As the most popular social network, Facebook now gains more and more users all over the world. On Facebook, you can post your status, communicate with your friends, keep touch with some old friends, and you can also share your photos and videos to memorize your precious life. And to share videos on your Facebook, you should know something first: Facebook video formats. Facebook only supports sharing video in several formats, i.e, you can't upload your video in incompatible formats to Facebook.

Part 1. Facebook Video Formats

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The Facebook supported video formats are:

  • Mobile Video (*.3g2, *.3gp, *.3gpp)
  • Windows Media Video (*.asf)
  • AVI Video (*.avi)
  • Flash Video (*.flv)
  • MPEG Video (*.mpeg, *.mpe. *.mpg)
  • MPEG-4 Video (*.m4v, *.mp4, *.mpeg4)
  • Matroska Format (*.mkv)
  • QuickTime Movie (*.mov, *.qt)
  • Nullsoft Video (*.nsv)
  • Ogg Format (*.ogm)
  • DVD Video (*.vob)
  • Windows Media Video (*.wmv)

Part 2. Convert Videos to Facebook Compatible Format

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So how do you upload incompatible video formats to Facebook? One option is converting to Facebook video format. iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac is a good helper here which has broad formats support enabling you to convert video in all popular formats to facebook compatible video formats on Mac (OS X 10.10 Yosemite included). Using the latest technologies in video encoding and decoding, you can convert videos with superb fast conversion speed. Batch conversions are supported. What’s more, for Facebook, you are even offered an optimized preset to choose which must greatly simplify your conversion and there is no need for you to set the output video settings by yourself.

Steps for Converting Videos to Facebook Format

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Step 1. Import videos to the FaceBook Video Converter

After the launch of the FaceBook Converter, you can directly drag & drop your source files to the Mac app to convert, or you can also head to File > Import > Load Media Files to load your files. The Mac Converter supports batch conversions so that you can add several files to convert at a time.

facebook video format

Step 2. Set the output format

Open the output formats list and choose a proper format from Common Video or directly choose the preset for FaceBook provided. You can also trim your video and upload the very part of your video to the FaceBook for sharing, or add watermark, subtitles to the video. The Mac Converter provides some helpful edit functions for video enhancement. Learn more: Video Converter for Mac User Guide.

Step 3. Start the video to FaceBook video format conversion

Click the Convert button at the bottom of the main interface. Then this Mac Video Converter will do the rest automatically for you. You are able to customize the output destination: up to the top menu bar, click Video Converter > Preferences > Convert > Output Folder.

Part 3. Download Facebook Videos with the Best Facebook Video Downloader

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If you want to download videos from Facebook without hassle, iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac (Yosemite) is your best choice. With this fabulous program, you can download videos from 1000+ video sharing websites in including Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo etc. with one single click. You can also use smart tool to convert videos to any video and audio format or transfer the videos to fit for a variety of mobile devices. The built-in media player lets you enjoy the downloaded videos with multiple playback modes; the task scheduler lets you set up auto shutdown for your computer when the download is concluded. Click the Download button below to get the video you like.


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