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Facebook has become the most popular social network. You can post your status with videos and photos to Facebook, share and communicate with your friends. While if you want to upload videos to Facebook, you need to consider about the Facebook video formats. Facebook only support limited video formats, so you can't upload your video in incompatible formats to Facebook. Here we will share all tips about video formats for Facebook and how to upload videos 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. How to Download Videos for Facebook

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If you want to download videos for Facebook without hassle, iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac (or iSkysoft iTube Studio for Windows) is your best choice. With this Facebook video downloader program, you can download videos from any source and convert the video to Facebook supported format, which makes you easily upload videos to Facebook.

Why Choose This Facebook Video Downloader:

  • 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 Facebook and 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.

Steps to download and convert video to Facebook

Step 1 Launch the Facebook video downloader

First download and install the downloader on your computer. And then run the program in background.

launch iskysoft facebook video downloader

Step 2 Download Facebook in 1 click

Now go to any video-sharing site that contains the video you want. When you open the video, you will see a "Download" button on the video window. Simply click the button to download the video.

1 click download video

Step 3 Convert video to Facebook video format

To upload the video to Facebbok, you should convert the video to Facebook compatible format. To do this, open the "Downloaded" tab and click "Convert" to open the output format window. Now click the "Web Video" tab and select Facebook to convert the video.

convert video to facebook

Part 3. Directly Convert Videos to Facebook Compatible Format

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In case you have got the video, you can directly convert and upload incompatible video formats to Facebook? One option is converting to Facebook video format. iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe 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 10.11 El Capitan and 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

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" > "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.

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: iMedia Converter Deluxe 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.

Video Tutorial on How to Convert Videos to Facebook Supported Format on Mac

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