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Convert M4V to MP4 with M4VGear

This article would show you how to convert M4V to MP4 by M4VGear with a detailed step-by-step text tutorial as well as a video tutorial. Besides, this article also introduces the difference between M4V and MP4 formats, and discuss the benefits of converting M4V to MP4.

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What is M4V and MP4? & Why Convert iTunes M4V to MP4?

1: About iTunes M4V

M4V is a multimedia video format specifically designed for Apple products such as the iPhone, iTunes store, and iPod. Since m4v is deeply associated with Apple Inc., m4v files are more often than not protected by a copyright — Apple's FairPlay copyright protection.

2: About MP4

The MP4 is a container format that allows a combination of audio, video, subtitles, and still images to be held in a single file. MP4 is much more universally recognized compared with M4V, and it can be played using a variety of video players and hardware devices, like iTunes, iPods, iPhones, iPads, Android phones, Media Player Classic, VLC media player, PS4, Xbox, etc.

3: Why We Need to Convert M4V Videos to MP4?

By Using the FairPlay protection, these files with the .m4v file extension could only be played on authorized computers in iTunes. In other words, people are not allowed to copy and convert any iTunes movies even after purchasing it. Most people don't accept this kind of policy. They seek ways to convert M4V files to some more commonly used video formats like MP4 so that they can watch iTunes movies on almost all media players and any HD devices as they want. M4VGear is developed to solve this problem and help you get rid of restrictions from iTunes videos, both Rentals and Purchases.

4: About M4VGear

M4VGear Converter is the fastest convert tool on markets. It can convert iTunes M4V video to unprotected MP4 format at 20X faster speed with 100% lossless quality on Mac OS and Windows. After conversion, you can keep iTunes rentals forever without the worry of expiration. What's more, this powerful iTunes Video convert tool can also retain subtitles and audio tracks.

Thanks to the intuitive interface and self-explanatory options, we believe you can handle M4VGear Converter at first sight. With batch conversion support, you can save a lot of time by creating a batch list of M4V videos from iTunes' library, and convert them all to MP4.

Tutorial: How to Convert M4V to MP4 with M4VGear?

This guide takes the Mac version of M4VGear Converter as an example. Windows version would perform in a similar way.

Step 1Download and install M4VGear according to your Operating System

Step 2Add M4V Files from iTunes Library

After launching M4VGear for Mac, you can either click "Add Files" button to select the videos from iTunes library or add the iTunes videos by dragging and dropping them into the program.

Note: M4VGear supports batch conversion, so that users could add as many files as they want. 

Add M4V files for converting to MP4

Step 3Set Output Profile

Before conversion, it's available to choose output formats as "Same as source for MP4"or "Customized MP4 video" from the button after "Convert to" . Output format as "Same as source for MP4" is highly recommended, which enables users convert at 20 times faster speed with Dolby 5.1 audio track preserved.

Choose Output Format

Step 4 Start Transferring iTunes M4V to MP4 with M4VGear

Click "Convert" button to transfer iTunes M4V to MP4 format. Wait for a while till the conversion is done.

converting M4V to MP4

You can find the well-converted files by clicking the "History" button and then copy and transfer the non-protected iTunes movies or TV shows to any portable devices for watching whenever you want.

Video Tutorial on How to Convert iTunes M4V videos to MP4 on Mac:

Note: M4VGear will offer you a 1-minute free trial which allows you convert one minute of iTunes videos for free. If you want to unlock the restriction, now buy full version $44.95 ($49.95).

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