"Why I am not able to play the .m4v videos on my Macbook Pro with QuickTime Player?" Some people may ask this question since the QucikTime Player is a perfect video player on Mac which is supposed to play all kinds of videos. The QucikTime Player is compatible with most of the common videos such as MP4, AVI, MOV and etc. However, what we need to know is that the M4V videos have DRM protections which prevent you from copying and playing them on other media players except for the iOS devices and iTunes.
The M4V videos are usually downloaded from iTunes Store where you need to rent or purchase the movies or TV Shows before you download them for enjoying on iTunes. But if you want to share those M4V videos with others or just want to keep your favorite movies on your hard drive, the DRM may cause troubles to you.
The best way to play iTunes M4V videos on Mac media players is to remove DRM from them and convert them to common video formats that are compatible with Mac media players like QuickTime Player and VLC Player. Here we recommend you the NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus for Mac as the best iTunes DRM removal tool on Mac.
This program combines the DRM removal and iTunes M4V video converter together and enables you convert DRM M4V videos to MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG-4 and etc for playing on plenty of media players and portable devices. And if you just want to play iTunes M4V videos on VLC Player on Mac, we suggest you convert M4V to MOV since it is the most compatible video format with VLC Player.
(For Windows Users, please click to view NoteBurner M4V Converter for Windows.)
Step-by-step Guide on how to Convert iTunes M4V to MOV on Mac
Add M4V Video Files
Launch Noteburner DRM M4V Video Converter on Mac. Click the "Add" button on the main interface to and then add the M4V videos that you want to convert from iTunes library. Also, directly dragging the iTunes M4V files to program is allowed.
Select MOV as Output Format
Click the "Profile" button on the buttom of the program. To convert iTunes M4V to VLC Player on mac, you need just choose “Same as source video (*.MOV)".
Begin to convert M4V to MOV
With all the settings being done, freely click the convert button to start to convert iTunes M4V to MOV with NoteBurner iTunes M4V to VLC Player converter on Mac.