I took a slow-mo video from my iPhone 6 Plus. When I uploaded it to Google Drive the video was without slow-mo. Why is this so? Is this a bug?

I have faced this issue also when uploading the slow-mo video on Hike and WhatsApp.


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Slow-mo videos are videos recorded in a higher framerate. To make them slower, Photos plays them back at a lower framerate. This is nothing to do with the file and everything to do with the playback of the file. When you upload the file elsewhere, it's still in a higher framerate, but you're playing it back at this higher framerate. If you want to watch it slower, use Photos to adjust the playback speed.

  • use Photos to adjust speed i didnt got u Sep 24, 2015 at 8:38
  • There is an app for OS X that is called "Photos". You can adjust the video there and then export it for use. Sep 24, 2015 at 11:08

Open in QuickTime

Check menu item View -> Play All Frames

QuickTime is really underrated.

What this does is basically tell the player not to drop frames, which it definitely will playing at 240fps, to satisfy a standard playback frame rate. It is off by default.

  • take caution that Google might re-encode the video, so avoid that.... Oct 24, 2020 at 16:21
  • Save the slowmo video from google photos to your device(iPhone)
  • Go to 'Photos' App and opent the specific video file
  • Click on edit
  • Click on Revert>>Revert to Original


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