Can I backup a library of video files onto Google Drive?

“Hello. Currently I have a few terabytes of video files – mainly avi and mkv. Is there a program I can run that will convert every non MP4 video for backing up on Google Drive but without losing quality or any other possible errors? I have a iMac connected to it so I was wondering if I could accomplish this using Handbrake or something similar?”

Google Drive allows you to access your files and folders from anywhere including your mobile phone. You can copy and upload any videos to Google Drive to save space as it has 5 GB free space and 200GB of storage for $9.99 per month. From Google official site, Google Drive can sync or upload video files in formats like .WebM, .MPEG4, .3GPP, .MOV, .AVI, .MPEGPS, .WMV, .FLV, .MTS, etc. While, some devices may not support playback of all these files. For example, MKV usually contains one or several audio tracks and subtitle tracks that are multiplexed together into one stream form, it is not so easy to playback.

In order to play all kinds of videos through Google Drive easily with kinds of phones or tablets, you’d better convert incompatible videos to a widely supported format i.e. MP4 before storing on Google Drive. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate Macis a highly recommended tool to help you finish the task which can be taken as Handbrake alternative for Mac OS X (El Capitan).

It is a great Video converter that supports transcoding MKV, Tivo, VOB, MXF, XAVC, XAVC-S, etc. to best format for storing on not only Google Drive, but also Dropbox, CudaDrive and Box Cloud Storage. Meanwhile, it also comes with useful editing functions, like video joining, video trimming, splitting, cropping, add subtitles, etc. For those who are running on Windows PC (Windows 10), please get it. Now just download the program to learn how to convert videos to store on Google Drive for storage.

Free Download or Purchase Video Converter Ultimate for Mac: 

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Convert videos to Google Drive compatible videos without Quality Loss

STEP 1. Import video files to the converter

Install and launch the program, and then click “Add video” button to import the MKV, Tivo, VOB, MXF, XAVC, XAVC-S, etc. files or directly drag and drop them into the main display window of this program.

Tip: If you want to join video files into a big file, tick the “Merge into one file” box.

STEP 2. Decide output format

Tap Format bar and choose a proper output format. To play videos from Google Drive, you’d choose a Google Drive supported video format. MPEG-4 or H.264 MP4 from “Common Video” or “HD Video” is a wise choice. If you would like to enjoy movies to your mobile phone and tablet, you can select a decent format like “iPad > iPad HD Video(*.mp4)” from the profile list comes with the software.

Tip: If the default parameters do not meet your needs, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. according to the devices you want to play on. Note that the maximum resolution for playback in Google Drive is 1920×1080.

STEP 3. Convert videos for storing on Google Drive

Click “Start conversion” button to start converting video to MP4 for Google Drive uploading. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos by clicking the Open button and then you can get these optimized videos for playback on iPad, iPod, iPhone, Xbox 360, PS3, Galaxy Tab, Nook HD, Kindle Fire HD and more via Google Drive for our home viewing.

There are two ways to upload files to Google Drive, follow the steps below:

1. Drag and drop

If you’re using the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox, you can drag a folder from your desktop into Google Drive. You can also drag files directly into folders or subfolders.

2. Upload files using Google Drive

  • Go to
  • On the left, click New.
  • Select File upload.
  • Select the file you want to upload. To select multiple files, press Ctrl (PC) or Command (Mac) and click all the files to upload.
  • You’ll see a box that shows the progress of your file upload. To open the file, click the filename. To close the box, click the X.

More Detail about how to upload videos to Google Drive could be found here
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