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How to Upload Any AVI to Instagram

Many people like to make a video of their PC games with screen capture software like Camtasia Studio. But many video recording software will capture the computer screen video as .avi container including Debut Video Capture Software, Camtasia, Bandicam, Action!. When you captured gaming videos with these screen capture software, you can play the videos with VLC without hassle. But if you want to share your AVI videos on Instagram, that will be a problem.

As one of the most popular social media site, Instagram now has 800 million users September 2017. It allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly, or privately to pre-approved followers. But Instagram has strict video format limitation and not all video files can be uploaded onto Instagram including AVI videos. So what video formats are supported by Instagram?

What type of video files does Instagram support?

From Instagram support page, we can learn clearly the supported video and audio format, codec, bitrate, video length of Instagram.

Size: maximum width 1080 pixels (any height)

Frame Rate: 29.96 frames per second

Bit rate: 3,500 kbps video bitrate

Audio: AAC (Advanced Audio Coding). 128kbps is the best for Instagram

Video length: 3 secs - 60 secs.

File size: 15MB. If your video is larger than 15MB, you need to compress the video file size, trim or split it to separate parts.

Best video codec: H.264. Instagram accepts H.264 video compression.

Best video format: MP4 and MOV. Instagram supports MP4 and MOV container format.

That is clearly that Instagram only supports MP4 and MOV container video with H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec. Therefore, if you want to post avi videos to Instagram, you need to use an Instagram video converter to convert AVI to MP4 or MOV video for Instagram.

Best AVI to Instagram Video Converter

Pavtube Video Converter is one of the best video converters available today. Not only does it support more than 200 different video formats and 180+ video formats output for most multimedia devices and various video-sharing sites, it also allows you to edit video files with the bilt-in video editor. This fantastic video converter can convert SD/HD/4K AVI files downloaded from the Internet and AVI recordings by the popular screen capture software like Debut Video Capture Software, Camtasia, Bandicam, Action! to H.264 MP4 and MOV video files for Instagram.

Beside AVI, it also can convert MKV, HEVC, AVI, TS, VOB, XAVC and other video files to Instagram video format. It also can compress 4K video to 1080p for sharing to Instagram. What's more, you can adjust video size to 1080p or 720p, video bit rate to 5,500 kbps or 3,500kbps, video frame to 29.96 frames per second or 30fps and adjust audio codec to AAC, audio bitrate to 128kbps to meet all the specs of Instagram. With the built-in video editor, you can trim video length to make it during 3 seconds to 60 seconds. By spliting or compressing video, you can make sure the video smaller than 50MB. In addition, you can select the best video aspect ratio for Instagram. For Mac users, this video converter can work on Mac well too.

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Step-by-Step to Convert AVI to Instagram

Step 1. Load AVI video files

Install and launch the Video Converter forInstagram on your computer, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" to load AVI video files. At the right window, user can watch the video and listen to audio first. If you have multiple AVI video which are needed to convert, you can put all the video files to one folder, then load the folder to this software, do batch video conversion. Aside from AVI, you also can add MP4, AVI, AVI, MKV, MOV, 4K video to convert to Instagram.

Load MKV files

Step 2. Set Instagram Best Video Format

Click "Format" button to open drop-down list and there you can choose MP4 format. You can choose MP4 format for Instagram in "Common Video" and "HD Video" categories.

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Step 3. Set Video file for Instagram

Now, click "Settings" on the main interface to start to adjust video and audio parameters to fit in Instagram according to the below specs.

Video Size: 1080p

Video Bitrate: 3,500 kbps

Video Frame Rate: 29.96 fps

Audio Codec: AAC

Audio Bitrate: 128kbps


Now, click "Edit" to open video editing window. In “Video Editor” there are seven edit tabs: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, Audio Editor and Subtitle. You are the host of video, you can do anything on video, just enjoy the happy video editing.

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Step 4. Start AVI to Instagram Conversion

After all the settings, just click "Convert" button, this software will do the complicated job, wait for a while, you can get your dreamed MP4 video files, then you can upload the converted AVI video to Instagram without any trouble.

How to Upload Converted AVI to Instagram?

As the Instagram app is limited to mobiles only, here are many desktop applications that can fill this gap. Among those computer Instagram videos uploading tools, we recommend you Gramblr (or Bluestacks). This Instagram video uploading works seamlessly on Windows (10), Mac and Linux, allowing users to upload to Instagram from PC/Mac directly without the need of a smartphone! (Instagram doen’t allow third-party uploader, so use it on your own risks) The process to upload videos from computer to Instagram with it is quite simple:

1. Download Gramblr and run it. Sign in to Instagram.
2. Choose the video/photo you would like to upload to Instagram.
3. Gramblr will redirect you to “Caption.” Add a caption if you wish.
4. Click Upload.

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