I have an Indian classmate who is a super fan of Apple. All his electronics are Apple devices. Recently he encountered a problem that bothered him and had no idea to solve it.
His parents are not good at using the computer, much less the cloud technology. For this reason he can’t use iCloud to send his videos about his school life to his parents. Unfortunately, our school has a terrible network which means that he can’t use the WIFI to send them either. Hence he has to use the CD compact disc to record his videos so that he can send it to his motherland.
Then here comes the problem again, all his videos are in M4V format which is not supported by the DVD player. The truth is that the DVD player only supports DVD, CD, MPEG2 and Divx AVI. The most common format DVD player uses is MPEG2, one type of MPEG. So he decides to find some M4V to MPEG converter MAC to convert all the M4V videos to MPEG.
I’m sure he is not the only one who has had this problem, but before that, I think we should learn about what are M4V and MPEG first.
Part 1: Brief introduction of M4V and MPEG
MPEG is one of a number of file extensions for MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 audio and video compression. This format is widely used on Mac, Windows，DVD player and other portable devices and it is designed to compress audio and video to formats that can be downloaded, which makes movies become much little with higher quality.
Differing from MPEG, M4V is a special video format developed by Apple which is similar to the MP4 format. The distinction between MP4 and M4V is that M4V can be optionally protected by DRM copy protection. Here we could consider that M4V has two type modes, one is protected by DRM copy protection and the other one doesn’t have DRM copy protection. But no matter which type the M4V videos are, it can’t be played on the DVD player. Is there any method can play M4V on the DVD player or convert M4V to some formats supported by the DVD player like MPEG? In the next part I will show you two methods about how to convert M4V to MPEG.
Part 2: Convert M4V to MPEG with Leawo Video Converter
It’s not difficult to know from above that we can’t record M4V videos to a CD compact disk. The most efficient way to play M4V videos on a DVD player is to convert M4V to MPEG which supported by DVD player. Fortunately, we can easily find a M4V to MPEG converter on the Internet. In this part, I want to introduce a powerful video converter to you-Leawo Video Converter.
Leawo Video Converter is a professional video converter that has a lot of users around the world. It supports more than 180 different videos and audios formats such as M4V, MKV, MPEG, 3GP and MP4. There is no need to doubt its capacity of video conversion. Leawo Video Converter will be the best choice for you to convert M4V to MPEG. You can download and install the M4V to MPEG converter fisrt and then follow the detailed guide step by step.
Step 1: Import source M4V video files
Open Leawo Video Converter and enter the main interface. Click the “Add Video” button to import source M4V video files.
Step 2: Set MPEG as output format
Near the “Add Photo” button you can call out the drop down menu. Click “Change” button you will enter a submenu including many videos and audio formats. Find out “MPEG” and select it as the output format.
If you think it is difficult to use formats catalogue to find the target format, you can input MPEG into the searching box which will help you get the format you want as well.
Step 3: Convert M4V to MPEG
After setting the output format, back to the main interface and click the green “Convert” button to set the output file. Then you just need to click the “Convert” button again and you can get your converted MPEG video soon.
Part 3: Extension: Convert iTunes DRM M4V to MPEG with Leawo Prof. DRM
If you prefer to use your iTunes play list to finish the conversion instead of exporting your M4V videos from your iPhone or any other devices, Leawo Prof. DRM might be the software you want.
Leawo Prof. DRM is a product of Leawo. Although it’s not as versatile as Leawo Video Converter, it is a professional iTunes DRM removal program to remove DRM from iTunes video, movies and TV show. In addition, Leawo Prof. DRM is also an all-in-one iTunes DRM media converter which can help you convert M4V to DRM-free MP4 video. What we need to do is using Leawo TuneCopy to convert M4V to MPEG4 (MP4). But Leawo Prof. DRM has a flaw that it just can convert M4V to MPEG4, which means that after we get the converted MPEG4 videos we should use Leawo Video Converter to finish the last step, convert MPEG4 to MPEG.
Now in this part I will show you the detail about how to use Leawo Prof. DRM to convert M4V to MPEG4. First you need to download and install Leawo Prof. DRM.
Step 1: Add iTunes Videos
Open Leawo Prof. DRM and enter the main interface. Click the “Add Files” button and then you will enter a submenu in which you can select the video you want to convert. Choose at least one video and click “Add” to import your M4V video.
Step 2: Set Output Directory
On the left bottom corner you can find an output directory box, click “…” button you can change your output directory.
Step 3: Start to Convert M4V to MP4
Then you can remove DRM from iTunes M4V file and convert M4V to MPEG4 as long as you click the “Convert” button.
Step 4: Find Your Converted MPEG4 Video
After the conversion complete, you can find your output video by clicking the “Converted” section. Click the “Open file” option to open the target file and then you can get your converted MP4 video.
After getting MP4 videos, you can follow the steps from part 2 with Leawo Video Converter to convert MP4 to MPEG in just several minutes or seconds.
In a word, both Leawo Video Converter and Leawo Prof. DRM are worth trying to convert M4V to MPEG. If you are an Apple user, I think Leawo Prof. DRM is much better because it can directly use your apple account to export the videos from your play list. But if you prefer to use just one program to do this job, Leawo Video Converter can help you a lot.