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Convert DRM-Free M4V to MP4 with HandBrake Freeware

Zoey Wesson
BY Zoey Wesson   
Last Updated: August, 12, 2017

Do you have the need to convert M4V videos into MP4? Have you ever tried the popular freeware converter, HandBrake, to help the conversion?

If you have tried HandBrake to convert M4V to MP4, you will find that the conversion would not always be successful. What's the reason for the failure?


Actually, HandBrake can only convert the DRM-free M4V videos into MP4 format. If your M4V videos are in DRM-protection, such as iTunes videos, HandBrake is hard to fulfill this task, because HandBrake could not remove DRM from the encrypted files.

In this post, I'll show you how to use HandBrake to convert DRM-free M4V videos into MP4. Besides, a more professional converter for DRM removal will be introduced to you.

Part 1: Convert DRM-Free M4V into MP4 with HandBrake

Follow the steps below to convert DRM-free M4V to MP4:

Step 1: Download HandBrake.

Step 2: Click on "Source" on the top left to select the M4V video you want to convert.

Step 3: Click on "Browse…" to select the destination of your output video.

Step 4: Choose MP4 as the output format in "Output Settings". Also, you can set other data such as the video codec, framerate, etc. here.

Step 5: Click on "Start" to begin the conversion. You are able to stop the conversion by pressing the “Pause” button right beside the "Start".


Part 2: Convert DRM-ed M4V into MP4 with iTunes M4V Converter

For DRM-protected M4V videos, such as iTunes movies, TV show, etc., iTunes M4V Converter could be a pretty good choice. It can remove DRM from the protected M4V videos with high efficiency, and convert them into common MP4 format. The conversion does no harm to the quality of the original videos, which means that the output MP4 videos would be 100% lossless in 1080p/720p HD. This app is appreciated by a large customers group. The operation of the conversion can be easily finished in 4 steps:

iTunes M4V Converter – The Wonderful Helper for DRM-ed M4V Videos

Remove DRM from M4V videos with DRM encryption, and convert M4V format into common MP4 with high conversion speed and lossless quality.


Step 1: Install The App

Download the app.

Step 2: Add M4V Videos to The App

Click on "Add Files" to select the M4V videos you want to convert. You are able to choose more than one each time.

Note: You don't need to find the M4V videos in your iTunes Library since iTunes M4V Converter will detect them automatically.

Add iTunes TV Show

Step 3: Customized Settings (Optional)

Save your output videos with particular subtitles and audio tracks. This step is optional. If you skip this step, it is ok and the files would be saved by default.

Select Audio Track

Step 4: Start The Conversion

Click on "Convert" to start the conversion.

Convert iTunes Video

After conversion finished, you can find the DRM-free M4V videos in "History" and click on the "Open Folder".

Convert iTunes Video

Now you can move them to other devices, USB stick, or any media players to enjoy the DRM-free M4V movies!

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