I recently downloaded a zip file with two .mov video files in it. Once I unzipped the file onto my Android phone (HTC One), I converted the file using a Media Converter app. I can play the file on a VLC player, but when I try to upload it to any social media (Instagram and Facebook), it doesn't even show up as an option. What can I do to change that? I need it to be able to upload in this fashion for work and have been trying to do this for the last 24 hours with no luck. Any suggestions please???

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Convert the files to a recognized format like MP4 or 3gp

  • That's what I did. For some reason, even though I converted it to an mp4, it still won't read as an option when I want to post it online.
    – G Rob
    Jul 17, 2016 at 19:28
  • sometimes it's the media scanner... Try moving it to a different location like the internal storage and restart the device Jul 18, 2016 at 2:40
  • I moved it to five different locations and rebooted it. I'm starting to get frustrated 😵
    – G Rob
    Jul 18, 2016 at 3:39
  • go the old fashion way... Upload to YouTube and share the link, It'll change to a video link, Then delete the text and post it :) Jul 18, 2016 at 13:37

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