M4V File

What are M4V files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a M4V file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a M4V file?

A .M4V file is an iTunes Video file.

Files with the .m4v file extension are MPEG-4 video 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.

How to open M4V files

We have identified 2 M4V openers that are compatible with this specific type of M4V file.

Programs that open iTunes Video files

Last updated: November 30, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of M4V files. Remember, different programs may use M4V files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterVerified
iTunesiTunesVerified
QuickTimeQuickTimeVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerVerified
RealPlayerRealPlayerVerified
KMPlayerKMPlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
MediaMonkeyMediaMonkeyVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified

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