MOV files, how to convert M4V to MOV on Mac

Why you need to convert M4V to MOV?

I purchased videos on iTunes, but I can't play them on my video player, because they are in some 'protected' M4V format that only works on iPods. How can I convert iTunes M4V videos to MOV or MP4 format so I can play them on my portable video device?

If you have run into this problem, I like to recommend a M4V converter to help you. Named M4V Converter Plus. With it, you may convert M4V to unprotected M4V format and play the movies on your portable device.

Part 1. What are MOV files?

The .MOV file format is a MPEG 4 video format first released in 1998 and is used in Apple's Quicktime program, which is a media player similar to Windows Media Player. Like WMV (Windows Media Video) the .MOV format is only connected with Quicktime.

The MOV file extension normally represents a QuickTime multimedia file. QuickTime is a movie/video/multimedia format developed by Apple and is often used in websites, mostly for streaming audio or video.

The QuickTime (.MOV ) file format functions as a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles). Each track either contains a digitally - encoded media stream (using a specific codec) or a data reference to the media stream located in another file.

Part 2. How to play .MOV files on Mac and Windows?

It is easy to play MOV videos. You can use VLC player from Video Lan and QuickTime Player which allows Mac and Windows users to view QuickTime multimedia either inside or outside of their web browser.

Part 3. How to convert M4V to MOV format?

1. Go to our homepage and download M4V Converter Plus to make a free try. The free version allows you to convert 3 minutes one time. After purchasing, you will receive registration code immediately. And you could upgrade permanently for free.

2. Click the button "Add Files" in the main interface. Choose the iTunes M4V rental video files from your Mac. You can drag the file to the software for saving your time. Then click "Add".

3. Click "Output" to save your videos. Then, click "Profile" to choose MOV as output format. You can see M4V Converter Plus supports various formats such as m4v for ipod, m4v for iphone, MP4.

4. "Convert" your rental files. You can check your videos converted by hitting "Open" after conversion.

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