How to convert M4V files to MOV?

"I have some M4V videos downloaded from iTunes and now I want to watch these M4V videos on my computer. But I find my QuickTime player could play these M4V videos, neither does my KMplayer. I searched online for the reasons and people said that it might because the video format incompatibility and the DRM protection of the source M4V video files. Need I convert M4V to MOV for QuickTime? And how to convert M4V to MOV videos with DRM protection removal?"

Generally speaking, M4V video files downloaded from iTunes are DRM protected. If you want to watch these M4V video files on your QuickTime player, you have to convert M4V to MOV or other video file formats for QuickTime. You can use a M4V to MOV converter to help you, which could convert DRM protected M4V to MOV with ease.

Leawo M4V to MOV Converter is a first class video converter which could easily convert M4V to MOV for you. This M4V to MOV Converter features the advanced DRM removal ability, which could easily remove the DRM protection of your M4V videos and convert DRM protected M4V to MOV videos in just a few clicks, as well as convert DRM protected M4V to other video file formats.

Check the bellow guide to know how to convert DRM protected M4V to MOV with this easy to use M4V to MOV converting program:

Full Guide

Import source M4V video files

After you download and install this M4V to MOV Converter, start it to import source M4V video files to convert M4V to MOV videos by clicking Add button.

Choose MOV as output profile

Choose MOV as output profile in Profile panel within this M4V to MOV Converter.

Click settings button to change output parameters: Video Codec, Audio Codec, Aspect Ratio, Bit Rate, Video Size, Frame Rate, etc.

Authorize your computer

As your DRM protected M4V files are downloaded from iTunes, you need to authorize your computer to be able to remove DRM protection and convert M4V to other video files. Click convert button on the bottom right and the program would automatically lead you to the authorizing page. Input your ID and password to autorize your computer.

Convert M4V to MOV

Click the Authorize button to realize M4V to MOV video conversion. After conversion, you can transfer M4V to QuickTime player to watch DRM protected M4V videos freely.

The program would automatically remove the DRM protection of the source M4V videos you import. No technique operation requires.

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Extended Knowledge

M4V is a file container format used by Apple’s iTunes application. The M4V file format is a video file format developed by Apple and is very close to MP4 format. The differences are the optional Apple’s DRM copyright protection, and the treatment of AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio which is not standardized for the MP4 container.Apple uses M4V files to encode TV episodes, movies, and music videos in the iTunes Store. The copyright of M4V files may be protected by using Apple’s FairPlay DRM copyright protection.


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