Upload 4K videos and movies to Dropbox

Upload 4K videos and movies to Dropbox

Category : 4K Share

DropBox is a cloud storage service provided by DropBox Inc. And anything like movies and music you save to your computer can be saved to your DropBox, then you can always access your files from Dropbox even if you are offline. Have some personal 4K video downloaded from YouTube or shot with your 4K camera recorders and wish to upload them to Dropbox? Great idea! But it is not so easy. Read on to get the solution for it.

Upload 4K videos to Dropbox, but failed! Why?

Generally, Dropbox has no specific formats requirement for the digital video storing on it. However, the media file types that can be viewed on Dropbox are limited, including .3gp. .3gpp, .3gpp2, .asf, .avi, .dv, .flv, .m2t, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .mts, .oggtheora, .ogv, .rm, .ts, .vob, .webm, .wmv. If your 4K videos are compressed in other video formats, Dropbox app will refuse to accept or play the 4K videos.

For example, many camcorders have been able to record 4K videos with 4K XAVC (XAVC-S/L), 4K AVCHD (MTS/M2TS), 4K MXF (P2 MXF/ XDCAM MXF). These 4K video files are absolutely not supported by Dropbox. Futhermore, Dropbox only offers 2GB free storage, while 4K video is significantly large and as a result requires a lot of more storage space. Dropbox also has file size limitation on the videos uploaded. If your video file is up to 18 GB, the file may not be viewable on Dropbox app.

Therefore, before uploading 4K video to Dropbox, you need to make sure you video format is acceptable by Dropbox, the video file size is under 18GB and your Dropbox storage space is enough. Otherwise, you will fail to upload 4K videos and movies to Dropbox. And you may ask: How to avoid or solve these problems for successfully uploading 4K videos to Dropbox? Please keep on reading.

Transcode 4K Videos for Dropbox Uploading

To fix format incompatible issue, you can use a third-party video converter software such as Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/ Mac to convert your 4K videos to Dropbox readable file formats listed above. If you have several 4K video files waiting to be converted to Dropbox, you may feel tired of converting them one by one. Fortunately, Pavtube Video Converter is able to handle multiple videos and realize batch conversion to save your time and energy.

Free download the 4K to Dropbox video converter: 

Compress 4K Videos for Dropbox

Dropbox has file size limitation on different account, and all files uploaded to Dropbox must be smaller than your storage quota, so it is necessary for you  to compress the big 4K file size to a smaller one which the Dropbox can support. The best solution here for you is to compress 4K to 1080p or 720p so that the movie file size can be largely reduced. Fortunately, you can easily get this work done in Pavtube Video Converter’s built-in "Profile settings" window.

What’s more, basic 4K video editing functions also provided for you: split, merge, trim, crop, add watermark, adjust video effect, edit audio and insert subtitles.  To reduce the 4K video size, you can use the trim function to remove your unwanted video clips, or split your 4K video file into various smaller parts by file size, count or length.

Now, get the best 4K video converter and follow the next tutorial to learn how to upload 4K videos to Dropbox.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress 4K videos for Dropbox

Step 1: Load 4K video

Launch this software on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source 4K video files into the program.

Load source 4K video

Step 2: Set right output format for Dropbox

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired HD file format such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category. With this converter, you can also store 4K Videos and Movies on other Cloud Storage.

Output HD file format

Step 3: Compress 4K video size

Then click “Settings” behind format bar to open “Profile Settings” window, from “Size(pix)” drop-down list, select “1920*1080” or “1080*720”. You can also choose to lower video bit rate or frame rate to reduce 4K video file size according to your own needs.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Click "Edit" button on the tool bar to open video editor window. Then choose the “Trim” tab, you can use the trim function to cut off unwanted parts from start and end. You can either drag pointers on the process bar or set exact time point in Start and End boxes to set.


You can also click the split button on the file list to launch the Video Split window. Ticking “Enable” option, you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

Split large 4K files

Step 4: Start 4K video to Dropbox process

Now, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start 4K videos to Dropbox conversion process on your computer. When the conversion is completed, you will get a proper movie file for better saving on Dropbox with less storage cost and less bandwidth requirements.

Here are the steps to upload 4K videos to Dropbox from computer:

1. Install “Dropbox desktop app” on your computer. It creates a folder on your systems hard disk. The folder is named “Dropbox”.

2. Browse through your videos on your computer & simply drag-and-drop them to Dropbox folder. You will see a blue icon located at top right corner on your computer, this means your file is syncing with dropbox. When the icon turns into a green checkmark syncing is complete.

3. Go to https://www.dropbox.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don’t have an account, then create one.

4. Click “Upload” button located at the top of the window on the Dropbox website.

5. As soon as you click upload, “Upload to DropBox” window opens up.

6. Click “Choose Files” button & select the video files on your computer (that you want to upload).

7. Click “Start Upload” button to upload your videos.

7. All your videos will now be uploaded to DropBox.

Note: If you have a free account, you only have 2 GB of space and 50GB will cost $9.99/month or $99.00/year while 100GB will cost $19.99/month or $199.00/year.

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