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Default [GUIDE] Fixing Insatgram/Vines video upload errors/crashes

Since i first installed Instagram i had troubles uploading videos, recorded with Insta app and loaded from gallery, with both ROMs I used ( stock Samsung and current one OmniROM )


I read this is a very common problem and no, it isnt Instagram app error but ROM fault as many Nexus5/other phones can upload videos (read in internet)


follow these steps to prepare your video:
  1. Record your favourite video with you camera, MAX ALLOWED TIME 15s for Instagram
  2. Instagram accepts only two sizes: 480x480 - 680x680. If it is bigger it will zoom it in center to fit it needs, so take it in account when editing video, for example i recorded a full hd video with my S3 and then i edited it to 720x720 adding black borders.
  3. Rotate your video 90 degrees anti-clockwise (Instagram seems to rotate video on upload)
  4. MP4 video format

time to open Instagram! :
  1. Open Instagram app
  2. Record about 20s of video
  3. Press HOME button, leaving Instagram app opened in background
  4. Go to sdcard/Android/data/com.instagram.android/files/video/random_named_folder/your_just_recorded_video.mp4 - that's the folder where Instagram save your just recorded video
  5. Copy in this folder your video you want to upload
  6. Rename your video with the Instagram created one and then delete Instagram video
  7. Resume from background Instagram
  8. Press right upper corner blue arrow and then you'll see your video in preview!!


Some side notes: On OmniROM it doesnt work, everytime Instagram crashes, so you have to use another/stock rom. I used FreeMake "Free Video Converter" to adapt my S3 full hd video to Instagram format. I first made it 15s long by selecting only part i wanted to upload. Then i created under Convert->Android label a new custom profile with: MP4 - 720x720 - Cropping style: Original - other fields default. Then i converted my video and did steps i just wrote. If you dont like Instagram video preview just play a bit with resolution/cropping way in Video Converter, i just wrote what i used

higher video bitrate will produce better quality and bigger videos, i tried with 8000 Kbps and it works, however Instagram will take more time to process your video!





At least we have a working way until rom devs fix your current rom
This tut can also be used for Vine and other phones/tablets/ROMs !!
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Good guide pal but too much hassle for a 15sec video thumbs up though

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Good tutorial but how about instagram/vine fix their app

Since I got the SGS3 I haven't managed to post one video on the official ROM. And it's not really time efficient to waste 10 minutes or so of editing for a 15s video.
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Good tutorial but how about instagram/vine fix their app

Since I got the SGS3 I haven't managed to post one video on the official ROM. And it's not really time efficient to waste 10 minutes or so of editing for a 15s video.

once you created Freemake profile and you did it for the first time it's really easy ancd quick!
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