Turn An Animated GIF Into A Video [Tutorial]

Animated GIF To Video

That we can turn short snippets of movies and video clips to animated GIF is a known fact. If you want to know hos this works, check out our movie to animated GIF tutorial!

Today, however, we want to talk about the reverse of this. Animated GIFs can be turned (back) into video clips as well. Let us first have a look at why you’d want to do that and then jump right into the tutorial.

 

What you need:

 

Turn An Animated GIF Into A Video

 

Why would I want this?

One of the main and probably most crucial reasons is that many social sharing sites do not support animated GIFs. And if, they only allow uploads of a certain file size.

Instagram and Facebook, for example, do not support animated GIFs to be shown. You can upload them, but all you will see is the first frame, no animation. Social blogging sites like Tumblr have a restriction in both image dimension and file size when it comes to uploading animated GIFs. Files over 1 MB or larger than a height or width of 500 px can not be uploaded. Or they also show up as still images.

Read more about how to upload animated GIFs on Instagram.

In order to still share your favorite animated GIF, you can easily convert it to video. Video clips are supported by most if not all social media platforms. Thus, the format provides a great way to share your animated GIF.

 

The Tutorial

Whether you need your GIF converted for the reasons mentioned above or your own personal needs, let’s have a look at how this is done. Just two more things I want to add before we start.

  • The conversion is an online service. That means that you won’t have to download or install anything. Perfect for mobile usage.
  • For smaller files (100 MB and smaller), this service is completely for free!

 

Now, lets start!

  1. Go to video.online-convert.com/convert-to-mp4.
    Of course you could also choose another video converter, however MP4 is the one format supported by the most platforms, websites and players.
  2. Upload the animated GIF you want to convert. We used an atmospheric GIF of the irish countryside from Giphy.
    There are three ways to do so: Upload from your hard drive, entering a link and uploading it from Google Drive or Dropbox
  3. Click on “Convert File” at the bottom of the form.
  4. After a little while you will be redirected to the download page.
    The download of your video will start automatically. Depending on your browser and setting, it will immediately download it or ask you for permission and a download location.

Now you have it, your video-turned GIF! This short video clip can now be uploaded to Facebook, Instagram or any other page that did not support your GIF before. And, of course, you can use it for other purposes as well now. Our video can be watched above. Coincidentally, the GIF was too big to upload. 😅


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The Perfect Format To Embedded Videos On A Website

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Embedding videos into a website is common practice for many different purposes. Online shops show a more detailed view or usage video for their products. Gurus from different areas present their how-to videos on their webpages. And some companies simply want to incorporate a small company portrait or introduction on their website.

As diverse as the purposes are the ways to embedd a video on your homepage. And for the different ways, you need different video formats. Read more to find out how you can easily get the video in the format you need with the help of Online-Convert.com.

 

Video Formats For Embedding Videos On Websites

Following, we will have a quick look at the most common way(s) to embed a video on your homepage. Note that we will only look at ways that embed a video that you host on your own server. Embedding YouTube videos will not be discussed here.

 

Ways To Embed A Video

Most online sources will advice you to use either the <video>, <object> or <embed> tag. We will not make any comments about which method is the best or, even more important, the best suited for you. This is something you have to decide for yourself based on your needs and the browsers and versions you want to support.

Following is an example how the embedding of a video using the <video> tag may look like:

<video id="0" width="800px" height="450px" controls>
 <source src="/video/video.mp4" type="video/mp4">
<source src="/video/video.ogv" type="video/ogg" codecs="theora, vorbis">
<source src="/video/video.webm" type="video/webm">
<p>If you can't view this video, your browser does not support HTML5 videos.</p>
</video>

As you can see, the code contains the same video, but in different formats. This is to provide the maximum browser support possible. For example, both Internet Explorer and Safari do not suppport WEBM or OGV videos.

Using the <object> tag, other video formats such as WMV can be embedded as well.

 

Concluding, which formats do you need your video to be in for it to be supported in as many browsers as possible?

  • MP4
  • WEBM
  • OGV/OGG
  • (WMV)

 

Convert Your Video Into The Format You Need

That doesn’t mean that you have to save your video in all these different formats though. In case you got the video from a professional or someone’s camera, you only have it available in one format. Depending on the camera and video editing software, this can be either MOV, WMV, MP4 or another video format.

And they can all be easily converted in the formats you need using an online video converter.

