This is a very common problem and happens to all of us. You will play some videos in M4V format with your devices like iPhone, iPad, or iPod etc. or purchasing some movies from iTunes Store. But what if you want to import them into other device for editing or play some these movies in some other device or some media center that can't recognize M4V file extension. In this case, you'll choose to convert files from M4V to MOV with conversion program.

Part 1. Why convert M4V to MOV format?

Why convert M4V to MOV format? First we need to know details about MOV and M4V format. MOV is a file format created by Apple Inc. and natively used by QuickTime Player.MOV formats can be also played on other media players like Windows Media Player, VLC and others. MOV, a container format, can contain audio, video, effects, or text. The advantage of MOV files is enable to contain abstract data references for the media data, and the separation of the media data from the media offsets and the track edit lists. That means that they can be easily edited - no need to rewrite all media data after editing.

M4V is also a file format created by Apple Inc., but can be exclusively played with iTunes on iPad, iPhone and iPod because M4V files from iTunes are generally DRM protected. Apple inserts Fairplay into M4V videos downloaded from iTunes to prevent them from copying, spreading, and editing, which means that you can only play them on Apple products like iTunes, iPhone, iPad, etc. Without DRM protection, the M4V files can be used on webOS video Player, and some android smartphone can also play the M4V files with specific video player. Unprotected M4V files can be recognized and played by other video players by simply changing the file extension from ".m4v" to ".mp4".

In order to convert iTunes M4V videos to MOV format for playback on QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player and other device, we need to convert M4V to MOV for playing, or remove DRM protection from M4V videos that purchased and rented from iTunes Store. Here are two programs for converting M4V to MOV. Leawo Video Converter can be used as converter for any format, while it for M4V without protection only. If the M4V file without DRM protection, you can convert directly and just importing it to Leawo Video Converter. So, for M4V with DRM protection, users should remove DRM protection firstly. We will provide guide on how to remove DRM protection from M4V with Leawo Prof. DRM firstly.

Part 2: Removing DRM protection from M4V files with Leawo Prof. DRM

Leawo Prof. DRM is the fastest DRM Remover for iTunes M4V videos, also professional iTunes DRM removal program. It can remove DRM from iTunes purchased and rented M4V videos and convert them to DRM-free MP4 format at 50X faster speed. Let us see in the below how to remove DRM from iTunes M4V videos and convert them to MOV format.

Step 1. Install Leawo Prof. DRM

Download and install according to your Operating System. Clicking the links to download Leawo Prof. DRM.

Step 2. Add M4V files from iTunes

Entering homepage of Leawo Prof. DRM click "Add Files" button in the middle of program interface to select the M4V files, or adding the iTunes M4V files by dragging and dropping them into the program. Please note that add at least one files to the program, add all file at one time is feasible to operate.


Step 3. Set output directory

Before starting converting, choose output formats as the location of converted files. Click "…" button at the bottom of "Home" interface to set output directory for save your outputting MP4 files. Remember the location of output files is highly recommended, which enables users to convert M4V filer with faster speed.


Step 4. Finish removing DRM from M4V, and then convert M4V to MP4

Start transferring iTunes M4V to MP4, click "Convert" button to remove DRM and transfer iTunes M4V to MP4 format. Wait for a while till the conversion is done.


After removing DRM protection to MP4 format, we should convert MP4 to MOV video, the following article will teach how to convert the format to any your desired files with the help of Leawo Video Converter.

Part 3: Converting M4V files to MOV format with Leawo Video Converter

Leawo Video Converter, a powerful video converter, is firstly- recommended to convert any format video to the desired format. Its excellent features and capabilities make conversion much easier. It is about 90 times faster than any other video converter online, which make most files compatible with all devices with faster speed and original quality. Differ from the free converter and a part of paid converter, Leawo Video Converter is able to create 2D to 3D files, do much editing to enhance the video visual effect. The Converter makes conversion process easy with a nice, fluid drag and drop feature and users can stack up videos to be converted quickly, leaving users time to get on with other things. Leawo Videos Converter becomes compatible well with quite a lot of devices, such as mobile phone, tablets, PCs, websites, etc. With the high speed and the excellent performance, you can expect nothing but great results. And it is also available on M4V to MOV conversion, while it only for M4V without DRM protection. The following tutorial on how to do this task by using a Leawo Video Converter step by step.

Step 1. Download Leawo Video Converter

Download Leawo Video Converter from official website; install it in your computer. Or directly click the following buttons for downloading.


Step 2. Upload M4V files for starting

After the downloading and installation is finished, click the program and upload the file to convert. Tap on "Convert" button in homepage,alternatively,select "Video Converter" in the bottom right pane to starting conversion.


Step 3. Import M4V files without DRM protection to convert

Click the "Add Video" button to browse and load source video files.


Step 4. Set MOV as output format

Select the output video format. Enter "MOV video", and then click "Change" to enter "Profile" panel, select the profile according to the output format you want. Using the search bar to find any desired profile is highly recommended that make users can find the format they want at faster speed. Or tap on "Convert" button directly to change.


Step 5. Finish M4V to MOV conversion

Select the output format location in your computer and then click the button "Convert" to start converting. After several minutes, your video will be converted to the format you want. You can enjoy it freely or play it at apple device that you want to play.

Please note that Leawo Video Converter only for M4V without DRM protection. If you want to convert M4V with DRM protection, remove its DRM protection firstly.

Hope something simple and effective? Leawo Video Converter and Leawo Prof. DRM are your nice option. It is a simple media file converter and remover that specialize in converting, removing DRM protection from your M4V files and available to solve almost all your troubles on video formats conversion. They can make files suitable for playing on device of your choice, importing into Windows Media Player, enjoy your video freely.