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Author by Oswald

May 08, 2019

Have you tried playing/storing videos on Google Drive and wind up failure? That might be the result of compatibility problems. There are some specific formats & codecs that Google Drive supports, follow the article to find out best Google Drive video formats and how to convert your unsupported video files to them. After that, you can upload and play these files on Google Drive successfully.

Obviously, as a new generation of file storage methods, there are many advantages of online storage: Local drive storage saving, accessible anywhere you are, safer, easy sharing, data recovery, few-clicks backup and etc. On the other hand, offline storage, such as compact discs, floppy discs, and USB sticks, are fragile and easy to lose – you always lose track of their whereabouts. With all these advantages and the huge space available for free trials, online drives are simply impossible to refuse, and Google Drive – a pretty, easy and practical cloud collaboration tool, is one of the best of them.

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Upload, Share and Preview Video Formats Supported by Google Drive are Restricted

You must have been in the situation that you are unable to upload a video file or videos not playing on Google Drive, an error message says "Unable to process this video." or "This video is currently unavailable." This may be caused by the video format not being supported by Google Drive.

If you just want to store videos on Google Drive for further use, well, all kinds of files are supported. (But different formats of files have different upload speeds.) However, if you want to not only upload videos but play Google Drive videos on the other end, video formats and codecs must be taken into consideration.

Learn About Google Drive Video Formats/Codecs Support

It would be a shame if a video you demand for sharing, business or a class can't be saved/played on Google Drive due to the compatibility issue. Here comes the question: “what can we do when we find out it's the format issue that caused the upload/preview failure?”

Plain and simple, to find an easy and practical video format converter to convert your video files to Google-Drive-friendly format is the best answer. Here’s one I highly recommend: HD Video Converter Factory Pro.

It's not easy to convert/transcode video format without a professional video format converter. Besides, online video converters seems convenient and useful, but they are always unstable. Except that they require good network condition during the conversion (which is long), sometimes they take a long time to receive and process your video files and finally end up with failure. Now, I’ll show you how to convert video format with professional software.

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How to Convert Video to Google-Drive-Friendly Format with HD Video Converter Factory Pro

Convert Videos to Google Drive Video Formats

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Step 1. Load Video Files to the Program

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro, click on the blue “Add Files” bar to add (up to 10) files from local to convert.

Then click on the small “Settings” button to call out a new window (where you can optionally customize bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio and resolution as well) to preset output files’ encoder (I recommend MPEG4) before conversion. Once you’re done with settings, click “OK” button at the setting window to continue.

Convert Videos to Google Drive MP4 Format

Step 2. Convert Video Files to Google Drive Supported File Types

Click on format section at right side of the main interface, select MP4 icon at “Video” section from the category box above. Then click on the “Run” button to convert videos to Google Drive video formats. You’ll get Google Drive supported files in no time even if there are multiple files in the queue owing to batch conversion function.

*MP4 is just one recommended choice (best video format for Google Drive, best compatibility, minimal size while maintaining original quality, fits for online storage), sure you can change video to other formats too, like convert videos to AVI to save videos online in better quality.

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What Video Format Does Google Drive Support?

Please note there are specific formats and codecs that Google drive support, you need to ensure the video formats and codecs are supported types while converting. According to Google Drive Help, files that you can save & play on Google Drive are of those formats and codecs:

WebM files (Vp8 video codec; Vorbis Audio codec)

MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files (h264 and MPEG4 video codecs; AAC audio codec)

AVI (MJPEG video codec; PCM audio)

MPEGPS (MPEG2 video codec; MP2 audio)

FLV (Adobe - FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio)

WMV, MTS, OGG (Sometimes MTS files can’t be previewed on Google Drive)

How to Convert Videos to Google Drive Supported Formats/Codecs?

A little trick:

When you fail to upload a file due to compatibility issue, rename it to a .mp4 can be a fast and easy way in an urgent situation, it might help, but no guarantee on the result. And backup original files first!

At last...

To convert video files to Google Drive video formats is the best way to solve “can’t upload/play on Google Drive” issues. I hope you have learned how to handle it from this article. Furthermore, HD Video Converter Factory Pro supports 300+ output formats and devices, like, if you happen to be a Google junky with possessions of Chromecast, Chromebook, Android devices and etc, the ready-made device profiles within the program helps you convert files to Google-device-friendly format with one click.

Thank you for your reading.

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