How to Convert M4V to AVI (or AVI to M4V) on Mac/ Windows
If you are an Apple user, you must have well known that Apple products just only support a few video formats( M4V, MP4, MOV). M4V files is used natively in the iTunes Store to encode TV episodes, movies, and music videos. Unfortunately, not all media devices can play M4V videos especially for DRM protected M4V, and that causes a problem when we for example want to insert it on a Microsoft PowerPoint. One solution is to convert the M4V file to format that PowerPoint can play like AVI (or some other formats including mpg, wmv, asf). If you have ever tried many ways to convert M4V to AVI on Mac that by yourself but failed, or wondered how to escape from formats bothering, you are in luck here.
Video Converter for Mac is a super-easy media conversion tool to convert videos from one format to another quickly and easily including M4V to AVI media file. At the same time, you can easily make the reverse AVI to M4V conversion if needed. Beside, the program has a variety of ready-made presets covering the majority of portable and mobile devices, and lets you surely create a preset for your gadget or phone model. While the M4V-converting world is largely a Mac one, you may want to fiddle around with Video Converter for Windows, a transcoding tool that supposedly works with Windows computer.
(If you want to convert M4V videos with DRM protected, please download DRM Converter (Windows version). Note: The software is meant to be used ONLY with your DRM videos that you own for backup purposes only.*)
This guide will show you in details that how this video converter helps you converting video files from M4V to AVI on Mac, these instructions apply to Windows user as well.
Step 1: Add M4V video
Launch the M4V to AVI Mac converter, click the "Add File" button on the top of the menu to browser for the M4V video you would like to convert to AVI - You can use drag-n-drop feature to finish this step.
The program does batch processing very well, you can use it to convert one video at a time, or convert multiple files at the same time.
Note, here you can insert external subtitle to the highlighted title you desired to convert, and combinethe selected video files into a single output file by clicking "Merge" button.
Step 2: Choose "AVI"
In this step, click "Profile" drop-down list under the projects area to select the type of output file extension you want. Here check AVI as the output format. In "Settings" panel, the program gives you full control of video conversion options - encoder, resolution, frame rate, channels, bit rate.
A very nice extra here, the M4V to AVI video converter does include some presets that make output files suitable for specific device. All of output file parameters in each preset has been automatically upgraded and you don't need to tweak anything.
The app also includes a rudimentary built-in video editor for editing video, more details on here. The performance aren't as excellent as professional video editing programs out there like Sony Vegas, Apple Final Cut Pro, but it will meet your basic requirement and get the job done.
Step 3: Start M4V conversion on Mac
OK, just click the "Convert" button and wait for a few minutes when M4V to AVI converting begin. It provides batch conversion, which makes it easier to convert a large batch of files using different output formats. The conversion time might take some time, obviously depending on the specs of your computer, encode settings and the length of the video your import.
That is it! Now you can transfer your converted AVI files from M4V on your device.
More output file supported including: FLV, H.264/MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, MOV, MP4, VOB , VP8, ASF, MPEG, WMV, 3GP, 3G2, TS, HD *.mp4, HD *.mpg, HD *.mkv, HD *.ts, HD *.mov, HD *.wmv, HD *.avi
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