Convert iTunes .m4v to .mp4

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bigpoppamac31, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    How can I convert movies and TV shows downloaded from iTunes from m4v to mp4?? Or can I even do that given they are copy protected? I can't even made a still screen cap from any of my iTunes movie or TV show purchases.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Normally it does suffice to rename from .m4v to .mp4, but since that content is copy protected, it will not work anyway, thus no screenshooting and so on.
     
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    Download this http://handbrake.fr/
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    What does that accomplish? Does it remove DRM? If not, another transcoding process is hardly necessary, as .m4v and .mp4 files are almost entirely the same (same video and audio codecs).
     
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  6. macrumors 603

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    Use Requiem - at least, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FairPlay , it's capable of breaking the DRM. (Haven't tested it myself so I'm not sure.)
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks but it only works with iTunes 9.0.2 or earlier. I have iTunes 10.
     
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    how about finding an that itunes release (9.0.2) and install it on another mac (if available)?
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Could I install iTunes 9 on a different user on the same Mac? Worst case scenario is that I'll have to find the episode online and download it "illegally".
     
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    sounds like a plan
     
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    The current version works with iTunes 10.6 and 10.7.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm REQUIEM is working! I just purchased a movie through iTunes and removed DRM protection with Requiem in order to be able to watch it over my Sony Bravia TV.
     
  13. simsaladimbamba

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    You must be new here and in the SPAM business in general. When you post such vague sentences, at least include a link to an example to hide your spam.
    If the other web users have to click on your profile and find your other posts in order to find the website you spam for, does that not defeat the purpose?
    Or is this some new kind of spam, interactive maybe?

    Anyway, good luck, let's see how long you survive.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Requiem is what I've been using for removing iTunes DRM until iTunes 11. Currently I'm addicted to TunesKit, similar to Requiem but works somewhat better in converting the iTunes files to MP4.
    FYI. You can forget about Handbrake for now. I tried it before and it couldn't convert any copy-protected iTunes movie at all.
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    I've had great success with an application called M4VGear. Highly recommend it to convert an iTunes-DRM movie or TV file into a free, unrestricted mp4 file. Great stuff.

    http://www.m4vgear.com
     
  16. macrumors member

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    Does TunesKit re-encode the video? Or does it leave the video untouched and just strips off DRM, like Requiem does?
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    I was curious about that so I contacted their team sometimes ago. They told me that this program doesn't perform a re-encoding of the movie but just leaves unchanged the video and audio tracks by removing all DRM only. After using it for a while, I'd take their word because I can't tell the difference between the original and converted videos by eyes.
     
  18. macrumors member

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    Thanks, I may have to look into switching to it. Right now it's a PITA to keep an extra hard drive with a bootable 10.6 system and old version of iTunes on it just to keep using Requiem.
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    just use HandBrake, it's free and open source ,should satisfy your needs.
     
  20. macrumors member

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    Nope, doesn't satisfy my needs.
     
  21. DioGuardi, Nov 8, 2014
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    Here, I found a very powerful Video Converter Ultimate for you, it do support converting .m4v to mp4.What's more, it's also the combination of Video Converter, Youtube Downloader, Video Editor, Video Player, DVD Ripper & DVD Creator.
     
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    Wouldn't opening it in quicktime, then going to file>export will work?
     
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    As a whole, you shouldn't have to convert. All it (usually) requires is changing the extension. I do it all the time.
     

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