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Here, you can convert M4V to MOV for free. Use this online M4V-to-MOV converter to process small files. For large videos, use Movavi’s desktop app – it lets you convert files, change the video size and resolution, trim, crop, rotate, and more.
How to use the Movavi M4V-to-MOV converter
Step 1. Install Movavi Video Converter on your Mac or Windows device
The first step is to download the converter, open the program, and follow the included installation guide to get the program up and running.
Step 2. Add M4V videos to the converter
Open the converter and add your files by clicking Add Media, which is located in the upper left-hand corner of the window. From there, click Add Video and select the files you wish to convert to MOV or other file formats. You can also drag and drop your files into the program to add them to the conversion queue.
Step 3. Edit the M4V file before conversion (optional)
If you want to edit your M4V file before converting, click the Edit button. You can adjust the volume or quality of your videos, or you can trim or join files using basic and advanced editing features.
Step 4. Select the output format for the converted files
After you've modified your files, you can convert M4V to MOV by selecting MOV as the output format. Next, open the Video tab at the bottom of the window, click MOV, and select the MOV preset you wish to use.
Step 5. Convert M4V to MOV
The final step is to convert, but before doing so, double-check to make sure you've chosen the right output folder by clicking Save to. After choosing the correct folder, select Convert at the bottom right-hand corner of the window and wait for the program to complete the conversion.
In addition to converting M4V to MOV, you can also use the software to convert MOV to M4V or other formats on your Mac or Windows device.
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Video codecs supported
H.264 + others
Audio codecs supported
AAC/Dolby Digital + others
All devices with iTunes
Mac and Windows computers; can be too demanding for portable devices
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Frequently asked questions
What is an M4V file?
The M4V file type is a video container format used to encode movies, videos, music videos, and other media. It was developed by Apple, which means it's compatible with Apple devices such as Mac computers, iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, and other Apple devices, but it can also work on other devices depending on the application. The default program that works with these files is iTunes, so most devices will require this application to play M4V. Many M4V files also come with DRM copyright protection from Apple to prevent piracy and illegal copying. While files with the .m4v extensions are often limiting in their use, it is possible to convert them to MOV and other file formats for universal use.
How do I convert M4V to MOV on a Mac?
Wondering how to convert M4V to MOV on Mac systems? You can easily convert M4V to MOV on Mac computers with Movavi Video Converter for Mac.
To help you use this software for quick and simple conversion, follow these steps:
Download the converter from our website, open the installation file, and follow the included instructions.
After opening the program, select Add Media, which you'll be able to see in the top left corner. From there, click Add Video and select the files you want to convert to MOV. You also have the option to simply drag and drop files from the Mac Finder into the program.
Choose MOV as the output file format by opening the Video tab and selecting MOV. You can also choose the MOV preset based on your preferences.
Immediately before you begin converting the file, choose the folder you would like to save the file to by clicking the Save to button. To start converting M4V files to MOV on a Mac, click Convert and wait for the program to finish the conversion process.
How do I convert MOV to M4V?
If you want to know how to convert MOV to M4V on any device, Movavi Video Converter is a great tool to help you convert your favorite videos.
The following steps will help you use this software to convert MOV to M4V or other formats.
Start by downloading and installing Movavi Video Converter on your device.
Choose the MOV files you want to convert by clicking Add Media in the top left corner of the window. Next, click Add Video and choose the files you wish to convert. You can also drag and drop media into the program from your device.
To convert the MOV to M4V, choose M4V as the output format by opening the Video tab and clicking M4V, along with the presets that meet your needs.
Once you've chosen the output format you want and made any edits to the video, you can start converting the video by clicking Save to and selecting a save destination. Finally, click Convert at the bottom right corner of the window, which will begin the conversion process. Wait for it to complete and freely move or view the completed file.
Is M4V the same as MOV?
M4V and MOV are both file containers used for certain video files. MOV vs. M4V: so what are the differences? While both are from the same developer, Apple, they differ in their compatibility with specific devices and applications. While MOV files are intended for use with QuickTime, making that the default application to play them, M4V files are designed for use with iTunes. M4V also strictly uses the MP4 format, with H.264 video codecs and AAC/Dolby Digital audio codecs. Meanwhile, MOV supports both MP4 codecs along with many others.
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