.M4V File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .M4V extension:

iTunes Video File

iTunes Video File

An M4V file is an MPEG-4 file used to store video downloaded from the Apple iTunes store, such as TV episodes, music videos, and full-length movies. It is similar to the .MP4 file, but may be copy-protected using Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright protection.

To play a protected M4V file, your computer must be authorized (using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video. Unprotected M4V files may be recognized and played by other video players by changing the file extension from ".m4v" to ".mp4."

Software's name License Platforms
Apple iTunes Apple iTunes Freeware MacWindows
Apple Music Apple Music Included iOSMac
Apple QuickTime Player Apple QuickTime Player Freeware LinuxMacWindows
Corel VideoStudio Corel VideoStudio Commercial Windows
Eltima Elmedia Player Eltima Elmedia Player Freeware Mac
File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus Free Trial Windows
Google Drive Google Drive Freeware Chrome OSLinuxMacWebWindows
Media Player Classic Media Player Classic Open Source Windows
Microsoft Windows Media Player Microsoft Windows Media Player Bundled Windows
Nullsoft Winamp Nullsoft Winamp Freeware AndroidMacWindows
PCF Miro PCF Miro Free LinuxMacWindows
Pentaloop PlayerXtreme Media Player Pentaloop PlayerXtreme Media Player Freeware iOS
ShedWorx Smart Converter ShedWorx Smart Converter Commercial MacWindows
VideoLAN VLC for iOS VideoLAN VLC for iOS Open Source iOS
VideoLAN VLC media player VideoLAN VLC media player Open Source AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindows

Updated: July 1, 2016

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