M4V Converter

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  2. Choose the output format.

  3. Click Convert.

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Convert M4V files online for free

With this freeware M4V file converter, you can change the format of your video keeping the best quality. To convert M4V, add your media to the online tool, select the output format, and start converting. If you want software to convert movies or multiple files in a batch, download the desktop version of this M4V converter for free on Windows PC and Mac.

What is M4V?

Full name

iTunes Video

Format type

Video

Developed by

Apple

Description

Apple created the M4V file type from the MP4 format. M4V is used to store movies, TV series, and music videos in the iTunes Store. Note that M4V files from the iTunes Store may be copy protected. Some apps allow playback of unprotected M4V files, though. If you have a Windows PC, you can use QuickTime, but many mobile devices don’t fully support M4V. To learn how to avoid compatibility problems, just look through this table.

File extension

.m4v

Technical details

Based on the MP4 multimedia container format, Apple placed a level of protection on M4V files to prevent unauthorized reproduction. Aside from Apple’s FairPlay DRM copyright protection, files in the M4V format use the H.264 codec, which allows devices to store chapter information. As for sound, M4V uses AC-3 and AAC audio codecs. You won’t be able to play copy-protected files with M4V specifications without authorization, but you may also come across unprotected M4V content. You can open these files using third-party programs by changing the file extension from .m4v to .mp4.

Associated programs

Apple QuickTime Player, Apple iTunes, VLC, and others

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