How to convert MOV files to MP4, the TinyWow way

This article is sponsored by TinyWow

MOV files, the legacy video format of choice for Apple products, have their advantages. They can contain a large number of tracks, with video, audio, and text separated, making them a convenient option for editors. YouTube and other popular video sites accept them, and while they’re primarily associated with Macs and iPhones, they’re compatible with Windows.

However, they are not without their drawbacks. MOV files do not compress as much as their rival, the MP4 file, resulting in larger file sizes. Also, due to its long history as an Apple product, it is not as compatible as the MP4 file, which was created to be universally accepted by media players and used for countless purposes.


So, there will inevitably come a time when you want to convert your MOV files to MP4s. And TinyWow is exactly the tool to help you.

  1. Go to TinyWow. Open the Video drop-down menu and click MOV to MP4.

  2. Upload your file or drag and drop it into the allocated space. We will also note that although the screen displays ‘Drag files here’, only one file can be processed at a time.

  3. The file will then be processed. The time this process takes depends on the size of the file being uploaded. As a guideline, my sample video (2.14 MB) took 40 seconds to complete. The resulting MP4 video is 1.65 MB.

The files you upload, as well as the newly created file, will remain on the TinyWow site for one hour before being deleted. This is a security feature that prevents others from accessing your private content. During this one-hour window, you have the option to make further edits and download the newly converted file. If for some reason you convert the file but forget to download it within the hour window, you can complete the process again at any time.

There you have it. A free online tool, with no access restrictions or bait-and-switch schemes in which you work tirelessly to get your files only to be told you have to pay to access the converted file.

TinyWow has a variety of tools to make your work effortless, including merging PDFs, compressing PDFs, and converting JPG files to PDFs, just to name a few. The clean interface keeps the process simple and efficient so that you can get the job done effortlessly.

Explore the site to see all of TinyWow’s valuable tools. Then bookmark it!

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