Free M4V Player to Play M4V Files on Windows/Mac Smoothly

by Christine Smith • 2020-06-23 21:05:09 • Proven solutions

" Hi all, I have downloaded some .m4v movies (mpeg-4). But I can't play them on any of my existing players, including Media Player, Real Player, VLC and QuickTime. Anyone knows what player I can use to play these M4V files? Thanks in advance. "

- Djwolf

Can't play an M4V file on the computer? Don't worry. This article is mainly aimed at resolving this M4V playback issue both on Windows and Mac. First, let's learn more about the M4V format.

Introduction to M4V

An M4V file is a common video format container developed by Apple. The one thing that M4V is known for is the Apple's DRM copyright protection. Apple use DRM M4V in iTunes store to avoid copyright infringement. You can only play protected M4V files on authorized computers and Apple devices. However, after after a conversion, your M4V files can be opened in a variety of media players besides Apple iTunes, QuickTime Player, VLC media player or etc.

Here, I'll introduce a full-featured application to convert iTunes purchased M4V and common M4V files so that you can play them on any media player and devices. It's Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) (Wondershare UniConverter for Mac (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac)). Before conversion, download, install and launch this application.

Steps to Play M4V with Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate):

Step 1 Add M4V files.

Click the Add Files button to import your purchased M4V or common M4V files from the computer to this program.

Add M4V files

Step 2 Select an appropriate output format.

Click the inverted triangle beside Convert all tasks to and select Video > MP4 (Or other format) > Same as Source

Select an appropriate output format

Step 3 Start video conversion.

Hit the Convert All button to start video conversion. After that, the files will be converted to your decided output format. In this way, you can playback the M4V files (including purchased ones) however you wish to.

Start video conversion

Note: For iTunes purchased M4V files, you can only convert them on Windows but not on Mac.

See a detailed video tutorial to convert M4V and play M4V:

Bonus Tip: A Powerful M4V Player You Should Know

An M4V format is an Apple format. Usually, it can't be played on Windows-based players like Windows Media Player. Hence, I'll suggest yout to watch it on the Wondershare Player due to its broad format support. With this prefect media player, you can enjoy seamless playback and flawless performance of all your movies, video clips and music. You don't need to bounce back and forth from one media player to another any longer, the Wondershare Player will bring all your digital media to life in one program!

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