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CapCut Transcoding Failed – Reasons & Fixes

CapCut Transcoding Failed – Reasons & Fixes

CapCut is a convenient video editor tool and offers numerous features, but quite a few users report the “Transcoding Failed” error pops up at 99% while re-coding source footage into a single video codec.

If you see CapCut Transcoding failed error on the app, you might be trying to re-code a video in an unsupported format or dealing with a large file size. To fix this error, convert the video into a compatible format before importing it to CapCut and try reducing the file size. 

In this article, we’ll explain why the CapCut transcoding failed error shows up and get stuck at 99% and what steps you can follow to overcome the issue.

Why do I see Transcoding failed error on CapCut?

Why do I see Transcoding failed error on CapCut?

If Transcoding fails on the CapCut app, one of the following can be the reason for this issue:

  • Re-coding a video with an unsupported format.
  • Corrupt video files.
  • Outdated CapCut app.
  • Video resolution is high, or its size is too large. 
  • Insufficient device storage.
  • Limited RAM and processing power of the device running CapCut.
  • Using Third-Party Plugins or effects in a video.

How do I fix CapCut Transcoding failed error?

How do I fix CapCut Transcoding failed error?

To fix the CapCut transcoding failed error, here are 7 proven solutions to help you resolve this annoying issue.

Check Video Format

CapCut transcoding often fails and gets stuck at 99% if you’re trying to re-code a video in an unsupported format. 

To solve this problem, consider converting the video file to a compatible format before importing it to CapCut. Here’s How:

  • Open “Play Store” / “App Store.”
  • Search “Video Format Factory” or any other video converter app, and tap “Install.”
Installing Video Format Factory app
  • Open the app and tap “Add.”
  • Select the video you want to convert and tap “Convert.”
  • Choose a supported format (e.g., MP4) as the output format.
  • Start the conversion process and wait for the app to create a compatible version.
  • Import the converted video into CapCut.

Now, try to transcode the video on CapCut and see if this fixes the issue.

INFO: CapCut supports common video formats like MP4, MOV, and AVI.

Update CapCut

An outdated version of the CapCut app might not be optimized for the latest video formats needed for transcoding. 

To fix this, update the CapCut app on your mobile device or computer with these simple steps:


  • Open “Play Store.”
  • Tap the Profile.
  • Go to “Manage Apps and Devices.” 
  • Select “Updates Available.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Update.”


  • Open “App Store.”
  • Tap the Profile.
  • Go to “Available Updates.”
  • Tap “Update” next to “CapCut.”

CapCut Desktop:

  • Launch “CapCut Desktop.”
  • Click the gear icon.
  • Click “Version.”
  • Select “Check for Updates.”
Updating CapCut app on PC
  • Click “Install Now.”

An alternate method to update the CapCut PC app is to open the “Microsoft Store,” click “Library,” and select “Get Updates” to start an automatic installation process.

Hopefully, updating the CapCut app should help you fix the video stuck in 99% Tranponsding.

TIP: Updating CapCut can also fix if the Style option is not working on the app.

Reduce File Size

High-resolution videos or videos with a large file size can cause transcoding to fail on CapCut. This issue is common on devices with limited processing power or memory.

Therefore, try importing or capturing the video in low resolution or reduce its quality with the following steps:


  • Open “Play Store.”
  • Search ”Video Compressor Mp3 Converter.
  • Tap “Install.”
  • Launch the app.
  • Tap “Lossless Compress.”
  • Select the video you want to compress.
  • Tap “Original.” 
  • Select 480p or 720p resolution. 
  • Tap “Download / Export.”


  • Open “App Store.”
  • Search for the Video Compress app.
  • Tap “GET.”.
  • Open the app, select the video, and compress it to 480p or 720p resolution.
  • Export and save. 

Now, import the video to CapCut, try to transcode it, and verify the fix.

INFO: You can also customize the video size according to your desire by using the “Customized” option on the app.

CapCut Desktop app has a built-in feature to compress the video in lower resolution. Here’s how:

  • Open CapCut.
  • Click “Import” to add the video you want to compress.
  • Click the “Original” option at the bottom of the preview.
  • Select the video size, i.e., 480p or 720p resolution.
  • Click “Download / Export.”

Close Background Apps

CapCut app requires additional resources to run seamlessly on Android or iOS devices. If the other apps are running in the background, CapCut won’t have enough RAM and processing power to re-code the video, and transcoding may fail. 

So try closing some active apps in the following way and then try to transcode the video on CapCut:


  • Tap the three horizontal lines on the home screen of your Android device.
  • Swipe up each app or tap the “Recycle” icon below to close all apps at once. 


  • Swipe up from the Home screen. 
  • Now, swipe right to close the running apps preview cards.
  • Swipe up on each app’s preview card to stop them from running in the background.


  • Press “Win” and “X” on the PC keyboard to open up the side menu.
  • Click “Task Manager.”
  • Select each running app.
  • Click “End Task” below.

Afterward, open the CacpCut app on your device and see if transcoding succeeds this time. 

Verify File Integrity

Sometimes, video files on CapCut can corrupt due to incomplete download or storage issues leading to transcoding failure.

The quick solution here is to try playing the video on another device or using a different video player. If the file is indeed corrupt, you may want to consider obtaining a new copy of the video from another source or capturing a new one.


In this article, we explored why the CapCut transcoding failed and got stuck at 99% and dived into the possible solutions for each reason to help you fix this problem in no time.

Hopefully, you can now fully enjoy the video editing experience on CapCut to create some stunning and engaging content. However, if the problem continues, update your device software to the latest version. If this fails, contact on CapCut Support for further assistance.


  • Tauqeer Ahmed

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