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How to Play Protected M4V Files Freely

Karlie Harris
BY Karlie Harris   
LAST UPDATED: Mar. 10, 2017

Can't play M4V files on your media player? That is not surprising. The M4V file format is a video format developed by Apple. It is mainly used for encoding the Movies, TV show and Music Video purchased or rented from iTunes Store. The M4V files may be protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM copy protection while some may be unprotected.

Part 1 How do I Play M4V files?

For the DRM free M4V videos, you can watch them on any media player and devices. But, the protected M4V videos only can be played on Apple products, such as iPad, iPhone, iTunes and QuickTime. And to play protected M4V files on computer, you must authorize the computer with the account that used to purchase the video (up to 5 computer can be authorized).

Part 2 How to Play Protected M4V on Any Player?

Sometimes, you may need to watch the iTunes M4V videos on Samsung Smart TV for getting better enjoyment. Or just want to transfer them to Android smartphone or tablet for watching on the trip. Then how to play Protected M4V files freely?

In fact, it is easy to play protected M4V files without limitation. You only need to get an iTunes DRM Removal to help you convert the M4V files. Here we would like to recommend DRM Media Converter. This program is specially used to convert protected iTunes M4V videos to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc. for playing anywhere. Besides iTunes M4V, this DRM converter can also convert protected WMV, M4B, M4P, AA, AAX, etc. files purchased from iTunes, Amazon, Audible, BBC iPlayer, etc. Download this program and follow the steps below to make your protected M4V files playable anywhere. Note: DRM Media Converter only available on Windows. Mac users can go for iTunes M4V Converter to convert M4V to MP4 for playing.

Note: DRM Media Converter only available on Windows. Mac users can go for iTunes M4V Converter to convert M4V to MP4 for playing.

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Step 1. Add Protected M4V Files

First launch DRM Media Converter on your computer. Then, you can either click "Add…" button or directly drag and drop the protected M4V to this program.

Import M4V Movies

Step 2. Choose Output Format

Click "Video files to" and select a video format you like from the output list. In addition, press on the "Settings" icon then you can adjust the output settings like resolution, bit rate, sample rate, etc.

Select Output Format

Step 3. Start Converting M4V Files

In the end, just click on "Start" button to begin the conversion from protected M4V files to you selected video format.

Convert iTunes M4V

Now you can see a pop-up window shown as below. Follow the detailed instructions step to step to finish the conversion.

Play Video in Separate Window

Well, when the conversion is done, all you need to do is transfer the protected M4V files to any devices you prefer and watch them at any time.


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