What are M4V files?
It is an MPEG-4 file developed by Apple used to store videos downloaded from iTunes such as music videos and movies. It is mainly used to protect the copyright of TV shows and other content.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the M4V format?
The M4V format is a multimedia standard in the current world of digital content. And it shows the following advantages and disadvantages:
- It can protect your files by FairPlay DRM copy protection.
- It can handle AC3 audio files.
- Unprotected M4V files can be opened with most video players like Windows Media Player or VLC.
- Can be opened and edited in VideoStudio Pro.
- M4V files are usually larger because of the H.264 video encoding.
- Only available for Apple devices, although QuickTime Player also supports them.
M4V Format FAQs
Are M4V and MP4 the same?
M4V is similar to the MP4 file. The main difference between them is that M4V may be DRM protected, if you remove this protection they may be the same for users. Although MP4 is more popular and compatible than M4V.
Can M4V be uploaded to YouTube?
Because M4V is protected by FairPlay DRM, they are not accepted by YouTube unless you remove the protection.
Can M4V play on VLC?
VLC is known to be easy to use and compatible with numerous files but some M4V files may not play directly using VLC.