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[Full Guide] How to Upload Video to Reddit

Reddit is a widely used discussion forum that allows users to post links, texts, images as well as videos. Earlier Reddit did not allow adding videos directly to the site but post 1997, this restriction has been lifted and the native video hosting on Reddit now allows uploading videos directly to the site.

So, if you too are keen to add videos to Reddit, but are not sure of the process and the method, on how to post a video on Reddit, the article below will surely be of great help.

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Part 1. What Video Format does Reddit Support?

Before posting videos on Reddit, you need to be sure that their size, length, and format are compatible and meet the site requirements. Reddit allows adding videos in MOV and MP4 format and the maximum size of the file can be 1GB and the maximum length can be 15 minutes.

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Part 2. How to Upload Video to Reddit?

Videos on Reddit can be posted through the official mobile app on phones or tablets or using Windows and Mac systems. The guide for posting videos for both methods is given below.

1. Upload Video to Reddit on Windows/Mac

Steps on how to upload video to reddit on computer

Step 1. Open the Reddit site on your brose and Log in using your username and password.

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Step 2. Tap on Create Post button at the upper-right corner that will launch a new post form. Next, select Choose a community menu and a subreddit you need to post to.

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Step 3. Next, tap on the Image & Video tab and click on the Upload button to browse and import the video that needs to be added. You can also drag and drop the file.

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Note: If your Image & Video tab comes with a red circle with a line through it means that videos cannot be uploaded to the site as all subreddits are not video-enabled.

Step 4. Enter a title for the post at the Title field, select thumbnails, and also add tags.

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Step 5. Finally, on the bottom-right corner, click on the POST button and the added video will be uploaded to Reddit.

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2. Upload Video to Reddit on Mobile Phones/Tablets

Steps on how to post videos on reddit mobile

Step 1. Download, install and open the Reddit mobile app on your phone or tablet.

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Step 2. At the bottom center, tap on the pencil (New Post) icon.

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Step 3. Click on the Video button and a Video Post Screen will launch.

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Step 4. Next, you need to choose the community for selecting the subreddit. Here you need to remember that videos are not supported by all subreddits.

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Step 5. Next, 2 options will appear - LIBRARY and CAMERA. The camera option will let you record a video, while using the library option you can choose the video from your device library.

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Step 6. Choose a desired title for the video post and then finally click on the POST button to upload the video to the site.

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Part 3. What to Do If You Can't Upload Video to Reddit

As listed above, Reddit only supports adding up to 1GB of videos in MOV and MP4 format. So, if you are videos are larger in size than 1GB or in any other format, they cannot be uploaded. To fix this size and format issue we recommend using a professional tool that can convert and compress the videos in lossless quality. Meeting these requirements, Wondershare UniConverter works as the apt choice.

The built-in video converter tool of the software allows conversion in more than 1000 formats and thus no matter whatever format your video file is in, it can be quickly converted to MOV and MP4 to make them compatible with Reddit. Moreover, batch processing, fast conversion, simple process, and option to choose the resolution and other file parameters, make the software best in its category.

To compress and reduce file size without compromising on quality, again Wondershare UniConverter is an excellent tool. Videos in almost all formats can be compressed by changing the quality, bitrate, resolution, and other parameters. So, using the software, your large videos can be compressed under 1GB so that they can be easily uploaded to Reddit.

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In addition to compression and conversion, this Windows and Mac-based software support several other features like download, recording, smart trimming, editing, DVD burning, and many others.

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Some of the other reasons when your videos might not upload to Reddit may include low or unstable cellular or WIFI data, cache issues, browser issues, and subreddit not allowing video posts.

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Part 4. Why There's No Sound When Videos Are Uploaded to Reddit?

A lot of people complain that their video becomes mute and there is no sound after they are uploaded on Reddit.

In actual, when you preview the video, there is no sound button and it appears to be mute. When the video file is uploaded, you will be able to see a sound button at the bottom-right corner of your post. By default, the videos are muted on Reddit, and using the sound button you can unmute it and get the sound.

Still, if there is no sound in your videos, you can try troubleshooting in the following ways

  • Add then video using the Upload button rather than dragging and dropping them to the interface.
  • Click on the Add a video button under the Post tab to upload a video rather than using the Image & Video tab.
  • Use the mobile app for posting videos instead of the PC.
  • Upload video to a third-party hosting site and then use the video link at Reddit.
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The article above has explained all about posting videos on Reddit, related issues, and possible solutions. For meeting the size and the format requirements of the site, Wondershare works as an excellent tool.

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