Tools to convert M4V to MP4 on Mac & Windows 10/8/7
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How to convert M4V to MP4 with Movavi Video Converter
Step 1. Install the Movavi's M4V to MP4 converter
After you’ve downloaded the installation file for the Movavi M4V converter, run it and install the software following the on-screen instructions.
Step 2. Add the M4V videos you want to convert
To add files for conversion, click the Add Media button and then Add Video. The files you add will appear in the list of input files. Note that you can convert multiple files simultaneously using Movavi’s batch conversion function.
Step 3. Edit your M4V videos (optional)
If you want, you can edit M4V files before conversion. To do this, click the Edit button in the file information section. A new window will appear. Use the Stabilization tool to make your video less shaky. Click the Audio tab to reduce the background noise or adjust the volume level. On the Adjustments tab, you can tweak the brightness, saturation, and contrast of your clip. On the Effects tab, various filters from the built-in library are available. On the Watermark and Subtitles tabs, you can add a watermark of your choice and insert subtitles. You can also crop, rotate, and trim your video. Click Save and Close when you are happy with the edits.
Step 4. Specify the output file format
Open the Video tab and choose your desired output video format from the list. If you want to convert video for a particular mobile device, open the Devices tab and select your specific device model. To detect the model automatically, just plug the device into your computer and click the Cell Phone icon.
Step 5. Change M4V to MP4
All converted files are saved by default to the Movavi Library folder. If you want to change the default folder, click the Save to button at the bottom of the program window and choose another folder or create a new one. Now click Convert. After the conversion is done, the folder containing the converted files will open automatically. Now you can transfer the videos to your mobile device or watch them on your PC or Mac whenever you want.
Now you know how to convert M4V to MP4 on your PC or Mac quickly and easily!
8 Best M4V to MP4 converters – free and paid tools
Windows 11/10/8/7, Mac OS X 10.13 or higher
Beginners and advanced users for changing video formats
Users who want to convert videos for mobile devices and social platforms
All versions of Windows, Mac OS X 10.7.5 or higher
People who want to watch videos in all formats on their device
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Which M4V to MP4 converter to choose
M4V vs. MP4 comparison
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265, others
MP3, AAC, AC-3, others
MP3, AAC, AC-3, others
Apple products only
Most media players and devices
May optionally be protected by DRM copy protection
Not copy protected
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
Frequently asked questions
▶️ How do I convert M4V to MP4 for free with Movavi Free Video Converter?
Follow this step-by-step guide:
- Follow the link below to download the installation file for the M4V file converter:
Get Free Video Converter from Movavi
- Install and launch the app. Click the Add Media button and choose Add Video. Find your files with the M4V extension, select them, and hit Open.
- By default, the MP4 preset is already chosen. If you want to customize it, for instance, to change the resolution, go to the Video tab, open the MP4 list of presets, and find the one that best suits your needs.
- Click the Save to button to change the destination folder (optional). Hit Convert and wait for a few moments. The folder with the transformed files will open automatically.
▶️ How do I convert M4V to MP4 online?
For one-off conversions or when you don’t want to install new software on your computer, consider using an M4V-to-MP4 converter online. This approach works well if you don’t have administrator rights to run any executable files on your computer or when you’re converting via a mobile device. All you need when using an online converter is an Internet connection. Here are short reviews on some apps that can convert M4V to MP4 online: click any link to get to the appropriate section.
▶️ What is M4V?
The M4V format was created by Apple and is similar to MP4. M4V is used to store video content in the iTunes Store. M4V files have the .m4v extension and can be copy protected. The format was designed for Apple products, so not every non-Apple device can play .m4v files.
▶️ How do I convert M4V to MP4 on a Mac?
You can easily convert M4V files to any other format using Movavi Video Converter.
Follow the link below to download the Movavi M4V-to-MP4 converter. Then install and launch the program.
Import your video files to the program: click Add Media, then Add Video.
On the Video tab, select MP4 as the target format and choose a preset.
Hit Convert to transform M4V to MP4.
▶️ Can VLC play M4V?
Yes, VLC can play M4V files. If you have VLC, M4V files are not a problem. Moreover, the software also enables you to convert M4V files to a more popular format.
▶️ What are the differences between M4V and MP4?
Read our M4V vs. MP4 comparison below to learn the differences between the two formats.
Compatibility: M4Vs are only supported on Apple devices, whereas MP4s can be played on almost any device and are recognized by nearly every media player.
Encoding: an M4V file is always encoded with H.264 uniquely, while MP4 files can be encoded with either H.264, HEVC, or MPEG-4 codecs.
Use: MP4 is probably the most widely used format to date, whereas M4V is really only popular with Apple users.
If you are looking for an M4V converter to transform your files to MP4, try Movavi Video Converter.
▶️ How do I convert M4V to MP4 on Windows 10?
If you want to convert M4V to MP4 on Windows , we recommend you use Movavi Video Converter. Follow the steps below.
Download and install the Movavi M4V Video Converter on your PC, then launch the program.
Download Movavi Video Converter for Windows
Click Add Media, then Add Video, and import your M4V files.
On the Video tab, click MP4 and select an appropriate preset.
Hit Convert. You will find the converted file in the Movavi Library folder.
This is how to change M4V to MP4 with Movavi Video Converter!
▶️ How do I play M4V files on Windows?
First, you’ll need a high-quality program such as an M4V player for Windows. The program allows you to quickly open and view M4V videos without the need to convert them to a different format. If you have compatibility issues, then use a video converter to change the format of your files to a more common one.
▶️ How do I play M4V on a Mac?
You need to download a safe and secure M4V player for a Mac, such as Elmedia Player. Additionally, if you want to upload your files to YouTube, keep in mind that there is no YouTube support for M4V file format, even for Mac users. So you’ll need to use a converter to change your videos into MP4 to upload them to YouTube.
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