 

1. Go to http://online-convert.com and choose the video converter you need:

2. Upload your video via the “Upload file” button, from Dropbox or Google Drive, or via a URL

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3. Click on “Convert File”. Depending on the size of your video, this may take a while. On the next page, you can download your video (in Chrome the download may start automatically).

4. Embed your video on your homepage!


 

Further links:

How To Upload Animated GIFs to Instagram

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Instagram is the perfect way to share images and videos with your followers and the world. The focus is on the image, with the text being merely complimentary to the visuals. There are so many ways to draw attention to your pictures, with filters, editing, and Instagram stories allowing you to draw and write on images.

Yet, have you ever tried to upload an animated GIF to Instagram?

If you did, you have surely noticed that it will not be animated. Instead, there will only be a static image of the first frame. What if we tell you that you can upload animated GIFs to Instagram though – with a little trick!

Read also: Save Photos & Videos From Instagram

 

Upload Animated GIFs To Instagram

Of course, Instagram is mainly used to share images and videos of yourself, of your daily life. However, it is also used to share images you found on the internet for example. So far, there had been no real way to share animated GIFs with someone since Instagram only posts a static image of the animation.

The tutorial below will show you a little trick on how you can still post your favorite animated GIF on Instagram!

 

1. Get The Link Of Your GIF

We bet that you have your own sources for amazing, funny or even calming animated GIFs. No matter if you found it on tumblr, google, 9gag or giphy – what you need is the link to the GIF image. On giphy.com, for example, you can find the link underneath the GIF under the “Advanced” tab.

Copy the link to the clipboard.

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2. Go To Online-Convert.com

Online-Convert.com is a free online file conversion service and we’re going to use it for our GIF. The page is optimized for mobile usage, so don’t worry about having to use a computer.

However, instead of going to the image converters there, go to the video converters. There, choose MP4 as the target file format.

 

3. Convert Your GIF To Video

There, you can paste the GIF link from your clipboard into the URL field. Of course you can also upload a GIF if you saved it on your device or upload it from Dropbox or Google.

You can ignore all the optional settings and click on “Convert file”.

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4. Receive Your Video

After a short wait, the service will successfully have turned your animated GIF into a video. Download it to your device. To do so on an iPhone or other iOS device, you might have to use Dropbox or iTunes for that.

 

5. Upload The New Video To Instagram

Open your Instagram app. Now, all you have to do is choose the video from your gallery, edit it, add a description and upload it to your profile.

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The Difference Between HD, HQ, SD And 4K

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When it comes to creating videos – as well as when you convert them – there are a lot of different video formats to choose from. They range from 3GP with a smaller file size and lesser quality, to big, high-quality files like AVI or MP4.

However, even when watching videos, there are different “formats” to choose from. When watching a video on YouTube, you can choose different quality formats, depending on your viewing pleasure and speed and strength of your internet connection.

YouTube Quality

In the picture above, you can see different video quality types like 240p, 1080p or 2160p. But what do these little red notes mean behind a quality option? In this example, you can see HD and 4K being an option for you to choose from. And to shed some light into this darkness, we will have a look at these quality standards today!

Especially when you are watching videos on a bigger screen – a TV or big monitor, for example, compared to a tablet or phone screen – the differences between the four most common video qualities become apparent. Lets have a look at the differences between SD, HD, HQ and 4K!

 

4K, HD, HQ, SD – What’s The Difference?

Following, we will list the specifications and information about each of the quality settings mentioned above. If you are interested in a quick overview, you can jump to the next headline for a neat table.

 

SD

SD is the abbreviation of “Standard Definition”. As the name already suggests, it was the standard quality of movies and other videos for a long time.

The resolution of SD has long been measured using the vertical resolution of lines. In South and North America as well as some other countries like Japan, the typical resolution of SD is 480i (also referred to as 480p). In Europe, Africa, Australia and most of Asia, however, the resolution is 576i.

Compared to its successors, videos shot in SD appear in a far lower quality when watched on a big screen. When watching videos on a smaller screen (like a tablet or smartphone) the difference is not as striking. On a TV or bigger computer screen, however, an SD video appears in low quality.

 

HQ

HQ stands for “High Quality”. Contrary to the other qualities, when talking about a HQ movie, the screen resolution and thus the pixels per line do not play a role. High quality videos are defined by an increased bitrate which leads to an overall better quality of the pictures shown. This is, compared to SD. When comparing HQ videos to HD videos, the quality of HQ doesn’t quite hold up.

Thus, unofficially called HQ videos are rather a side note than a real measure for comparison in our case.

