What is M4V?
M4V, a file container format used by Apple's iTunes application, is a video file format developed by Apple and is very close to MP4 format. 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. To play a protected M4V file, the computer needs to be authorized (using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video. However, unprotected M4V files without AC3 audio may be recognized and played by other video players.
And some Mac users may need to use M4V files on iMac or some other Apple software, such as Final Cut Pro, QuickTime or iTunes, so how to convert MP4 videos to M4V on Mac for the next editing or playing?
Want to convert MP4 video files to WMV on Mac for using them in Windows Movie Maker? Want to upload MP4 videos to Internet websites that might only accept WMV file?
There are two popular ways to get M4V videos from MP4 files on iMac:
1. iMovie, as we all know, can edit and convert MP4 or MOV videos via its editing and conversion functions. However, the editing and conversion operation is so complex and you can’t get the customized effect video; some Mac users can’t finish their work easily. It may be work easily for professional, but not for Mac naive users. So here we recommend another easy tool for Mac users: Mac Video Converter
Mac Video Converter is a professional video encoder and editor for Mac users, can help Mac users convert various video formats on Mac including MP4, WMV, MOV, MKV, AVI, TS, MTS to another kind of videos.
Free download Mac Video Converter, install it.
Converting MP4 to M4V on iMac as your need.
- Run Mac MP4 to M4V Converter and import MP4 videos into it
After you run Mac Video Converter, add MP4 files to the conversion. There are two ways to import videos into Mac video Converter, you can directly drag MP4 videos into the left video list or import them via the “Add Files”.
Before the Conversion, you can preview them with the hover preview pane.
You can also merge you multiple video files into one by clicking on “Merge into one File”
- Select M4V as the output video format
Click on the device icon behind the video thumbnail to select the right video format. When you convert videos to iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, and you don't know which format you should choose, just select the right device.
PS: MP4 to M4V Converter for Mac also provides four editing functions, including Trimming, Cropping, Rotation and Video Adjustments. These powerful editing functions can help Mac users made customized videos with few steps.
- Convert MP4 videos on Mac
After the setting and editing before the conversion finished, click on “Start” and begin to convert MP4 videos to M4V on your Mac. The length of conversion depends on the size of your videos. After the conversion between MP4 and M4V on Mac, and then you can enjoy or edit your M4V files on Mac.