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How to Convert iTunes M4V Videos to MOV Format

MOV is a file format created by Apple Inc. and natively used by QuickTime Player. Now, videos of MOV formats can be also played on other media players like Windows Media Player, VLC and others. MOV, as a container format, can contain audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles). The advantage of MOV files is the ability to contain abstract data references for the media data, and the separation of the media data from the media offsets and the track edit lists. That means that they can be easily edited - no need to rewrite all media data after editing.

M4V is also a file format created by Apple Inc., but can be exclusively played with iTunes on computer, iPad, iPhone and iPod. Apple inserts Fairplay into M4V videos downloaded from iTunes to prevent them from copying, spreading, and editing.

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In order to convert iTunes M4V videos to MOV format for playback on QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player and VLC, we need to convert M4V videos purchased and rented in iTunes. M4VGear Converter is the fastest converter for iTunes M4V videos. It can convert iTunes purchased and rented M4V videos to MOV format at 20X faster speed. Other features make M4VGear outstanding among competitors are listed below:

  • Keep all audio tracks including 5.1 audio track of original iTunes M4V videos.
  • Preserve all multilingual subtitles of original iTunes M4V videos.
  • Retain 100% original video quality.
  • Support many other output formats like MP4, AVI, MP3 and so on.

Let us see in the below how to convert iTunes M4V videos to MOV format with M4VGear.

How to Convert iTunes M4V videos to MOV format with M4VGear

Supported Operating System:

  • Mac: Mac OS 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 & 10.12
  • Windows: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 10 (32 bits & 64 bits)

1.Download and install M4VGear for Mac or for Windows according to your operating system.

2. Press "Add Movies" button on the upper left or "Add Files" button in the middle and choose the iTunes M4V videos you want to convert to MOV format. Click "OK" and then the selected videos will appear on the panel of M4VGear.

Add iTunes Videos to M4VGear

3. Choose "Lossless MOV" as output format in the column of Recent Used. In this case, 5.1 audio track and all subtitles will be kept by default.

Choose MOV as output format

4. Start to convert iTunes M4V videos to MOV format by clicking "Convert" button on the bottom right. During the process, do not control iTunes in case that some errors happen.

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5. When conversion is finished, the output folder will be opened automatically and you can find the MOV files there. Or click "Converted Movies" button to find the converted MOV files.

Note: M4VGear only allows users to convert 1 minute of iTunes movie for free. Do not worry. It is the limitation in the trial version of M4VGear. If you want to convert the full movie with M4VGear, please buy full version $44.95 ($49.95).

Extra Tips:

If you are an Apple Music subscriber and also want to record Apple Music and iTunes M4P Audio. Apple Music Converter should be the best choice, which enables you to convert Apple Music tracks to plain MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV format losslessly at 20X speed, while keeping all the ID tags and metadata.

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