 

HD

The most commonly known quality or screen resolution when talking about movies nowadays is HD. It stands for “High Definition” and the resolution of such videos is far better and higher than of SD videos. HD videos have a bigger file size when stored and require longer loading times when watching or streaming (e.g. on YouTube). Yet, they set out and succeeded over the SD format with most modern television and video playing devices being “HD-ready”, supporting movies filmed in HD.

The picture quality of HD is far more advanced compared to SD. Usually, all videos with more horizontal lines than SD can be considered HD. Yet, the typical resolutions are 720p and 1080p (also called “full HD”).

 

 

4K

Last but certainly not least, lets have a look at 4K. 4K is the new kid in town and already one of the biggest players. Many filmmakers already shoot their movies in 4K for improved quality and thus more viewing pleasure. It’s already starting to be implemented in the manifacturing of newest television sets as well as some of them are already “4K-ready”. Still, 4K has not quite gained the popularity of the HD format just yet.

The 4K resolution is typically referred to as 2160p, however there are still two standards to distinguish from one another: DCI & UHD-1.

  • DCI is the standard used in filming movies and thus in cinemas. The typical resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixel
  • UHD-1 (or ultra-high-definition) is a standard for televisions and computers as well as video games. It is also the 4K standard used by YouTube and commonly has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixel.

 

Summary

SD HQ HD 4K
resolution  480i

from 640 x 480 pixel
to 852 x 480 pixel

576i

from 480 x 576 pixel
to 768 x 576 pixel

 720p

from 1280 x 720 pixel
to 1366 x 768 pixel

1080p / 1080i

1920 x 1080 pixel

 2160p

DCI: 4096 x 2160 pixel
UHD-1: 3840 x 2160 pixel

quality low quality high quality high quality very high quality
other  formerly used standard for movies, television and other hardware lesser known standard with higher image quality than SD new and wide spread standard for movies, television and hardware very high quality standard with different versions for cinema and home screening

Save Photos & Videos From Instagram!

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Instagram is a great way to share photos and videos with your friends and other fans of your life, clothes, lifestyle or the great photos you take. And of course, others do that to! If you stumble across a great picture or video on your feed, you can admire it, like it, comment, or even send it forward to other Instagram users. But that’s about all you can do when it comes to sharing Instagram posts with other people.

But what if you want to share someone’s posts with your Facebook friends? Or save the image or video on your phone?

Usually, you would have to install yet another app to download and save photos and videos from Instagram. Do you really want that? Packing your phone with even more apps that, in most cases, also add features you don’t want or need or even ads? Also, if you are looking at Instagram profiles on a computer, taking a screenshot and cropping the image can become tedious as well. Let alone that you’d need a screen recorder to save the videos and even have to edit them afterwards to fit.

Luckily, there is a way easier way that doesn’t require any download, installation or payment!

 

Related Tutorials

If you are interested in saving WhatsApp voice massages, check out this article.

If you want to save a video from Facebook, this article may interest you.

If you want to save vines, check out this article.

 

Save Photos & Videos From Instagram!

With Online-Convert.com, saving and storing photos as well as videos from Instagram is easy and fast to do. And it doesn’t cost a thing! Following, we will show you how to do so directly from your smartphone.

For demonstration, we decided to use the lively Instagram profile from National Geographic.

 

How To Save Instagram Photos

First, lets have a look on how to save photos. For this, you’ll need to open both your Instagram app and a browser on your phone (we are using Chrome on an Android phone).

 

1. Open a picture on Instagram and tap on the three vertical dots.

2. Choose “Copy Share URL” to copy the URL of the post to your clipboard.

Save Image from Intsagram

3. Open your browser and go to Online-Convert.com.

4. Scroll down to find the “Image converter” and choose the format you want (we suggest either PNG or JPG).

Save Image from Intsagram

5. Paste the link from your clipboard into the URL field.

6. Scroll down and tap on “Convert file”.

Save Image from Intsagram

7. Wait until the conversion is done. We did this on an Android phone which means our file was automatically stored in the “Download” folder of our phone.

Save Image from Intsagram

 

How To Save Instagram Videos

Saving videos from Instagram results in an even better conversion as you will see below. Again, all you need is to open both your Instagram app and a browser.

 

1. Open a video on Instagram and tap on the three vertical dots.

2. Choose “Copy Share URL” to copy the URL of the video to your clipboard.

Save Videos from Instagram

3. Open your browser and go to Online-Convert.com.

4. Scroll down to find the “Video converter” and choose the format you want (3GP or 3G2 are optimized for mobile phones, but you can also choose MP4).

