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The Ultimate Guide to Download & Convert Instagram to MP4

Free Convert Videos to Instagram MP4/H.264

MacX Video Converter Pro - Best Instagram Converter, allowing you to free convert Instagram videos to MP4, H.264, adjust video parameters and trim/crop video for samller size to finally upload videos to Insta without hassle.

Instagram to MP4
Instagram to MP4

Part 1: Why Converting Instagram Video to MP4?

Obviously, one of the top reasons why many people convert Instagram to MP4 video format is that they want to upload videos to Instagram for sharing. But actually it's not easy as there are endless matters about Instagram not uploading, for example, forever stuck in "Preparing", got "Failed" message, or even crashed. There is a big possibilty of video matter itself. So figure out what's Insta's uploading rules and convert your video to make sure it can be uploaded to Instagram.

Instagram Video Specifications
Instagram Video Specifications

Instagram Detailed Video Specifications

  • Resolution: Maximum width 1080 pixels (height anything, although within the same ratios as images)
  • Frame Rate: 29.96 frames per second (max 30fps, but should be fixed, not variable)
  • Format: H.264 codec / MP4
  • Bitrate: 5,500 kbps video bitrate (although Instagram may reduce this to 3,500kbps when we post it)
  • Audio Codec: AAC audio codec at 44.1 kHz mono (up to 128kbps)
  • File Size: Not specifically limited by Instagram, but we recommend keeping your videos under 50MB.
  • Video Length: Videos need to be at least 3 seconds and no more than 60 seconds long, or Instagram won't let us upload them

Part 2: How to Convert Instagram to MP4

Best Instagram Converter Recommendation

From the above, we can have a clear cognition of what kind of videos Instagram accept. Then most important is converting Instagram to MP4. And to do this, a superb Instagram video converter is highly in demand. Luckily MacX Video Converter Pro meets all your requirements - converting Instagram to any format, compressing 4K to 1080p or lower resolution for smaller size, editing Instagram video by trimming/cropping, and adjusting Instagram video parameters with originally quality reserved. Besides, thanks to the Intel QSV technology, you can enjoy a blazing fast speed for uploading. It accelerates video conversion speed greatly, up to 16X faster than before and no quality loss.

How to Convert Instagram Video to MP4 H.264

You need to download the Instagram video converter for Windows 10 or Mac version for El Capitan/macOS Sierra and install it on your computer first. Now let's check the specific steps to convert Instagram and adjust video parameters for Instagram uploading.

Step 1: Launch MacX Video Converter Pro on your computer (take Macbook Pro as an example). And click "+" button to import your video files, or you can directly drag and drop the video to the window.
Step 2: Choose MP4 as the output format from the popped-up window. Make sure you have picked the H.264 codec MP4 video for Instagram uploading rather than MPEG4 codec.

Step 3: Adjust the video parameters. Click gear icon to enter the parameters adjusting interface where you can adjust bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, resolution etc. to Instagram video uploading standard.
Step 4: Specify the output folder path to save converted MP4 for Instagram where you like on your computer.
Step 5: Click "RUN" button to start video conversion with the best Instagram video converter.

Tips: Check whether the size of MP4 video is allowable. If it still exceeded the limit of Instagram allowed 15MB, you can also edit video for Instagram with the awesome Instagram to MP4 converter. For example, trimming the MP4 into video clips, cutting off the black edges etc. As you have done all these, you will be free from Instargram videos not playing problem when uploading.

Convert Instagram to MP4
Convert Instagram to MP4

Part 3: How to Download Instagram Videos?

Since users swarm forward to upload brilliant videos to Instagram, there must be something you are interested when you are wandering over the Instagram. Why not download Instagram in MP4? This excellent video converter for Mac and Windows we mentioned above, is also specialize in free downloading Instagram video in 1080p, 720p to MP4, MOV, FLV, WMV etc. Meanwhile, the Instagram video downloader also supports to free download video from YouTube, Facebook, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Myspace and 1000+ sites in super fast speed without any quality loss.

Take the same steps to download the Instagram downloader for Windows or Mac version according to your needs. Then launch it and following the steps below:

  1. Click "YouTube" icon, the "+" button to add links you copied from Insta.
  2. Click "Paste & Analyze" to detect the Instagram video URL. And choose MP4 as the output format from the detailed info. You can also choose video size, codec, resolution here.
  3. Hit "Download Now" icon to start downloading Instagram video and convert it to MP4. It will be finished only in a short period of time.

By the way, we're not sure which device will you watch the downloaded MP4 Instagram video on. You can check the "Auto add to convert list" box to convert to your target device for a better video visual effect.

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