Open .m4v file Extension

File Type : Video file type

Compatible with: (Mac OSX 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

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ExtensionSmallImg What is .m4v file?

M4V video file format is developed by Apple Inc. M4V is extremely similar to the common MP4 format, but might be copy-protected using Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright protection which requires purchase from Apple iTunes store. M4V format is used for the videos downloaded from Apple iTunes store like movies, TV shows and music videos which are encoded under the official DRM copy protection. The M4V file format is based on the MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding) video compression and is commonly used by iPhone, iPod, PlayStation Portable, etc. It is used as the default video conversion format for Air Video Server dwelled on Mac. To play a protected M4V file, the system has to be authorized with the authorized iTunes account through which the video was purchased. Unprotected M4V can be renamed to the common extension “.mp4” after which it can be played by other video players.

Recommended Software Programs to open .m4v file

Apple Mac OS X:
  • Apple QuickTime Player
  • RealNetworks RealPlayer
  • Apple iTunes
  • Eltima Elmedia Player
  • RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
  • ShedWorx Smart Converter
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • Adobe Flash Professional CC
  • PCF Miro
Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices):
  • Apple Music
Google Android:
  • BSPlayer
  • Media Player
  • Video Player
Microsoft Windows:
  • Apple Quick Time Player
  • MIcrosft Zune
  • RealNetworks RealPlayer
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • Apple iTunes
  • Apple QuickTime Player
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • Microsoft Zune
  • RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
  • Nullsoft Winamp
  • Corel VideoStudio Pro X8 Ultimate
  • Media Player Classic
  • Adobe Flash Professional CC
  • PCF Miro
Windows Mobile:
  • QuickPlay
  • Video Explorer
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • PCF Miro