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.M4V File Extension

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File TypeiTunes Video File

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CategoryVideo Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


MPEG-4 file extension used for videos downloaded from the Apple iTunes store; includes TV episodes, full-length movies, and music videos; similar to an .MP4 file, but may be copy-protected using Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright protection.

More Information

To play a protected M4V file, your computer must be authorized (using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video.

Unprotected M4V files may be recognized and played by other video players by changing the file extension from ".m4v" to ".mp4."

Program(s) that open .M4V files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Apple iTunes
Apple QuickTime Player
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Microsoft Zune
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
Nullsoft Winamp
Corel VideoStudio Pro X8 Ultimate
Media Player Classic
VideoLAN VLC media player
Adobe Flash Professional CC
PCF Miro
Mac OS X LogoMac
Apple iTunes
Apple QuickTime Player
Eltima Elmedia Player
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
ShedWorx Smart Converter
VideoLAN VLC media player
Adobe Flash Professional CC
PCF Miro
Linux LogoLinux
VideoLAN VLC media player
PCF Miro
Web LogoWeb
Google Drive
iOS LogoiOS
Apple Music
VideoLAN VLC for iOS 2
PentaLoop PlayerXtreme Media Player
Updated 8/31/2015