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Upload 4K Video to Dropbox

Problems to upload 4K video to Dropbox

Have some 4K video downloaded from YouTube or shot with your 4K device recorders and wish to upload the 4K video to Dropbox for safe storage or conveniently viewing on other computer or mobile app with Dropbox app, but often encounter the following problem:

"Tried uploading a 35 second clip to my Dropbox and fails every time. How do I view this on my computer in full resolution?"

"I have been trying to upload videos (2-7minutes long) from my Ipad and Iphone to DropBox. It took 3 days for 3 4K video's to upload to DropBox. Is this normal? Now it has stopped uploading the video's and is telling me I do not have enough space, which is simply not true as I deleted everything out of my DropBox think I needed to make room."

How to fix Dropbox 4K video uploading issue?

As an online storage service, Dropbox has no specific requirements for the file formats storing on it. However, if you wish to view the stored video on computer or mobile phone with Dropbox desktop app or mobile app, then make sure that the 4K video should be in the following formats:

Video formats: .3gp. .3gpp, .3gpp2, .asf, .avi, .dv, .flv, .m2t, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .mts, .oggtheora, .ogv, .rm, .ts, .vob, .webm, .wmv.
Audio formats: .aac, .m4a, .mp3, .oga, .wav

The 4K video that you shot with 4K device recorders or downloaded from YouTube can be in 4K XAVC/XAVC S, 4K TS, 4K MXF. These 4K video are absolutely not supported by Dropbox. Furthermore, the video can be viewed on Dropbox are limited to 18GB. Therefore, if the video exceeds that limitation, you will fail to view the 4K video files with Dropbox app. In addition, 4K video is usually very large in size, it will take a long time for you to upload.

Convert and compress 4K Videos for Dropbox smooth Uploading

To fix the Dropbox 4K video uploading issue, then it is ideal for you to convert and compress 4K video for Dropbox uploading. Here, you can get the job easily completed with Pavtube Video Converter, which has full support for all 4K video wrapped with different container file formats and compression codec. With the program, you can easily convert 4K video to Dropbox readable video and audio file formats listed above. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can batch load multiple 4K video into the program for conversion at one time to save your precious time. To get a fast and smooth uploading process, it would be a good option for you to compress 4K to 1080p.

For Mac users, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress 4K videos for Dropbox

Step 1: Load 4K video

Launch this software on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import source 4K video files into the program.

Load 4K video

Step 2: Set right output format for Dropbox.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired HD file format such as "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category. With this converter, you can also store 4K Videos and Movies on other Cloud Storage.

Choose output file format

Step 3: Compress 4K video size.

Then click "Settings" behind format bar to open "Profile Settings" window, from "Size(pix)" drop-down list, select "1920*1080" or "1080*720". You can also choose to lower video bit rate or frame rate to reduce 4K video file size according to your own needs.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 4: Start 4K video to Dropbox process.

Now, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start 4K videos to Dropbox conversion and compression process on your computer. When the conversion is completed, you will get a proper movie file for better saving on Dropbox with less storage cost and less bandwidth requirements.

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