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How to Convert MP4 to M4V on Mac OS X (Mavericks Included)

It is necessary to convert MP4 to M4V if you want to play and watch common MP4 videos on iPhone, iPod, iTunes, etc. since M4V is the default file format specially created for Apple products. To achieve the conversion from MP4 format to M4V on Mac, you need to get a professional transforming tool.

Well compatible with Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and 10.9 (Mavericks), Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac is a powerful MP4 to M4V mac converter. It can change not only MP4 video files to M4V, but also convert M4V to MP4 or to various video/audio formats like AVI, MOV, MKV, 3GP, FLV, WebM and more. Apart from transforming MP4/M4V videos, you can edit the video files without any hassles. You can touch up videos by trimming, cropping, appending artistic effects, adding watermarks, load subtitles and more.

If you are looking for ways to convert MP4 files to M4V format or convert M4V video files to MP4 on Windows-based computer, one available tool is Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate, which is well compatible with Windows operating system, including the newly released Windows 8.

Free download MP4 to M4V converter:

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Steps to convert MP4 videos to M4V on Mac

1 Load MP4 videos to the program

Run this MP4 to M4V converter Mac software and load MP4 files to this program. You can add video by directly drag and drop them into the program’s main window or import them via the "File - Menu". Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac allows you to merge all video files into one, what you only need to do is to click the Merge button.

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2 Designate M4V as the output file format

Choose M4V as the output format from the format list on the bottom of the program’s window. As you can see, there are optimized presets for iPhone, iPod, iPad, etc. You can also convert MP4 files to play on some other mobile devices as you like.

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Note: This M4V to MP4 converter Mac software lets you customize videos with powerful editing functions like trim, crop, rotate and more. Just touch up the video as per your needs.

3 One click to start the conversion

When you finish all settings, click the big Convert button to begin converting MP4 to M4V on your Mac right away. The converting time depends on the size of your videos.

Here is the video tutorial on how to convert MP4 video files to M4V on Mac OS X:

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What is MP4?

MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) is a multimedia format, which can not only store video and audio streams but also other data like subtitles and images. This format now is widely used in the online community since it provides a faster loading and higher quality.

What is M4V?

M4V is a multimedia file format especially for Apple products like iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, etc. This video format is also a MPEG-4 based format. However, it uses the AVC video compression. Generally, videos purchased from iTunes Store are protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM protection.

MP4 vs M4V: What's the difference between MP4 and M4V?

Though MP4 and M4V are both MPEG-4 files and are quite similar, there some differences between them:

1> MP4 was developed much earlier while M4V was later brought with the popularity of Apple products.

2> MP4 is more widely recognized and is a popular format for online video sharing while M4V is just for Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod and iTunes.

3> MP4 is also DRM-free while some M4V files are often protected by Apple's FairPlay.

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At first I thought that it can only convert MP4 to M4V, so I hesitate to buy it. But when I read the article, I find that it supports many other formats as well, so I think it is quite a worthwhile product. 
I have tried to convert my MP4 video to M4V with Handbrake on my Mac. Sometimes it works, but sometimes not. So I turned to Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac. It well supports both SD and HD MP4 videos.
Yes, in theory, it can do that. However, there are always some problems with Handbrake, especially when you are using Lion or Mountain Lion.
Can Handbrake for Mac convert MP4 files to M4V format?
Maybe the video codec is not supported. Such occasions often occur. Just convert your MP4 video to Apple TV supported M4V.
I thought Apple TV supports MP4. Why won’t it accept my MP4 videos?
Converting videos has never been easier. Just drag to add the videos, choose the output format as M4V and click Convert. Then all is done!
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