If you want to edit parts of M4V video like cropping the borders, adding background music, adding watermarks, adding special effects, combining some M4V videos into one or customizing it for personal video or more, a powerful M4V editor is absolutely required. Do you want to get your M4V files in an effortless way? In this article, we will show you a great method to edit M4V files simply and intuitively. Let’s go ahead and you will find the best solution to edit M4V files on Windows and Mac.

Part 1: What is M4V file

M4V is a format for the video which is designed by Apple company to stream network and use on portable devices including PSP, iPhone, iPod and iPad. M4V is a special format of MP4 which uses the file extension like .m4v or .mp4. And H264 is used for coding video, AAC is used for coding audio in M4V format, so this format is very simple. In addition, M4V is also able to come with the protection of DRM copyright, which ensures that the M4V files with DRM protection only can be played in the licensed accounts and designated devices and apps. You will gain M4V files if you buy or rent video from iTunes store.


Due to the development of networking and the requirement for the video quality, more and more people use H264 to encode the videos that are downloaded from online sites. In the contrast of the traditional Codec like On2 VP6, Divx codec, H263 and so on, H264 is able to deliver higher definition with small size, that is the reason that M4V coding with H264 widely works in many major video sites.

Even though M4V file format is designed by Apple company, it enjoys wide popularity on iOS, Windows, Linux and Android operating systems. And there are many programs that can get M4V files opened and edited like iMovie, VLC, Movavi Video Editor and so on.

Part 2: How to edit M4V file on Windows/Mac

Here we will introduce you 2 M4V editors in editing M4V file separately on Windows and Mac.

1. iMovie - excellent M4V editing tool on Mac

This is a decent editing tool to get M4V video files edited on Mac. iMovie is designed by Apple, it is a flagship program which helps get videos created and edited on Mac. You can get M4V files edited easily in iMovie by using various kinds of functions like trimming, cropping, adding subtitle, background music, special effects, and so on. Additionally, you can use the feature of animated tile and filter in the program to make your video more professional.


2. Windows Movie Maker - M4V editing tool on Windows

To make sure that you can get M4V videos edited in high quality on Windows, Windows Movie Maker is a perfect program for your choice. It is designed by Microsoft and widely used in editing video, besides that, Windows Movie Maker is a part of the comprehensive suite Windows Essential software. The multiple functions like cropping, flipping, rotating, adjusting sound, trimming, zooming and so on can be done via Windows Movie Maker.


Part 3: How to play M4V file on Windows/Mac

To play M4V video files on your computer with good visual effect, Leawo Blu-ray Player is absolutely the best choice for your consideration. This excellent media player offers a great solution to media playback in the leisure entertainment. It is a free player for DVD, Blu-ray disc, HD video, ISO file, and audio. Whatever the DVD disc is commercial or regular, Leawo Blu-ray Player is compatible with it and can play it without any limit.

It is the greatest free app to play various kinds of videos on Windows and Mac. In the meantime, as it is a free DVD player, the DVD disc, DVD folder, and DVD ISO image files all can be played for free. Besides that, it is also a free player for 4K video, which can deliver high definition image and audio with 4K displays.

What’s more, all the program settings have been done by Leawo Blu-ray player automatically even if you are a novice, all the automatic settings are very simple without betraying your willingness. Therefore, Leawo Blu-ray Player is the best program for Blu-ray dis, DVD disc, video, audio, ISO file playback on Windows or Mac.

Apart from the above features, Leawo Blu-ray Player also acts an excellent converter to convert Blu-ray/DVD disc, DVD folder and ISO files to MKV format. It can convert the Blu-ray/DVD disc to MKV output format in the original quality.

Hereby, let’s move on and have a look at the specific steps of how to play M4V file on Windows/Mac. Below, you can follow the guidance to perform the task step by step.

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Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac or for windows, then run Leawo Blu-ray Player and you will enter an intuitive interface which has three options to proceed with. Click on the button “Open File” and you can browse and get the target M4V files loaded to the program.

After you get the source M4V files loaded, the loaded files can be seen on the playlist, you can open multiple M4V files by clicking on the button which come with a triangle and horizontal lines. You also can get all loaded files displayed from the playlist by pressing on the thumbnail button or hitting on the three-line button. If you want to add the extra file or remove the unwanted files or delete playlist, you can press on the plus button, minus button or trash icons button.


Step 2. [Optional] You can make subtitle settings during playback, you can bring out 4 icons by moving the mouse to title, then press on the icon button “Subtitles” to make settings like Enable subtitles, Subtitle offset, Subtitle selecting, Browse for subtitle. You also can right-click to the main interface to get the subtitle settings opened, then select “Subtitles” to adjust the settings.


Step 3. [Optional] You can click on the icon button “Video” from the top left corner or have a right-click to the main interface, then go into Video Settings by selecting “Videos” option, in which you can get videos settings adjusted during playback.


Step 4. [Optional] Click on “Audio” icon button from the top left corner or you can right-click to the main interface and select the option “Audio” to set audio like audio volume, offset, output, amplification and more during playback.



If you want to watch M4V files with original quality, an excellent free media player Leawo Blu-ray player is undoubtedly the best option for you, this is not only a free Blu-ray disc player, DVD disc player, video player, audio player and ISO files player.

The most important point is that you can play all videos without any limit, even it is protected by regions, movie studios and others. The good quality image and audio track will deliver you good enjoyment with this cinema-like home theatre system. Since there are so many advantages of free Leawo Blu-ray player, why not go to download it on your Windows or Mac to begin a good experience in watching movies in different formats. You will find this multi-functional media player will bring you distinguished movie experience.