What is M4V? How to play an M4V video?

What is M4V?

The M4V file format is a video container format developed by Apple and is very similar to the MP4 format. You will get M4V video files when you download movies, TV shows and music videos from iTunes Store. M4V videos are DRM protected to prevent unauthorized distribution.

How to play M4V videos on computer?

M4V movies rented or purchased, free or paid TV shows, music videos will only play on authorized computers. To authorize your computer, run iTunes and click Account - Authorizations - Authorize This Computer. Enter your Apple ID and password and then click Authorize. Please note you can authorize up to 5 computers for each Apple ID, which means you can only enjoy your M4V movies, TV show and music videos on 5 computers. To break this limitation, you need to remove DRM and convert M4V to MP4 .

How to play M4V videos on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch?

Sign in with the Apple ID you used to purchase/rent movies, TV shows and music videos on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Tap Videos app or TV app(on iOS 11) and you will see all available videos. Tap the one you want to watch and play it immediately. Make sure you are on a wi-fi connection. You can also download it for offline watching.

How to play M4V videos on an non-Apple Devices?

Want to watch iTunes movies, TV shows or music videos on non-Apple devices, such as Android, Windows phone, PS4, Xbox, TV, etc.? You need to remove DRM and convert M4V to MP4 first.

This article will show you how to remove DRM from iTunes movies, TV shows and music videos and convert M4V to MP4 to play them anywhere you want.

Step 1 Download and install Ondesoft iTunes DRM Media Converter on your Mac or Windows. And then launch it.

M4V converter interface

Step 2 Add M4V Files from iTunes Library.

Download the TV episodes to your Mac or Windows. Click “Add Files” on the top of Ondesoft iTunes DRM Media Converter to add TV shows from iTunes library.

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Click the name of TV shows that you want to convert and click Add.

after add m4v file

Step 3 Click "Convert" button

Click "Convert" button to remove DRM from selected TV shows and convert M4V to MP4. Ondesoft iTunes DRM Media Converter strips DRM from iTunes movies and TV shows at 30x speed. Within minutes, you will get DRM-free MP4 videos with 100% original quality and all subtitles/audio tracks preserved.

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Output MP4 videos will be saved to Documents/Ondesoft iTunes DRM Media Converter/Converted by default. You can click Options button to change the path. After conversion, you can watch the converted iTunes movies or iTunes TV shows on any devices and players as you like.

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