Opening M4V files

Did your computer fail to open a M4V file? We explain what M4V files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your M4V files.

What is a M4V file?

Files with the .m4v file extension are MPEG-4 files. These files contain digital videos that are downloaded from the Apple iTunes store.

The M4V files that are available from the online store can contain movies, music videos, TV shows etc. M4V files are nearly identical to MP4 files, but M4V files can be copy-protected by Apple using their proprietary copy protection technology. This prevents users from sharing files that they must pay for. The files can only be played on the computer where the purchase was made.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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