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How to Convert M4V to AVI (3 Steps)

Roger W.
BY Roger W.   
LAST UPDATED: Dec. 14, 2016

"I purchased a TV episode from iTunes Store and I'm trying to put it onto Windows Media Player. Does anyone know how to convert the iTunes M4V videos to AVI?"

M4V file format is developed by Apple. And it is widely used in iTunes Store to encode movies, TV episodes, music videos. Unlike other common video formats, the M4V videos from iTunes Store can only be played on iTunes or Apple devices such as iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. That's because iTunes M4V videos are protected by Fairplay DRM. If you want to convert iTunes M4V to AVI, you first need to remove the DRM.

This article will show you how to strip DRM and convert iTunes movies to AVI format for playing on VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player, Android devices and more.

Remove DRM and Convert M4V to AVI in 3 Steps

With the help of DRM Media Converter, converting iTunes protected movies M4V to AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV or 3GP is nothing difficult. This software can legally remove DRM from all iTunes files that you have downloaded in three simple steps. Besides, it can also remove DRM from Windows Media Center, Zune Marketplace, BBC iPlayer, Amazon, etc. and convert between all popular video and audio formats. It means that you can not only convert DRM protected M4V videos to AVI, but also convert unprotected M4V videos.

Click the button below to download the program and follow the steps to convert iTunes movies to AVI easily.

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Step 1. Add M4V Files

After downloading and installing DRM Media Converter, run it on your Windows computer. Then, click "Add..." button to choose M4V files you want to convert. Batch conversion is supported to save time, so you can add multiple files at once.

Import M4V Videos
Step 2. Choose The Output Format as AVI

Go to "Video files to" and choose AVI as the output format. If you want to convert DRM M4V videos to AVI for playing on Blackberry, you can choose the Blackberry device directly. You can also adjust the video setting by clicking "Settings" then choose video resolution, frame rate, encoder, bit rate, etc.

Choose The Output Format as AVI
Step 3. Set the Destination Folder and Start Converting M4V to AVI

Click "browser" to select a folder to save the converted videos. Then, you can click "Start" to begin converting M4V to AVI. This DRM converter will remove the M4V DRM automatically. After the conversion, you can click "Find Target" to find the converted DRM-free AVI video files.

M4V to AVI

Note: If you see notice window shown as below, please follow the tips. Play your video in iTunes and right click to select "Play Video in a separate Window."

Play Video in A Separate Window

With DRM Media Converter, you can easily convert M4V to AVI or MP4 and then play them on any devices. This is the simplest way I have ever found and I hope this post can help you to remove DRM from videos quicker. However, before converting iTunes videos to AVI or MP4, check your motivation. If you are making copies of video files for your own personal use, because of the restrictions imposed by iTunes, go for it. Otherwise, stop it.

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