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Convert MP4 to M4V for playing on QuickTime/iTunes/Apple TV without issues


Do you have MP4 video on your computer or other devices and you want to be able to play them on your QuickTime/iTunes/Apple TV? However, sometimes you can't play MP4 files in QuickTime/iTunes/Apple TV, or MP4 can't be recognized by your iPhone, iPad, iPod etc.

For example, in order to import MP4 files to iTunes smoothly, your MP4 video must meet the following specifications: it must be encoded as 540 kbit/s (minimum) MPEG-4video (H.264) with an approximately 128 kbit/s AAC audio track or encoded as 1.5 Mbit/s (minimum) MPEG-4 video (H.264) with a minimum 128 kbit/s AAC audio track. If not, you will fail to import MP4 to iTunes.

Even if your MP4 files meet the above specifications and are added to iTunes successfully, it may still fail to sync to iOS devices. That's because the compressed way for MP4 can be complicated and different, especially for HD MP4 files.

Similar to MP4 format, M4V file format is one of the preferred file format built for iTunes, QuickTime, iPad or Apple TV and becomes the top choice for Mac users. On the other hand, M4V format is a DRM-copyright encrypted file format. Videos in this format can be protected from being used for commercial purposes. This on the one hand insures the video owners’ rights and on the other hand avoids abuse of licensed videos, if you do not want your self-made videos being used by other people.

In that case, there's great need for converting MP4 to M4V. With the right tools, you can easily transfer MP4 video to M4V format for Apple Devices, but some methods of doing this are better than others. For example, using a third-party device manager will often be easier than doing it manually, as you will see.

One Such MP4 to M4V converter, rated among the top media converters, is Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate, an highly interactive application that provides lossless conversion of media content at 30x the speed of conventional media converters.It's easy to convert MP4 format to M4V for Apple devices, software, etc. with fast conversion speed and high output video quality in Windows (Windows 10 included). In addition to MP4 and M4V, this video conversion program also supports the conversion among all other regular video formats, including MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GP, ASF, VOB, M2TS, etc. Furthermore, a built-in video editor lets you get the very part and effect of the video by cropping, trimming, rotating, adjusting video effects, etc.

For Mac users, Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is recommended to help you finish the conversion. Now just click the button below to download the right version and follow the tips below to convert MP4 movies to M4V.

How to Convert MP4 to M4V in a Hassle-free Way

Step 1: Add MP4 home videos

Drag & drop MP4 files to the program. Or click "Add Video" button to locate the MP4 files you want to add. It supports batch conversion, so that you can convert several MP4 files at a time.

Tip: If you want to join all the MP4 files you loaded as a single file, you can tick checkbox "Merge into one file".

Step 2: Select an output format

Once you have the files that you want to convert loaded into the software, click the Output Format button to open the format list, then move your pointer to “Common”. Under the sublist, you can find the“M4V – MPEG-4 Video(*.m4v)” which is the perfect format for you to put MP4 video onto iTunes/Apple TV/QuickTime for playback.

If you need, you can also click “Settings” to modify parameters of your output profile to meet your professional needs: bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, etc.

Step 3: Start converting your MP4 videos

The final step is to click the Convert button. Within a couple of minutes your videos will be successfully converted into M4V. See, it's that simply to change MP4 format to M4V. Why not give the trial a download today?

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