Filetype: iTunes Video File
Category: Video Files
MPEG-4 file extension used for videos downloaded from the Apple iTunes store; includes TV episodes, full-length movies, and music videos; similar to an .MP4 file, but may be copy-protected using Apples FairPlay DRM copyright protection.
To play a protected M4V file, your computer must be authorized (using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video.
Unprotected M4V files may be recognized and played by other video players by changing the file extension from .m4v to .mp4.
Programs open M4V files on Windows
Apple iTunes, Apple QuickTime Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, RealNetworks RealPlayer, Media Player Classic, VideoLAN VLC media player
Programs open M4V files on Mac
Apple iTunes, Apple QuickTime Player, VideoLAN VLC media player
How to play iTunes purchased drm protected M4V files on iPod/iPhone/iPad for Snow Leopard?
For Mac users, to transfer iTunes drm protected M4V files to your iPod/iPhone/iPad, you will first have to remove the itunes drm protections, then convert iTunes M4V to MP4 format to transfer to your iPod/iPhone/iPod with iTunes on your Snow Leopard.