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Video breaks when uploaded to Instagram story? this is how to solve it

Annoyed that the video is broken and blurry when uploaded to Instagram Story? If so, see how to fix the broken IG Story video.

Annoyed that the video recorded on your cellphone is broken and blurry when uploaded to Instagram Story? In fact, before uploading the video was cool.

Calm down, because this time Jaka wants to discuss how to fix broken Instagram videos.

Instagram video breaking is a technical thing that often annoys users.

Even American celebrity Kim Kardashian had time to upload a Tweet: "Why does a video that is so clear on my cellphone become blurry after I upload it to social media?"

What causes the IG Story video to break when uploaded?

Do you know that Instagram is a social media that currently has billions of users.

Have you ever imagined how much money you have to spend to build and manage it? data center with data storage that can store the uploads of IG users around the world?

Now to save bandwidth and storage space, Instagram also applies video compression at the time of uploading.

So, every video you upload will be compressed. But there are several ways you can do so that the blur isn't too bad.

How to fix broken IG Story videos

1. Know the criteria for videos that can be uploaded to Instagram

The best Instagram video format is MP4, which should include these technical specifications:

  • H.264 Codec
  • AAC Audio
  • 3 500 kbps bitrate for video
  • Frame rate of 30 fps (frames per second)
  • Maximum file size = 15 mb
  • Maximum video length is 60 seconds
  • Video size: 4:5, 864 px x 1080 px

To adjust the quality of your video with Instagram's criteria, you can edit your video on a laptop or desktop using software such as Premiere, Vegas, FFmpeg, and so forth.

2. Transfer or send your videos via Google Drive or Apple Airdrop

If you send files via Google Drive or Apple Airdrop your video resolution will not break.

It's not like you send your video via WhatsApp, which is compressed immediately.

3. Record your video with a good quality camera

The way to deal with the next broken Instagram video is to record your video with a good quality camera.

A camera with good quality will take clearer pictures.

So, Instagram video breaks can be minimized.

4. Set the settings or camera settings on the cellphone

In addition, you can try to set your own camera settings on the cellphone that you use when recording.

You can use the best resolution provided by your cellphone.

5. Check Internet connection

Finally, when you upload your videos to Instagram, it's a good idea to connect your cellphone to WIFI.

So, when you upload videos to Instagram under a stable internet connection it can reduce the breaking of IG video quality.

But how come the iPhone can be better than Android?

Photo source: Android Authority

You must have seen your friends who use iPhone how come their Instagram video uploads are better than those of you who use Android?

This is because iPhone and Android phone framerate settings are different.

On iPhone, video framerate tends to be stable, while on Android it changes according to light conditions.

In addition, related to system efficiency on iOS and Android devices. For information, IG on Android has 38% more code lines than IG on iOS.

Not only that, because there are so many types and manufacturers of Android phones, making system adjustments is more difficult. While Apple's type is less.


Of the several ways to deal with Instagram videos above, indeed, if you have to edit videos on a PC/Laptop to follow the format used on IG, it's quite a hassle.

But the results are comparable, your upload results are definitely better.

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