5. Paste the link from your clipboard into the URL field and scroll down to tap on “Convert file”.

Save Videos from Instagram

6. Wait until the conversion is done. We did this on an Android phone which means our file was automatically stored in the “Download” folder of our phone.

Here you can see the converted result.

 

Save Vines — Quick & Easy Tutorial

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Vines: 6 seconds that can make you laugh, cray or go “awwwh”.

In this article, we do not want to tell you how to upload videos to Vine (anyhow, here’s a tutorial on how to make your video smaller). No, today, we want to tell you how you can save a video from Vine all quick and easy. You do not need to download anything and it works for smartphones just as well as for tablets, computers or laptops!

 

Download & Save Your Vines

We don’t want to distract you with long preludes. Lets get to the how-to of downloading and saving a video from Vine. For this purpose, we will use this Vine of an adorably dancing Shiba Inu:

In the following tutorial, we will save this video on our computer.

 

Step 1

Vine

What we need for downloading this vine is the link to the video. When you open the page f the Vine, you can find it in the address bar of your computer. Copy the URL to your clipboard.

 

Step 2

Vine

Go to Online-Convert.com and choose a video converter. We suggest using the MP4-converter because it’s the most supported format.

 

Step 3

Vine

Here, simply paste the URL of the Vine into the according field and press “Convert file”. The options in the middle are optional, you don’t need them for a simple download.

 

Step 4

Vine

Watch your video. Depending on your browser, it was downloaded automatically into your download folder or you have to manually start the download.

 

And that’s it. Yes, it really is that easy to download any Vine to your computer, smartphone or tablet! All you need is:

  1. A Vine
  2. Online-Convert.com

 

Other interesting articles:

How to Make a Video File Smaller

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Everyone has a cell phone or some sort of electronic gadget which allows them to record just about everything these days. Furthermore, most of these devices now let you record the videos in HD format which can make them extremely huge in size. It is because of this that the size of the videos makes it almost impossible to upload and/or share via social media sites or with your friends and family. Here we have a how to make a video file smaller article which will tell you what to do in order to overcome that obstacle.

 

 

Why Go Smaller?

There are many reasons why you should compress or change the format of your videos in order to make them smaller. For one, most social media sites limit the size of the videos you can upload to their sites and rightly so. Take Facebook, for example, which limits the sizes of uploaded videos to 1 GB or 1024MB. While your video may only be about 2 GB or bigger, imagine what would happen if sites allowed millions of users to upload those huge videos all day? Before long their servers would overload and become full. Second, sharing the video with friends or family members can be a problem. If they do not have a fast speed connection or limited data usage from their carrier, it will make downloading those big size videos files from you take forever. They would also end up using all of their data packages before long while trying to download the video. Lastly, converting the videos to smaller sizes also saves you time and space on your device. Proof that videos do not really need to be large in size or length is the huge success that sites like Vine are having lately. These websites are dedicated to users uploading and sharing all kinds of videos all day. However, they are limited to just about 6 and half seconds.

 

Be sure to also look at How to Convert Video for Android Phones

 

Convert and Make Adjustments

One of the first things you will need to do is convert your video to either .mp4 or .flv format. Both of these have smaller sizes than your other formats. You can also change your bitrates to a lower value or resize the dimensions of the video as well. Adjusting the bitrate works really well since bitrate constitutes the volume of data that can be processed in an appropriated amount of time. When it comes to videos, the higher the bitrates, the better the quality of the image and audio of the video. However, it also means that it will be a larger size as well. Compressing the video will reduce the overall quality of the video. Still, it will make sharing and uploading to social media sites that much easier and better in the long run. You can also or may have to change the resolution of the video as well. The resolution is represents the size of the video as far how wide and tall it is in terms of pixels.

 

Change the Format

Being able to change the format of your large size videos is a blessing which so many users appreciate being able to do. It used to be that in order to do so before, most people had to buy or use an expensive program or software. However, thanks to sites like Online-Convert, that is no longer necessary. Here you can quickly and easily change the format of your video; and it’s all free! Your video can be changed to MOV (QuickTime Movie) MP4, AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) WMV (Windows Media Video and other formats. If you do not want to convert your video or change the format for fear of losing quality then there there are other options as well. You can simply divide your video into several smaller clips. However, deciding what part of the video to divide it at can make this process an arduous and time consuming one sometimes.

