M4V to MP4 Conversion-A Free Way on Windows in 2022

Sometimes M4V files can not be played or edited on Android devices, Windows PC, PSP or Xbox because some M4V file formats are in DRM copy protection. Most M4V formats are only supported on Apple devices, but MP4 can be played on almost any device and media player. You can convert M4V to MP4 using WorkTool VidClipper to solve this problem.

Last updated on Apr 19, 2022 by Eleanor Written by Eleanor
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M4V to MP4 Conversion-A Free Way on Windows in 2022

The M4V file format is a video container format developed by Apple. You can download and open it on iPhone, iPad, and other iOS devices. With the growth of Apple users, M4V has also become one of the more commonly used formats. However, sometimes M4V files can not be played or edited on Android devices, Windows PC, PSP, or Xbox because M4V file formats are in DRM copy protection. On the other hand, MP4 is the most widely-used file format for video players, video editors, and game devices. So changing M4V to MP4 will get you out of this problem.

Convert M4V to MP4 with WorkinTool VidClipper

Of course, you can change the M4V file format directly by changing the file extension name. However, it’s a little risky, because it may damage the original file structure if the codecs are different, and the video quality won’t be the same as before. At the same time, it is troublesome and time-consuming if there are a large number of videos waiting for you to process. Therefore you may need a solid video converter that can export your M4V files as MP4 with high-quality output and powerful features.

After we compared and tested dozens of video converters on the market, we find WorkinTool VidClipper is on top of them.

How to convert M4V to MP4 free with WorkinTool VidClipper?

We assume that you’ve already downloaded and installed this program. Focus on the following steps.

📒Method 1: Convert M4V with video editing features

  • Step 1: Open VidClipper and click “New” to enter the editing panel.

workintool vidclipper create new video

  • Step 2: Drag your video to this program and add it to the editing track. After editing, click Export.

workintool vidclipper add m4v to track

📢Notes: On the editing page, you can make normal adjustments on video speed, angle, position, and scale. What’s more, additional elements like 100+ texts, 170+ special effects, 350+ transitions, 60+ filters, 70+ overlays, 70+ animations, and 300+ background musics are available as well. All the elements are free to use. 

  • Step 3: Choose output format as MP4 and hit Export.

workintool vidclipper export convert m4v as mp4


  • In addition to the MP4 format, you can change your video to other formats, like GIF, AVI, WMV, MKV, and MOV.
  • You can make additional settings on the Export setting page as well, such as output quality, resolution, frame rate, and bitrate. The output quality increases progressively from the normal version to the high version. And the higher the rate is, the better video quality you get.

workintool vidclipper convert m4v to mp4 export settings

📙Method 2: Convert M4V in batch without editing

If you just want to apply a program that can change the M4V file format and you don’t need to make additional settings, here is a less complicated method.

  • Step 1: Find and click Video Convert on the right toolbar.

workintool vidclipper tools video convert

  • Step 2:  Rename the video name if you need, choose the save path, and hit All Conversion.

workintool vidclipper videoconvert m4v to mp4 all conversion

📢Notes: As you can see, the video resolution will not change. It remains the same quality as the original video, with no visual difference.

After that, waiting for processing. Your video file(s) will change into MP4 in a few seconds. You can find them in your customed folder. Besides, the converted files can be directly added to the clip footage if you need extra editing.

📚Why Do You Choose WorkinTool VidClipper?

As you can see, VidClipper is not only a video converter but also a video editor. With this program in hand, you don’t need to worry about other potential problems.

  • Powerful features

VidClipper can achieve video conversion and video editing. At the same time, there are a lot of other features waiting for you to explore. For instance, screen recording, text to speech conversion, watermark removal, video template, cut-out image, video merging, and video splitting.

  • Utterly free

You can use this program without any compulsory registration, no license payment, no ads, and no in-software purchases.

  • Lightweight and simple

It shows a lightweight and simple interface when you open it. Each feature has clear instructions for reference. Moreover, you can find online tutorials for each function easily. Even beginners will find it easy to use.

  • Smooth speed

You can convert videos in batch smoothly and save them automatically to your local folder even without a network. Unlike online tools, you have to queue up and wait for uploading, processing, and downloading.

  • Good quality

You can achieve video conversion and editing without losing quality. In addition, if you need to compress a video, this software support custom quality settings.


FAQs About Converting M4V Files

📜What is M4V?

The M4V file format is a video container format developed by Apple. It’s a file extension for storing movies, TV series, and music videos download or bought from the Apple iTunes store. For videos downloaded from iTunes, you can also play them with other video players besides Apple products, like iPhone, iPod, iPad, etc., but for videos purchased from iTunes, you can only play them on iTunes or iOS devices thanks to the DRM authorization.

📜What is the difference between M4V and MP4?

The M4V file is very similar to an MP4 file. The primary difference is that M4V files may be optionally under the protection of DRM. Apple uses M4V to encode video files in its iTunes Store. Unauthorized reproduction of M4V files may be copy-protected using Apple’s FairPlay DRM copy protection. A FairPlay-protected M4V file can only be played on a computer authorized (using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video.

📜Why should you convert M4V to MP4?

On the other hand, MP4, as the most popular video format in the world, not only can store digital videos, digital audio streams, subtitles, and still images but is also compatible with a variety of digital players besides Apple products. In other words, most M4V formats are only supported on Apple devices, but MP4 can be played on almost any device and media player. Therefore, converting M4V to MP4 is necessary for people to play videos purchased from iTunes.


Wrapping up

I believe you have a clear understanding of video conversion now. If you want to get the best output quality in MP4 format for your purchased M4V videos, just free download WorkinTool VidClipper and have a try. It won’t let you down!

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