How to Convert iTunes M4V to MP4?
Summary: Are you wondering why you can’t play and watch the iTunes videos you bought on non-Apple devices? In fact, it’s because the DRM protection on M4V videos. This problem can be solved if you convert iTunes M4V to MP4. This article will introduce the differences between M4V and MP4 and show you how to convert iTunes M4V to MP4 in an easy and professional way.
M4V VS MP4
The M4V file format is a video container format developed by Apple to encode video files in its iTunes Store. These M4V files are protected by Apple’s Fairplay DRM copyright protection so can only be played with iTunes on authorized computer, iPad, iPhone and iPod.
MP4 is a multimedia container format most commonly used to store video and audio. It is universally recognized and supported by nearly all video players and hardware devices like iTunes, iPhones, Media Player Classic, Xbox, etc.
All the iTunes videos including movies, TV show, music videos are DRM-protected M4V videos. Fairplay DRM copyright protection prevents you from playing these iTunes videos on any unauthorized non-Apple devices such as Android phones, Android tablets, MP4 and more. Though you bought those videos, you cannot deal with them in the way you like. One way to enjoy your iTunes videos on various devices and media players is to convert M4V files to some common used and unprotected video formats like MP4. DVDFab DRM Removal for Apple comes out to help you remove DRM from your purchased or rented iTunes videos and convert these M4V videos to MP4.
DVDFab DRM Removal for Apple
DVDFab DRM Removal for Apple is an excellent and full-featured DRM removal tool which can remove the DRM protections from iTunes videos, audiobooks and Apple music on Windows or Mac permanently. For videos, it outputs unprotected MP4; for music and audiobooks, it outputs unprotected M4A. The features which make DVDFab DRM Removal an outstanding DRM cracker are as follows:
1. Has a sleek and intuitive interface and allows you to remove DRM protection from videos and music with only a few mouse clicks;
2. Supports batch conversion and removes DRM at an amazingly fast speed;
3. Outputs video and audio with 100% lossless quality;
4. Automatically imports the output videos into the Converter/Creator module of DVDFab for users to convert the video into other formats or to make a DVD/Blu-ray disc.
How to Convert iTunes M4V to MP4?
To convert iTunes M4V to MP4, you first need to download and install DVDFab 10 on your Windows or Mac. You can try the DRM Removal of DVDFab for 30 days, during which period you can convert one DRM protected video and five DRM protected songs or audiobooks freely.
Now let me show you how to convert iTunes M4V to MP4 with DVDFab DRM Removal for Apple.
Note: Before using DVDFab DRM Removal for Apple, you need to allow iTunes to “share iTunes library XML with other applications”. Please run iTunes, navigate to Edit > Preferences > Advanced, and check the box before “Share iTunes Library XML with other applications”. Moreover, you have to make sure your iTunes is logged in.
Step 1: Run DRM Removal for Apple and choose the option “For Video”
Run DVDFab 10, go to Utilities module, and click DRM Removal for Apple. Then there will be two options for you, and please choose “For Video”.
Step 2: Add the video files
You can click “Add from Windows” to add the file from This PC > Music > iTunes > iTunes Media (the default folder location of iTunes), or click “Add from iTunes” to add the file directly from iTunes, or drag the file to main interface to add it. Please remember to check the item you want if you add the video from iTunes.
Step 3: Select an output directory and start the removal process
Click the “folder” icon to select a directory to save the output video. And then you can click the “Start” button to begin the process of removing DRM.
You see, it’s really simple to remove DRM from iTunes videos and convert them into MP4 files, right?
This article shows you how to remove DRM protection from iTunes videos, but if you want to remove DRM from Apple music or audiobooks, you can go to The Best iTunes DRM Audio Converter to have a look.