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Best M4V to MKV Converter - Transfer M4V to MKV with Ease

Published on 01 September 17
With the development of technology, there are couples of excellent free converters existing to convert media formats, from one format to another on the market. If you have tried some tools for you to convert your digital content, you must have a good knowledge on converting unprotected M4V to MKV format, since it’s not a difficult task to transfer DRM-free M4V to MKV with the help of one of the common M4V to MKV converters. But how about converting the DRM-limited M4V files, especially for converting iTunes DRM M4V to MKV format? It’s well known to all that iTunes digital content, such as movies, TV episodes, music videos, iTunes extras are encoded with M4V container format paired with FairPlay DRM technology with the purpose for preventing unlicensed sharing. As a result, if you would like to play iTunes movies and TV shows on other non-Apple devices and players that support MKV formats but these devices are not available for M4V format, here, you can convert DRM M4V to MKV through the following tutorial.

Step 1 Import iTunes DRM M4V videos

This smart DRM M4V to MKV Converter supports two approaches to input iTunes DRM movies and TV shows that you want to convert. The most common way is to add video files by clicking the "+" button easily. And then, iTunes will be launched immediately and iTunes library will turn up automatically, in which you can choose these iTunes M4V videos as you like. The other method is to drag and drop DRM M4V files to the right area directly.

Step 2Set the HD MKV as the output format

Once you imported ITunes M4V content to this professional software, you need to click the "Format" button at the lower left bottom of main interface of this program. It will pop up a new windows with various formats. Then, you could click the "HD video" to select the HD M4V tab. In this step, you are allowed to touch the "gear" icon to customize other parameters for the output, such as video size, bit rate, etc.

Step 3Convert iTunes M4V videos to MKV files

Now, click the "Convert" button to remove DRM protection and convert iTunes M4V movies and TV episodes to MKV videos losslessly. After that, you could find these converted DRM-free M4V files on the destination folder.

MKV & M4V - What's the Differnece

MKV originated in Russia in 2002, is short for the video file format of Matroska Multimedia Container that is an open standard, free container format. M4V files compatible with online media can support chapter, menu, and metadata. Different from traditional concept, MKV is not an audio or video compression format, but actually multimedia container format with putting the audio, video, and subtitles fused into a single file.

M4V developed by Apple Inc., is one of the standard formats of video file. There are two types of M4V, called namely unprotected M4V files and DRM-restricted M4V files. Non-DRM M4V videos are able to be playable on various devices and players. But, iTunes protected DRM M4V files are only recognized by Apple-approved devices, such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, etc. due to the extraordinary encryption technology from Apple Inc.
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