The M4V file format is a standard file format for videos for iPods and PlayStation Portables developed by Apple. The common use of M4V files is due to the popularity of Apple's iPod, iPhone, and iTunes Store .M4V files format is based on the MPEG-4 Part 2 compression, which is a global multimedia standard and this standard was introduced to provide optimized video podcasts for the video iPod.
Besides Apple iTunes and Apple QuickTime Player, M4V files can also be opened and played with the version of Windows Media Player included with Windows 7, Media Player Classic, Real Networks RealPlayer, Video LAN VLC media player and Nero Showtime .The format, with DRM removed, can also be played in various smartphones as well. It is also playable by the Android operating system with its video player. It can also be played with the BS Player Pro.
M4V is the default format used by iTunes and thus can be played on all Apple devices like iPhone 5s and iPad Air. Besides, M4V is based on MPEG-4, so it can also be played on most popular players and devices. Unprotected M4V files may be recognized and played by other video players by changing the file extension from ".m4v" to ".mp4", while to play a protected M4V file, your computer must be authorized (using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video. Know More>>
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