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How To Convert Protected M4V files to Open MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MKV, etc.

by Edwin Liu | March 10, 2013 9:45 AM
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"Recently i have bought a High-Definition movie in .M4V format through the iTunes store. After downloading it on my PC, i found the HD .M4V file can't be played on Windows Media Player, and can't be copied to my Samsung Galaxy S android phone. Why is it so? What format is the .M4V?"

The M4V is actually a kind of MP4 file that adopts the H.264/AVC codec, has a high compression rate, and can include the AAC5.1 audio channel. All commercial movies and television shows in the iTunes store are in the M4V format, and moreover, Apple add DRM protection to the iTunes' M4V files to prevent customers from re-distributing them onto Non-Apple media player programs and devices.

To make the protected M4V files free to be used on Non-Apple media player apps and devices like WMP, Android phones and tablets, PSP, Xbox 360, Zune, etc., you will have to remove DRM from M4V with a third party program software. Here i highly recommend the Aimersoft DRM Media Converter to do this job. It can strip DRM encryption on M4V files by directly converting (re-encoding) M4V to a wide range of open file formats including MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, MPEG-2, etc. Learn more about this DRM removal software...

Steps of converting protected M4V to DRM-free MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, etc. using Aimersoft DRM Media Converter:

Step 1: Free download Aimersoft DRM Media Converter, and install it to your PC.

Step 2: After installation, run this software. Click on the Add Video button located in the upper left on the software's main window and select a M4V file to load it. You can also load multiple M4Vs to let this software convert them in batch mode.

Step 3: Click the Video files to pull-down list and set the output as MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc. depending on your needs. In addition, this software provides its users with conversion presets for popular MP4 players, Android phones & tablets, Blackberry, Windows mobile phones, Game hardware, etc. If your media player or device is in the preset list, you can select preset as output directly.

Step 4: Click the Start button to initialize the conversion process. According to the length of the M4V movie and the speed of your computer's CPU & GPU, this process can take several minutes or hours.


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