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2 Practical Ways to Convert M4V to MOV without Quality Loss

Author by Annie

Oct 23, 2018

Many people asked how to convert M4V to MOV for a better playback on other media players, not iTunes or iOS devices only. So, here in this guide, we will tell you the difference between M4V vs MOV and two easy ways to convert M4V files to MOV with original quality preserved. Of course, there is the recommended solution to convert M4V files to MOV as well as other 300+ formats and devices:

The Difference between M4V vs MOV

Apple Inc. has introduced two file formats: M4V and MOV, to hold video files for better playback on Apple products. The main difference between M4V vs MOV is that M4V is an exclusive video container format for iTunes, which means other media players cannot recognize M4V except iTunes, iPad, iPhone, iPod or other iOS devices, because M4V files are generally DRM protected. On the contrary, MOV is intended for QuickTime, and now it is widely compatible with various hardware and software. As a result, MOV has wider applicability compared with M4V. So, if you have recorded some unprotected M4V files and want to play or edit them on more other platforms, media players and devices, the best way is to convert M4V to MOV. Here in this article, we will share with you 2 simple ways to convert M4V videos to MOV without quality loss.

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Some M4V files are DRM protected for preventing from being copied, edited or spread, so, before converting M4V, you must verify whether the M4V files are DRM-free. Only the DRM-free M4V videos can be converted to MOV. As any third-party tool for circumventing the protected M4V files is illegal according to DMCA.

Method 1. How to Convert DRM-free M4V to MOV with the Best Video Converter

HD Video Converter Factory Pro can not only convert videos to other video formats, like converting M4V files to MOV, converting WMV to MOV, converting MOV to MP4, or converting MKV to MOV. It can also extract audio files directly from videos. Besides conversion features, HD Video Converter Factory Pro provides a download function, enabling us to download videos and music from over 300 main stream social websites. With so many effective features, why not give it a try?

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3 Steps to Convert DRM-free M4V with Ease

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Import M4V Files to the M4V Converter

Step 1. Import M4V Files to the M4V Converter

To convert videos from DRM-free M4V to MOV format, first, launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your computer, then click “Add Files” to add your desired M4V video to the program, or you can just drag and drop it to the main interface. Then click the Output Format window on the right of the main interface. And here, you can use merge feature to join your multiple M4V clips if you want. Just click [+] Merge" button on the right bottom of the main interface to merge videos.

Choose MOV Format to Continue the M4V Conversion Process

Step 2. Choose MOV Format to Continue the M4V Conversion Process

After open the output format window, just select MOV under the Video tab to convert M4V to MOV. As you can see, HD Video Converter Factory Pro also supports converting videos to a certain device, like converting videos to Android, converting MKV to iPad, to solve the compatibility issue between videos formats and devices models.

Start to Change M4V Files to MOV

Step 3. Start to Change M4V Files to MOV

After choose the MOV format, just click RUN button to wait for the conversion process. The converting process will go automatically and perfectly. Of course, before you click the RUN button, you can click the folder icon on the bottom of the main interface to change the output path.

Method 2. How to Convert M4V to MOV with Free Online Converter

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If you don’t want to install any application, there is another way you can choose to convert M4V files to MOV. You can select some M4V converters online to help you. But usually, this kind of online video converters require lots of restrictions and conversion time. Also, you may need to turn off the AdBlock plug-in for a normal use. Here, we will list some commonly-used and free sites to help you convert M4V files to MOV.

As we have mentioned above, there are 2 simple ways to convert M4V to MOV, but before the conversion, please make sure your M4V files are DRM-free, or it is illegal to convert copy-protected videos.

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HD Video Converter Factory Pro is not just a video converter. It can download videos and audio from 300+ video-sharing websites. Moreover, it also has a built-in ringtone studio, letting you set your favorite songs to ringtone, which is especially facilitating for iPhone users. And it can compress videos without quality loss.

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