How to Convert M4V Files to MP4

December 27, 2011 / Posted by Irene on Video/Audio Tips

"I have downloaded many videos from iTunes which are in M4V format. And now I need to convert iTunes M4V files to non-DRM MP4 files. Is there a smart M4V to MP4 Converter so that I can convert iTunes video to MP4?"

Generally speaking, iTunes videos are in M4V format especially DRM-protected M4V format which can be played on Apple devices. But due to DRM protection, you can not make the best of M4V videos. As the problem mentioned above, if you want to make use of the downloaded M4V videos you need to convert DRM protected M4V to MP4 with the aid of M4V to MP4 Converter.

This M4V to MP4 conversion guide gives the easiest way convert DRM protected M4V to MP4 with the M4V to MP4 converting program—Leawo Video Converter. It supports to convert M4V to MP4 without DRM protection so as to enable you to enjoy M4V videos on any media players. In addition, you can also appreciate 3D video for this video converting tool endows you with the ability to convert 2D M4V to 3D MP4. Follow the guide below to convert M4V to MP4 without DRM.

Full Guide

Load M4V Videos

Directly drag the videos to this program or import videos by clicking on the Add Video icon.

Choose MP4 as Output Format

Go to Profile button and in the existed panel pick up MP4 as the output for conversion. Click on the Settings button next to Profile to set video and audio parameters.

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 DRM Protected M4V to MP4

After you input the ID and password, click Authorize button and the program will start to convert M4V to MP4.

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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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