 

Here’s another helpful article which you may also find interesting; What is the Best Video Format?

 

In the end, knowing how to make a video file smaller or how to convert it will save you and those you share your videos with a lot of time and space. Take advantage of sites such as this one which make conversion of your video files easy and quick.

Open All Kinds Of Video Files With QuickTime

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If you are using a Mac or any other Apple device like the iPhone or iPad, you surely have heard about the QuickTime media player or it’s corresponding app. Even when you are a Windows or Android user, it is possible for you to use QuickTime to watch videos or listen to music. It has been quite some time since QuickTime had been exclusively for Apple users.

However versatile and popular the media player may be though, there are still problems regarding certain file formats or codecs. QuickTime, even though it supports most video and audio files, has difficulties opening certain files. But don’t worry, there is still a way how to watch your favorite movie or listen to your favorite sing using the player you have!

 

Native QuickTime Files

There is one file format that is native to Apple’s QuickTime player: The MOV file.

MOV is a video container format similar to MP4. For QuickTime use one could even say that the two formats are nearly interchangeable even though MP4 is receiving better support by both hardware and software media players.

MOV files are, as stated, container files. This means that they do not only contain video data, but audio data as well. Text data can be included as well, for example for subtitle usage.

 

 

Files QuickTime Can Open

Depending on the video and audio codecs used, there is quite a bunch of files you can play, view and open using the QuickTime player. Newer versions of the media player can also edit, save, and share videos and other media formats.

Here’s a list with the most common formats supported by QuickTime:

Video Files Audio Files Image Files
  • 3GP, 3GPP, 3G2
  • AVI
  • DV Stream
  • MPEG-2
  • MP4, M4V
  • MOV
  • AAC
  • AIFF
  • M4A
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JPEG, JPG
  • PSD
  • PICT
  • PNG
  • TGA
  • TIFF

 

Play All Video & Audio Files

While QuickTime supports a lot of files, it may still happen that you are unable to open a video or song in the media player. In this case, the file either uses a codec that’s not supported by QuickTime, or the file is in a format that QuickTime does not support.

In that case, you can download add ons for QuickTime the allow you to, for example, play back ASF, Flash Video or OGG files. Or you can download and install another player that supports the file and codec you are using.

Check out this article on Best Open Source Video and Music Players.

 

But what if you don’t want to download and install a new program just to open a single video? What if you are on mobile and want a quick and space-saving solution?

 

Convert your files to the QuickTime Format

Video files like FLV, MKV, WEBM or WMV can not be natively opened by QuickTime. If you still want to use QuickTime to view them though, you can convert them to MOV. By converting these files into the MOV format, you do not have to install any other application or program.

Likewise, audio files like FLAC, OGG, OPUS or WMA are not supported by Apple’s media player. For these files, you can either use iTunes or convert them into a format supported by QuickTime using an audio file converter as well.

 

Using online conversion you save time, space and nerves if you want to quickly convert a file for your QuickTime player. Don’t bother with downloading new players or even more apps to your phone: use what you already have!

 

Optimize Videos For Dailymotion

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YouTube may be the number one video community, however there are several other alternatives out there where you can watch videos – and upload your own! In an earlier article, we already talked about how videos should and can be optimized to be uploaded to Vimeo. Another video platform that could be interesting for users that either do not trust YouTube or seek to upload content that may be blocked by YouTube in other countries can trustfully turn to Dailymotion!

Dailymotion is a video platform that allows users to watch videos or upload their own. Furthermore, they offer live streaming and even have an own area on the website explicitly for gaming videos and live streams.

However, there are a few things you have to keep in mind when uploading a video to Dailymotion – apart from following the terms of usage with regard to prohibited content.

 

Video File Formats, Size, Codecs, and more

Video File Formats

Dailymotion is, in comparison to other video platforms, rather exclusive when it comes to the file format you can upload.

Video files come in many formats. They differ depending on the device you used to record them, the programs you used to edit them in, or the way you converted them for sending or storing them on your hard drive. Only few of them are supported by Dailymotion:

  • 3GP
  • AVI
  • DV
  • FLV
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • MPEG
  • WMV

When trying to upload a video in another format, encoding errors can occur.

Video and Audio Codecs

No matter what format you use for your video file, it must be encoded in a way that Dailymotion can handle the file. Following is a list with the supported video codecs:

  • DivX
  • H.264
  • MPEG-2
  • VC-1
  • WMV9

For best quality, it is recommended to use the H.264 video codec.

