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.M4V File Extension

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File TypeiTunes Video File

DeveloperApple
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CategoryVideo Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

What is an M4V file?

An M4V file is an MPEG-4 file used to store video downloaded from the Apple iTunes store, such as TV episodes, music videos, and full-length movies. The file is similar to the .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."

Programs that open M4V files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Apple iTunes
Apple QuickTime Player
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Microsoft Zune
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud
Nullsoft Winamp
Corel VideoStudio Pro X8.5 Ultimate
Media Player Classic
VideoLAN VLC media player
Adobe Flash Professional CC
PCF Miro
Mac
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
VideoLAN VLC media player
PCF Miro
Web
Google Drive
iOS
Apple Music
VideoLAN VLC for iOS 2
PentaLoop PlayerXtreme Media Player
Updated 4/12/2016