nice when it comes to uploading videos. If you are in a hurry, you can upload video from your computer to your phone and transfer it via the Twitter mobile app.
The Twitter mobile application supports MP4 and MOV files. It also allows you to trim videos before posting. While the web version requires MP4 with H264 encoding and AAC audio. If you have any other file format to upload to Twitter, check out the video conversion procedure above.
This was all about how you can fix an incompatible video file while uploading the video to Twitter. Usually the problem is the large size or length of the video. At the same time, you need to be aware of Twitter’s video requirements and whether the format and codec of your video file match. In any case, if you still have any doubts or inquiries, feel free to contact us via comments.
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