M4V Converter for Mac - 3 ways to convert M4V to MOV on Mac
Spent lots of time on renting and downloading iTunes HD movie, but you just can't finish watching your movie for various unexpected reasons. And now you really want to keep them until you are free to enjoy the movies on your iPad, iPod, iPhone or through Apple TV, or at least in QuickTime on your Mac. So here are the problems you are facing : 1. How to remove the DRM from iTunes rented movie so that you can be free from the expiration; 2. How to convert M4V to MOV then you can continue to enjoy iTunes rentals on your Apple devices.
In fact, to fullfil your needs above is not mission impossible. Here, we will show you 3 ways to get your rented iTunes M4V movie to MOV. With the following M4V Converters for Mac you will be able to keep the iTunes movie as long as you want.
1. NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus (Mac 10.5 and later | Size: 14 MB)
NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus gains fame for its best-in-class speed and output quality. This M4V to MOV converter is specially designed for M4V DRM removal which helps to convert iTunes DRM M4V videos both purchases and rentals into DRM-free MOV with high quality at ease. To convert your iTunes M4V to MOV, you just need to add the movie file into the program then choose to output same as source MOV videos. Besides, it supports converting DRM M4V to MP4, AVI, MPEG, 3GP formats for playback on lots of popular devices, such as Motorola, Samsung Galaxy, Sony, Blackberry, Kindle Fire, HTC, iPad, iPhone, iPod, WD TV, PSP, PS3 and more.
Key Features: M4V DRM Remover + Video Converter + Video to Audio Converter.
Conversion Theory: Deciphering.
Pros: Convert iTunes DRM M4V to MOV with best quality & speed. Offer plenty of customizable output profiles. Retain chapter details and multiple sound track. Fully compatible with latest iTunes, and Mac OS.
Cons: Currently DRM videos of other formats are not supported.
2. Pavtube ChewTune (Mac 10.7 and previous | Size: 35 MB)
Pavtube ChewTune is an intuitive iTunes recording tool and converter software. This iTunes video converter allows you to convert iTunes M4V to MOV format for playback in QuickTime. And it also offers Avid DNxHD MOV and DVCPRO MOV format for choosing. What's more, Pavtube ChewTune can video and audio files like .mp4, .wmv, .m4v, .asf, .mov, .wma, .mp3, .m4a, etc. to many other commonly used Audio/Video formats, which makes it possible for you to freely enjoy the converted files on almost all multimedia devices.
Key Features: DRM Remover + Audio Converter + Video Converter.
Conversion Theory: Recording & Deciphering.
Pros: Supports 5.1 audio channels output in Apple TV profiles, convert iTunes M4V to MOV with good quality.
Cons: It is NOT compatible with Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 or Apple iTunes 11. iTunes 10.5 is required to run the program.
3. Any Video Converter Ultimate (Mac 10.5 and later | Size: 29.8 MB)
Any Video Converter Ultimate also provides Mac users with an easy way to bypass M4V DRM protection. The program itself only supports unprotected input file, but its recording function can help you capture iTunes movie. After recording movie, you can convert the M4V video to MOV format with the Customized MOV Video output profile. Another fantastic feature is that if you want to edit the iTunes movie/tv show, you can even choose to convert to iMovie, Final Cut Pro/Express, iDVD editable format, with ProRes 422 MOV output.
Key Features: DRM Video Recorder + Video & Audio Converter.
Conversion Theory: Record play and save the recording.
Pros: Record DRM M4V to drm-free MOV. Convert M4V to PreRes 422 MOV for editing.
Cons: It takes you more than movie time to record M4V movie and convert to MOV.
What is MOV format?
MOV video file is a common multimedia format often used for saving movies and other video files, using a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer, compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms. The format specifies a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles).
ProRes & ProRes 422 MOV
ProRes is a line of intermediate codecs, which means they are intended for use during video editing, and not for practical end-user viewing. The benefit of an intermediate codec is that it retains higher quality than end-user codecs while still requiring much less expensive disk systems compared to uncompressed video. It is comparable to Avid's DNxHD codec or CineForm who offer similar bitrates which are also intended to be used as intermediate codecs. ProRes 422 MOV is the format that used a DCT based intra-frame-only codec which is therefore simpler to decode than distribution oriented formats like H.264.
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