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How to Convert M4V to MOV (or MOV to M4V) in Mac/ Windows

It happens to all of us. You have shot some videos in M4V format with your mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, or iPod etc. or downloading favorite movies from iTunes Store. But what if you want to import them into Sony Vegas Pro for editing or play on some media center that can't recognize M4V file extension. In this case, you'll want to convert files from M4V to MOV.

Or sometimes, you may have some QuickTime movies clips in MOV format stored on your hard disk and would like to enjoy them on your apple iOS device or manage them on iTunes, but the format restricts the ways you can use it. At this moment, you can consider converting the .mov to .m4v or other movie file like mpeg-4 video.

Today we'll take a look at Video Converter for Mac. It is a simple media file converter that specializes in that very task, and could solve almost all your troubles on video formats conversion. It can make files suitable for playing on mobile device of your choice, importing into Windows Media Player, and even uploading to YouTube. If you're looking for a way of converting video file between QuickTime MOV and M4V on PC, please try Video Converter for Windows.

Let's take a look at this instruction about how to convert movie files from M4V to MOV in Mac OS X. Please download the package of right version and follow the install instructions.

NOTE: if you want to convert M4V videos with DRM protected, please download DRM Converter (Windows version). One word of caution: The software is meant to be used ONLY with your DRM videos that you own for backup purposes only.*

Step 1: Add M4V movie files

Click the "Add File" button on the top of the menu to browser for the M4V file on your computer's hard drive. You can also use drag-n-drop feature to drag the M4V file you want to convert into the center of the app.

Here you can use "Merge" option to merge the selected video files into a single output file.

Step 2: Choose "MOV"

Once you're added at least one M4V video in step 1, click "Profile" drop-down menu, and choose MOV from "QuickTime Movie Format" near the top of the list. You then specify a folder where the converted files should be placed using the "Destination" box.

It's also important to note that the M4V to MOV converter offers many of options to you for getting best possible output file. Just manually tweak the profile parameters (bit rate, codec, channel, frame size, etc.) if you desire.

Want to convert other movies collection such as MKV, AVI on your media library to MOV QuickTime file? check out: how do you convert 1080p/ 720p MKV to MOV format, and AVI into MOV for Mac here.

The app also allows user to edit video prior to conversion by clicking "Edit" button at the top of the window or right-click the video to highlight you want to edit and then move to "Edit" option, and it will bring up video editor, where you can crop , rotate, deinterlace the video.

Step 3: Start Converting M4V to MOV file

Once everything has done, hit the blue "Convert" icon on the bottom to begin converting the M4V file. Wait for the encoding to finish.

That's all. Progress is monitored in the program window. You are free to give a cup of coffee!


We like this M4V video converter mentioned above for converting digital video files. M4V and QT MOV are both easy to convert with it. Plus, the software gives you ability to convert files such as MTS to MOV, VOB to MOV, WMV to MOV, and can also convert a wide variety of other video formats you might come across.

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