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How to convert M4V to MOV on Mac

How to Convert M4V to MOV on Mac

The M4V file format is a video file format developed by Apple and is very close to the 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 the 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 by changing the file extension from ".m4v" to ".mp4". Under QuickTime, M4V video with FairPlay attached to it is identified as AVC0 Media.

Besides Apple iTunes and Apple QuickTime Player, M4V files can also be opened and played with Media Player Classic, RealPlayer, VLC media player and Nero Showtime (included with Nero Multimedia Suite). The format, with DRM removed, can also be played in the webOS Video Player for use on the Palm Pre, Palm Pixi smartphones. It is also playable by the Android operating system with its video player. It can also be played with the BS Player Pro. It is used as the default video conversion format for HandBrake and Air Video Server on the Mac. Most M4V files will not open in QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player or VLC media player as stated above.

M4V file format is a video file format developed by Apple and is very close to the MP4 format. Because the copyright of M4V files is protected by using Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright protection, you may can not play M4V files in Quicktime, iTunes, iPhone, iPad and so on. At this time, you may would like to convert M4V to MOV which is high compatitable with apple devices.

Here we recommend a professional M4V to MOV converter for Mac which supports to convert between a variety of common video and audio formats on Mac. You will learn more about this program from the following tutorial and you can also download the trial version to experience the powerful functions of the Video Converter for Mac.

What's the guide about M4V to MOV conversion on Mac?

Note: Below tutorial is for Mac users. If you are a windows user, please go to the Video Converter for Windows guide for more information.

Step1. Add files to the M4V to MOV Converter

Start Video Converter for Mac. You can directly drag M4V files to the program or click “File” icon on the tool bar to import files.

For users' convenience, batch conversion is also available.

Step 2. Select MOV as the output format

Click “Output Setting” icon and open the "Format" list, here you should choose MOV in the "Common Video" menu as your output format.

Step 3. Adjust video parameters

Before M4V to MOV conversion, if you want to set the video and audio parameters, please click "Options" item on the "Output Setting" menu. You can adjust the codec, resolution, frame rate and bit rate to make the output video perfect.

Step 4. Begin M4V to MOV conversion on Mac

Press "Convert" button, all the tasks will begin with high efficiency. If you make batch conversion, you can set the "After conversion" mode on the conversion interface. It provides you "Put computer to sleep", "Shut down my computer" and "Do nothing" three mode options.

Tips on M4V to MOV Converter for Mac:

1. This program has video editing features. You can click “Edit” item in the tool bar or just click the edit icon, then you can make the edition by applying special features to the output video through trimming, cropping,adding subtitle and watermark.

2. Video previewing is allowed before M4V to MOV conversion.

3. You can make a screenshot when previewing the origial videos.


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