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M4V, Apple iPod/Itoons Video File (.m4v)

 

The .m4v file format

M4V is a file format developed by Apple. It is similar to MP4 with the main difference being that M4V Fairplay, Appleā€™s DRM protection. Video content that is downloaded from iTunes store is more likely to be of M4V format.

 

.m4v technical details

M4V file is a container that allows video and audio. It is possible to play this file from a different unauthenticated compute by amending the file extension from M4V to MP4. M4V has the functionality to create chapter information; this is not possible with MP4

 

Additional information about M4V file format

File extension .M4V
File category VIDEO
Useful links http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fileextensions/f/m4vfile.htm
http://whatis.techtarget.com/fileformat/M4V-MPEG-4-video-file
File conversion Convert a file to M4V
Developer Apple
Associated programs VLC Media Player Apple Quick time player Apple Itunes