Likewise, the audio codec used for the audio data in the video plays a role in whether Dailymotion will be able to upload the video without a problem. The recommended audio codec to use is AAC, however the following codecs are supported as well:

  • AAC
  • MP3
  • MPEG Layer 2
  • WMA9

Video Size and Resolution

The maximum file size for uploads to Dailymotion is 2 GB and the videos can not be longer than 60 minutes.

The screen resolutions supported by the platform range from standard definition to high definition with different aspect ratios possible.

  • 640 x 480
  • 840 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 3840 x 2160

Frame Rates and Bitrate

Two other aspects to keep in mind when optimizing your video are frame rate and bitrate, the latter for both audio and video data.

The recommended frame rate for Dailymotion videos is 25 frames per second, however 24 FPS and 30 FPS are supported as well.

When it comes to bitrate, the one of the video should be between 1.2 and 4 Mbps. The audio should have a bitrate between 128 and 320 Kbps.

 

Video Optimizing

Using the right program makes it fairly easy to optimize your video for the usage on Dailymotion. If you don’t want to download and install a program, however, you can use an online video converter that supports video optimization as well.

Video Options

 

Thus, to be on the safe side, follow the uploading guidelines from Dailymotion and convert your video to one of the supported formats.

Optimize Your Videos For Vimeo

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Sure, YouTube is the number one video platform out there, but it is by far not the only one! Today, we want to take a closer look at a YouTube “competitor”, namely at Vimeo.

Vimeo is a video platform that allows you to watch and upload videos created by the Vimeo user community. Movies, episodes of series, and sport events are often offered by broadcasters and companies either as Video On Demand or Download for a small fee. Especially the VOD feature makes Vimeo stick our from the mass of other video platforms on the net.

Browser

Which browser should be used to upload videos to Vimeo? While Vimeo is supported by all major browsers, it is advised to use one that allows the usage of the Advanced Uploader. The Advanced Uploader allows for more secure uploading and enables the user to pause and resume uploads should the internet connection fail.

  • Firefox (version 5 or above)
  • Chrome (version 10 or above)
  • Safari (version 6 or above)

Video File Formats, Size, Codecs, and Resolution

Video File Formats

On Vimeo, uploading is not as much a question of file formats, but rather of video codecs used in the specific files. Thus, encoding the video correctly is more important than choosing the “correct” file type. However, the service supports all major video file extensions like:

  • 3GPP
  • AVI
  • FLV
  • MPEG4
  • MOV
  • WebM
  • WMV

Video File Size

If you are using a Vimeo Basic account, you can upload videos up to a size of 500MB per week (not per video!). Vimeo Plus members can upload videos up to 5GB per week, while members with a Vimeo PRO account have a limi of 20GB per week.

Every seven days, the upload space is refreshed and you can upload according to your quota again.

Video Resolution

Depending on the Vimeo account you have, you can watch and upload videos in HD. Thus, the by default down-scalled videos of 720p can be also watched in 1080p. The following settings have to be met to display the videos in the according resolution:

  • 1080p
    • Width: at least 1824px, OR
    • Height: at least 1026px
  • 720p
    • Width: at least 684px, OR
    • Height: at least 513px
  • SD
    • All videos

Vimeo is also currently working of making the streaming of 2K and 4K videos available. Currently, however, uploading 2K and 4K videos is possible for Vimeo Pro members. To display the videos, they will be down-scaled to 720p or 1080p, however they can be offered for download in 4K quality. The same applies to the Video On Demand (VOD) feature.

Furthermore, deinterlacing videos before uploading them to Vimeo is advised. As is resizing them to 1280×720.

Video Codec

Most of the major video codecs are supported by Vimeo, however using the High Profile H.264 codec is the site’s very own recommendation, as videos using this codec produce the best results. As for audio, the Vimeo team recommends using the AAC-LC codec.

Codecs that are not supported by Vimeo are: G2M2, G2M3, Canopus HQ,  and Apple Intermediate Codec

More details about bit rate, frame rate, compression, etc. can be found in Vimeo’s Compression Guidelines.

Optimize your Video

Optimizing your videos to upload them according to the Vimeo standards and guidelines isn’t difficult at all. All you need is a properly encoded video and a trustworthy and reliable online video converter.

The many different options given allow you to optimize your video according to the compression guidelines when it comes to bit and frame rate, and screen size. Furthermore, you can cut videos that are too long, or change the audio or video quality to reduce the file size.

Video Options