Store and play video in Google Drive

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You can store and play videos directly from Google Drive.

Upload videos
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your photos app.
  2. Select the video you want to upload.
  3. Tap Share Share.
  4. Tap Save to Drive.
  5. Tap Save.

Note: For best upload speed, upload videos over a Wi-Fi connection.

Play videos

To find your uploaded videos:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Drive app.
  2. At the top, tap Search Drive.
  3. In the list, tap Videos.
  4. To play your video, tap the one you want to watch.
Tip: To play videos in Drive, you need to turn on third-party cookies. Learn how to turn cookies on and off.

Limits and errors

Limits for video

  • You can store videos up to 5 TB if you have purchased at least that much storage. Otherwise you are limited to how much storage you have available.
  • You can upload video of any resolution, but the minimum size for playback in Drive is 4 KB. The maximum playback resolution is 1920 x 1080.

File types for video

Supported formats

Not all video types may work on all devices.

  • 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)
  • WMV
  • FLV (Adobe - FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio)
  • MTS
  • OGG

Error messages

When you upload or watch video in Drive, you may get some of these error messages.

"Video is unplayable."

The video may be corrupted or uploaded in a format that won’t work. Try to upload the video again or in a different format.

"Video is still processing. Try again later."

The video is not ready to be played.

If the file is large, it may take awhile before your video is ready. Try again in a while.

"This video is currently unavailable."

The video is not ready to be played. Try again in a few minutes.

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