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2 Free and Simple Methods for M4V to AVI Conversion

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Updated on Jul 1, 2020

M4V is a video format developed by Apple and it is similar to MP4 format. But M4V files usually contains Apple’s FairPlay DRM protection which can be played on iTunes and some other Apple devices only. For the DRM-free M4V files, this article will tell you how to convert them to AVI format for playing on other players and devices. At first, download the recommended M4V to AVI converter to start your work.

M4V is known as a video container format that is similar to MP4 except it may contain Apple's FairPlay DRM Protection, and is always used in Apple iTunes and other devices. A FairPlay-protected M4V file can only be played on a computer authorized with your iTunes account that was used to purchase the video. However, not all the M4V files are encrypted. For those DRM-free M4V files, you can directly rename the file extension to .mp4 to change M4V into MP4. Moreover, you are also able to convert M4V to other video formats for playback on various players. In this article, I will take AVI as the targeted video format to show you 2 simple methods to free convert M4V File to AVI.

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Please pay attention that the below tutorial only works for DRM-free M4V files! Using any third-party tool to circumvent the protected M4V files is illegal according to DMCA.

How to Convert .m4v to .avi with 2 Easy-to-Operate Methods

Method 1 - How to Convert M4V to AVI with Free Desktop M4V AVI Converter

Using a pretty simple desktop video converter is the quickest and safest method to convert M4V file to AVI. Free HD Video Converter Factory is a reliable and multifunctional video converter which not only can help you easily convert DRM-free M4V files to AVI, but also enable to convert M4V to MP4, MKV, MOV, etc. Moreover, it supports to add subtitles, trim and cut M4V video as well. And here, I will use this best free video converter to show you the step-by-step guidance of how to convert M4V files to AVI.

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Convert .m4v to .avi with 3 Simple Steps

How to Load M4V File

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Step1: Import DRM-free M4V Files to the Software

Launch the DRM-free M4V to AVI converter, click “Add files” button on the top of the software or directly drag and drop the M4V files from your local hard drive to the software’s window.

How to Convert M4V File to AVI

Step2: Choose “AVI” as the Designated Format

Click “Output Format” on the right side of the software and then choose “AVI” format under “Video” tab as the desired output format to convert .m4v to .avi.

Tips: You are also able to extract audio from video, convert M4V to MKV, MOV and many other formats and devices based on your personal needs.

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Step3: Start DRM-free M4V AVI Conversion

After done, click the “Inverted Triangle” icon at the bottom of the software to set the output destination and eventually click “Run” to start M4V file to AVI conversion work.

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Method 2 – How to Convert .m4v to .avi with Online Converters

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Here also gives you some online converters which enables to convert M4V to AVI without any software installation.

Now, I will use FreeFileConvert as an example to show you the specific operation steps.

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Step2: Load the M4V file from your local hard drive to the online converter. You have to pay attention that the maximum file limitation is 300 MB.

Step3: Choose “AVI” format under the drop-down list of “Output format” and then click “Convert” to start converting DRM-free .m4v to .avi.

Online conversion is usually limited by the network connection and file size. Therefore, if you prefer to convert your file with a free but a quicker way, Free HD Video Converter Factory is the best choice.

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