Webmasters Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for pro webmasters. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

My page is asking users to upload their photos and videos, but I want to limit the file size. What is a realistic size limit for short video (under 30 sec) shot on a iphone or android.

share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

The chart below shows the approximate size of a 30 second video on various high end video-capable mobile handsets. (Adapted from Engadget's video showdown here.)

                 iPhone 4S   iPhone 4   Galaxy S II   Nokia N8   Amaze 4G
30s movie size   97.5MB      40MB       49.25MB       32.5MB     38.25MB

Based on these stats, I'd suggest an upload limit of around 100MB.

share|improve this answer
Perfect, Thanks – Drai Feb 9 '12 at 17:54

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.