There are many ways to convert M4V videos to mp4 if the m4v video is not DRM protected. For example, you can directly change the extension from ".m4v" to ".mp4", use free online video converter or shareware like Boilsoft Video Converter for M4V to MP4 file conversion. However, these options doesn't work if you want to convert iTunes m4v movies, TV shows or music videos to mp4 since iTunes uses DRM to pretect its video files.
The M4V file format is a video container format developed by Apple and is very similar to the MP4 format. The primary difference is that M4V files may optionally be protected by DRM copy protection.
Apple uses M4V to encode video files in its iTunes Store. A DRM-protected M4V file can only be played on 5 computers (using iTunes) or iOS devices (using TV app) authorized with the account that was used to purchase the video.
M4V files that are not protected with DRM restrictions can be opened in VLC, MPC-HC, Miro, QuickTime, MPlayer, Windows Media Player, and probably other media players. Google Drive supports the format as well.
Movies, TV shows and music videos downloaded from iTunes are in the M4V format, and they are protected by Apple’s FairPlay DRM Copy Protection. If you want to play them outside Apple system, you need to remove DRM from these DRM-protected M4V files and convert M4V to MP4, all you need is a specific iTunes video converter - Boilsoft iTunes M4V Converter to convert iTunes M4V to MP4.
Download, install and run Boilsoft iTunes DRM Media Converter on your Mac or Windows. The interface is clean and user-friendly. iTunes will be launched automatically.
Click Add Files button and you will see all videos in your iTunes Library, including Music Video, Movies and TV shows. Check the movies you want to convert to MP4 and click Add. You can add as many movies as you like.
Boilsoft iTunes DRM Media converter will keep all audio tracks and subtitles from the original m4v movies to output mp4 movies, including Dolby AC3 5.1, AD, CC. Click the gear icon to uncheck the ones you don't want.
Click Convert button to start converting selected M4V movies to MP4. Output MP4 movies is saved to Documents - Boilsoft iTunes DRM Media Converter - Converted by default. You can also change the destination folder by clicking the arrows on the top right corner of the interface. After conversion, you can watch the iTunes movies on any devices as you like, such as Android devices, mp4 player, psp, HDTV, PS4, Roku, Xbox 360, Xbox One, etc.
Useful Tips: If you have subscribed to Apple Music and want to enjoy the songs anywhere you want, try this Apple Music DRM removal software - Apple Music Converter for Mac/Apple Music converter for Windows.