Fix! Can’t Play Instagram Video on Samsung S8

Diana Joan

Sep 08, 2017 02:10 am / Posted by Diana Joan

For many Samsung S8 fans, you must meet thes issue: When you update the S8 e system but after downloading the system, open the Instagram, strange thins is happening: The Instagram update videos still won't play. No videos, not even live. It's really very annoying. How to fix this trouble? From the test and dada collection, we provides you some effective solutions for you.

Why Instagram Videos Will Not Play on Samsung S8?

This issue can be caused by diferent factors, for example: your wifi is enough or not? You S8 power is good or not? You may need to do some settings about the app in your Samsung S8 again, etc. You cna tey the following solutions, some can be effective.

A: You need to make sure: Is it wifi with a weak signal? Is it phone data with a weak signal? If in data mode try wifi.

B: Go to the Settings- Apps - Instagram - Permissions-All permissions (under three dots top right corner)-receive data from internet.

C: Settings > Apps > Instagram > Allow app while Data saver On

D: Turn off Power Saver - Restart app

E: It's battery saver for sure, Get out of power saving mode and then try the app. (Know that power saving mode only really allows essential apps to work fully)

Fail to Upload the Video to Instagram from Samsung S8?

When you fix above issue and can play the Instagram happily, some users complain that again why they fail to upload some videos to Instagram, what's wrong with the Samsung S8? Maybe this time it has nothing to do with the S8, you need to know the Instagram supported video formats and know your videos well. Instagram is a popular app for sharing the life with friends, but it really limits many parameters for your video, like the below table:

Resolution Frame Rate Aspect Ratio Bitrate Best Video Format Video Size Video Time
Maximum: 1920 x 1080 <30fps  16:9 and 1:1 3,500 kbps is the best MOV, MP4 <15MB 3 secs - 60 secs. 

You can check the video realated parameters, click the video by right mouse and check the video resolution, video frame, video size, etc. Then you need one video converter for Instagram and adjust these video parameters even including the video format. You can try the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate which can convert the videos to MOV and MP4 for Instagram , you also can enter the setting menu and check all your video parameters, like the video and audio codec, video resolution, video frame, video bitrate, etc. You can adjust them to the best. With the built-in video editor, you can decide the video length, video size, you also can do some simple video editings: You can add subtitles to video: SRT, ASS, SSA, or add watermark, text to video, you also can change the video background color and brightness, adjust the video aspect ratio, etc. Let's review these features in detail.

How to Adjust The Video to Instagram Best Acceptable Video Format?

First steps, you need to install this software in your PC or Mac, then you can open this software and import the videos you wamnt to upload to the Instagram form your PC, also you can connect the S8 to your PC by the USB cable and import the videos to this video converter from your Samsung S8 directly, you can click File and find the video files, you also can drag the video files to the software.

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Video Formats is not compatible with Instagram?

When you meet this trouble, it;s easy, you just need to open the output video list by clicking Format, 300+ video formats are waiting for you, of course, you just need the MP4 and MOV, you can find them from the Common Video, if you want to get the HD MP4 and MOV, you can click the HD Video, but you should know that the high video quality requires the huge video size, you want to upload the video to Instagram successfully, you may need to cut the video for shorter length.


Need to change the video parameters?

Find the video frame is too large? vidoe bitrate is bigger? You can click Setting and adjust the video frame, video bitrate, you also can upscale SD video to HD video by changing the video resolution.

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Video length is too long? Video size is too big?

You take a 1 minutes video, how to upload larger video to the Instagram? The video aspect is not the  16:9 and 1:1, how to change them? Don't be panic, you can do these in this video converter effortlessly.

Split Video

Cut/Trim Video

Adjust Aspect Ratio
Clicking the "Split" button under the file displaying list, checking "Enable" to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size according to your own needs. Open “Video Editor” window and switch to the “Trim” tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, set start point and end point. Open “Video Editor”, click the "Crop" tab, switch to advanced mode. Click the "lock" icon to enable "Keep Ratio" option, to keep original aspect ratio, make sure the "Display aspect ratio" and the "Size (pix)" in "Settings" option, you can find 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1.
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After all the setting are finished, you need to do the final step: Click Convert button which ia at the main interface and start the video conversion, this video converter will finish all the settings you are doing. After waiting for a while, you can get the prefect MP4 and MOV videos for your Instagram.

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