So, you’re a Twitter user who has been trying to upload videos to the popular microblogging network without much luck. Apparently, you are coming face to face with an error known as Your media file could not be processed. The question is, what to do in a situation like this? Well, we believe this error is easily solved if you follow the rules of uploading videos to Twitter.
Twitter video guidelines to follow
In order to follow Twitter’s guidelines, you must first understand what those guidelines are. Worry not, there is no need for you to scour the web to get a deeper understanding as we are going to explain it all right here.
Your media file could not be processed – Twitter error
The information below will ensure you never experience the Your media file could not be processed ever again when uploading videos to Twitter in the future.
- Supported file types
- What about the file size?
- Maximum video length supported and resolution
- Aspect ratio
- Framerate and bitrate
1] Supported file types
Twitter, like every social network platform that we know of, only supports a limited number of video file formats. In the case of Twitter, the platform only supports MP4 and MOV as of the time of writing. When it comes down to the audio format, it must be H264 or AAC.
2] What about the file size?
You can upload a relatively large video to Twitter, but the file size cannot exceed 512MB. These days, a short video of just a few seconds can hit the 512MB park quickly due to HD and 4K. If you want to upload of larger size, then you’re better off using YouTube or alternatives such as Odyssey or Rumble.
3] Maximum video length supported and resolution
According to the folks at Twitter, the maximum video length is set at 2 minutes and 20 seconds. To achieve that while keeping the file size low, you will have to shoot at a lower resolution. Luckily, Twitter supports video resolutions as low as 32 x 32, and as high as 1920 x 1200 and 1200 x 1900.
4] Aspect ratio
When it comes down to the aspect ratio, Twitter supports from 1:2.39 to 2.39:1. You will need to follow this to the tee. Then again, not much editing is required in this department because the aspect ratio of most smartphones and video cameras are in line with what Twitter requires.
5] Framerate and bitrate
Finally, we have to talk about the framerate and bitrate support. From our understanding, the maximum frame rate is set at 40fps, while the maximum bitrate supported here is 25Mbps.
OK, so as long as you take the time out to ensure the above rules are followed, you should have no problems with Your media file could not be processed in the future.
Is Twitter a dying platform?
As far as we can tell, Twitter is fine and that will be the case for a long time to come. Many users fear the popular microblogging platform will end up in a similar position to Google+ and others, but such fears are unwarranted at this time.
Can I upload a 3-minute video on Twitter?
You can do this only if you choose to post ads on Twitter. Outside of this, you are limited to the default limit.