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Can You Upload a MOV File to Facebook?

Uploading videos to Facebook profile is now becoming more and more popular because the videos are the most direct way to express people's feelings. Most of the Facebook users like to share their daily life or interesting video clips with their friends, families and the people they don't even know. It won't be difficult to upload video to Facebook if you have registered an account before. However, some friends still fail to upload MOV to Facebook, although MOV is clearly written on Facebook supported video format list:

"Now that I have my .mov movie and it plays fine on QuickTime, I'm trying to upload it to Facebook but it's not been accepted. I know the file size is not an issue (7.7Mb) and they do accept .mov files. What's the matter? Thanks!" ---- From Apple Discussion Forum

Why Can not Upload MOV to Facebook?

Why can't upload MOV to Facebook sometimes? The reason is simple: MOV is a container format which contains various audio, video or text codecs, and only the MOV file with Facebook accepted codec can be uploaded to Facebook successfully. From Facebook supported file formats list, we know that the best format to upload to Facebook is H.264 video with AAC audio in MP4 or MOV format.

What if your MOV file is not up to standard? Just give up? Of course no. To achieve a fast and fluent MOV to Facebook uploading experience, you'd better transcode MOV files to the files formats with most suitable profile parameters for Facebook listed below:

video codec: H.264

video format: MP4/MOV

Resolution: 1080P/720P

Frame rate: 30 fps (maximum)

Aspect ratio: 9:16, 16:9

Audio codec: MP3/AAC

Sample rate: 22050hz or 44100hz

To do this job, you need the help of a professional video converter and Pavtube MOV to Facebook Converter is exactly such one, which is capable of transcoding any incomatpbile file formats such as MXF, H.265/HEVC, XAVC/XAVC S, DJI Phantom 4 4K video, etc. The most important is that, it allows you to modify the video bitrate, frame rate, video size, audio channel, etc to fit with Facebook for smooth uploading effect. Since Facebook has limitation on the video length and size, you can trim your unwanted clips from the video without compromising the file quality in "Video Editor" windows. You can also do basic editing work like crop, rotate, merge, split, add watermark, remove subtitle, etc before you upload video to Facebook.

Now, just download and install this software on your PC, follow the next guide to start uploading MOV to Facebook.

If you are using a Mac, you can use the equivalent Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to help you upload MOV to Facebook on Mac (including macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, etc.)

Step by step to Convert and Upload MOV Files to Facebook

Step 1: Input MOV video to the program

Start the program on your computer, click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to import MOV videos to the application. Another easier way to import video is directly dragging and dropping your MOV file to the program.

Batch converting MOV files is also supported.

Step 2: Define output format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, choose Facebook best compatible uploading format from "Common Video" > "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" or "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category. It maintain the original MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 codec.

Define YouTube compatible file format

Step 3: Customize output profile parameters

Click "Settings" to open the "Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust the output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to let them fit with Facebook.

For example, in need of compressing 4K MOV video to 1080P for smooth playback and better viewing experience, just click "Size(pix)" to select 1920*1080 as the final resolution for output video.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Trim MOV video file

To reduce file size with no quality loss, you can trim video length in the "Video Editor" window by setting the start time and ending time to cut out unwanted clips from the video.

Trim video length

Step 5: Start MOV to Facebook Video Conversion

Click "Convert" to start converting MOV to Facebook and wait for the conversion to be done. After the conversion, you can freely share the MOV videos on your Facebook with more people.

Note: This converter can also generate the best video files from various source videos for uploading to YouTubeVimeo and other vidoe sharing websites.

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