M4V file extension

Below you'll find information on
known file type that uses the .M4V file extension.

iTunes Video File
Extension Added: June, 19th 2013
Last Updated: June, 19th 2013

Category:Video Files
Popularity: (Very common)

The M4V file format was developed by Apple and it’s currently used as the default format for iTunes videos.  

M4V files are very similar to MP4 files with the only difference being the copyright protection added by Apple. Other than that, in terms of video and audio content they’re basically the same. Both formats use the MPEG-4 video compression and the AAC audio compression.

Video files with added copyright protection can only be played if the computer is authorized through iTunes with the buyer’s account. M4V files that are not protected can be opened with most media players by changing the extension to MP4.