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Can I Convert M4V Videos with Handbrake?

Karlie Harris
BY Karlie Harris   
LAST UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2017

If you have tried to play the M4V videos on your Android phone, tablets, or game console, you will find these non-Apple devices cannot recognize the M4V file extension. You will think it might be caused by the incompatible format and then consider converting the M4V videos to other popular format like MP4. When it comes to video conversion, Handbrake would be the first choice as it is the most famous free and open-source vide converter. So can Handbrake convert M4V videos to MP4 or other formats?

First, we need to know there are two kinds of M4V videos, one is DRM protected and the other is DRM free. Therefore, Handbrake can convert the DRM-free M4V videos, but it cannot convert the DRM-protected M4V videos though it is really professional in the aspect of video conversion. That is because Handbrake don't have the ability to remove DRM protection from iTunes videos.

How to Convert M4V Videos without Handbrake

For converting protected M4V videos, you can use another good software which is capable of removing DRM from iTunes purchases and rentals and then converting M4V videos to MP4 losslessly. The program recommended in our tutorial is called iTunes M4V Converter for Mac. The highlight of this M4V converter is that it can preserve all the subtitles and audio tracks (including AD & AC3 Dolby 5.1 Audio). You can download this program from the icon below.

Note: If you are a Windows user, you can download the DRM Media Converter for Windows to remove DRM from iTunes M4V videos.

iTunes M4V Converter for Mac – Convert M4V Videos without Handbrake

iTunes M4V Converter for Mac is a professional iTunes DRM removal which can help you remove DRM protection and convert iTunes movies and TV shows losslessly.

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Step 1: Add Movies/TV Shows from iTunes

Launch iTunes M4V Converter on your Mac PC at first. Then click "Add Files" button on the upper left of main interface to choose the M4V content you want to convert from iTunes library. After that, click "Add" to confirm adding these files to the converting queue.

Import iTunes Movies

Step 2: Choose Subtitle and Audio Track

Normally, all audio tracks (including 5.1 audio) and subtitles will be preserved by default. But you can still choose the one which you want to keep for your converted iTunes video by clicking the "Gear" icon.

Choose audio tracks and subtitles

Step 3: Remove DRM and Convert M4V videos

Click on "Convert" button on the main interface to start the conversion. Then you just need to wait till the conversion is completed.

Convert iTunes Movies

Now you should know Handbrake can't be used to remove DRM and convert protected M4V videos. But we have also introduced another efficient method to bypass DRM protection from the purchased or rented iTunes movies, TV shows and music videos. Though the iTunes M4V Converter will cost $44.95, it's worth it because the powerful features, right?


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