Rental Movies File type?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mtfield, May 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2008
    I was watching a rental from itunes tonight and it occurred to me that not only can I watch it on my apple tv but on my iphone too and it is only one file... I have been annoyed by the fact that when i convert a file for apple tv using handbrake It looks great on the tv, but the file wont work on my iphone so then i have to copy the file to a iphone compatible format... but if the rentals can play on both then there must be a better way to convert movies to one high quality file that plays on both.. no? so does anyone know the itune rental file format?
  2. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    M4V is the container. h.264/MP4 is the file format. I've bought movies and it's in that file format/container.


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