M4V files : what are they?19th September 2019
M4v files are developed by apple for playing iTunes. They are not identical to mp4 but somehow they are same.
You can convert and M4V to Mp4 through various programs. In this article first, we will see what actually are mV4 vide containers and what are their salient features.
Mp4 videos are not that much secured. As compared to Mp4 M4V videos are more protected. M4V have DRM copy protectors.
Mp4 and M4v both are designed by apple and both are MPEG 4 video containers. Similarly, both can run through a number of codecs for various purposes.
M4V containers were specifically designed for apple. Generally, you can not use the same video containers for other devices.
The reason for such security was to protect the original content created by iPhones. The tunes and videos specifically created by iPhone can not be copied because they are created in M4V containers. In simpler words, M4V is categorically an apple production intended to secure apple’s content specifically iPhone’s audios and videos.
Not only I phone this container can keep information of any Apple device. Such as iPods etc. The only thing that matters is the name of the manufacturers. This is why when you try to send files from and Ios system to an android one you are unable to proceed.
Many people find it a bit annoying because you are restricted to only one phone type when it comes to share and transfer data. Maybe this is the reason why Apple products are so unique other than their cameras.
Opening and M4v video in your computer
Opening an M4v contained video is as easy and simple as Mp4. This is because of the similarities between these two container types.
The media players sometimes take both these formats as identical and proceed with the same procedure.
For opening up an M4V video just open it with windows media player, without any issue your sounds will be on track.
In case you have got some other media players and they are asking you to start up, select the mP4 format because many times the media players are not programmed with the mp4 containers. They will then act like windows media player and because of similarities, M4v container will be played like an Mp4.
Converting M4v to mp4
This is not a difficult task, if you are unable to play your apple’s video and audios in your computer or others unauthorized apple’s device.
- Install the convertors
First, you will have to download a converter. You can get any reliable one through play stores or online. You can get any of them but make sure that you have checked the reviews before you opt for any of them.
- Select the videos
Now l, chose the files which you do not want in M4v format. After you have queued them up make sure that the files are virus-free. If they are not clean and scan them. While you do so. Delete them from the convertor. Now add them again
- Select the desired format
Most of the video converters have got more than one options. Make sure that you have preset your converter.
The output must be of Mp4. Otherwise, you would be wasting your time.
Another pro to read every function of the converter before operating it. This will help you understand what you ought to do.
Now click on the convert button and you are ready to change the containers and formats of those files.
While it is happening make sure that the system is okay with it. Sometimes we ignore the warnings from the system. It can be very risky. Keep your eyes on the screen for avoiding any kind of inconvenience later on.
- Play and check
You won’t be recognizing the difference at first, moreover, 8t would not be important and that moment. Just check the smoothness and quality of the video first. If that is retained then move to the next step. Play the video on various platforms such as your mobile phone. If it is working then you have successfully converted m4v video to mp4 format, if it is not playing then try some different converter.