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M4V to DVD Mac/Win: How to convert M4V to DVD for TV?

"How can I convert M4V to DVD on Mac? I have a lot of M4V files on my iTunes library and I want to convert M4V videos to DVD disk to backup them. In that way, I can enjoy M4V on DVD recorders and on TV. But how can I convert M4V to DVD on Mac?"


What is M4V and how to play M4V 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 Apple's 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."


How to convert and burn M4V to DVD on Mac/Windows?

To burn M4V to DVD for backup? To convert M4V to DVD for watch on a DVD player? For either purpose, you can burn them onto DVD easily with a professional DVD burning software.


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We mentioned above, there are protected and unprotected M4V files, does it make any difference when coming to the burning? Yes. To burn unprotected M4V to DVD, change the file extension from ".m4v" to ".mp4, and then use DVD Creator for Mac.

To convert protected M4V to DVD format, thanks to the DRM, the first thing to do is to remove the DRM protection. Otherwise there is no way to burn them. To remove DRM from M4V files, you may use DRM Media Converter. (Only available for Windows) Once you’ve removed the DRM, you are able to burn them to DVD easily. The following guide shows you the step by step on how to convert M4V to DVD on Mac using DVD Creator for Mac. (For Windows users, please check out DVD Creator for Windows.)


Download and Install DVD Creator for Mac

This specially designed M4V to DVD converter lets you burn M4V and many other video files to DVD with good quality. Download and install the program on your Mac.


Load M4V Files to the Program

Click the source "Import" button and select your M4V files from the window that appears. You may add multiple at a time to fit the capacity of a DVD disc. Photos are also supported.



Customize DVD Menu (Optional)

Click on Menu button and from the window you can select a DVD menu. You can customize DVD frames, buttons, add text, background music and background image, etc.



Convert M4V to DVD

Insert your blank DVD disc (DVD Format Knowledge) into your computer drive. Click on Burn tab and do the final setting at the burn windows, e.g. name your DVD disk, etc. Then click Burn and DVD Creator will get started the M4V to DVD burning task.

The DVD will be ejected once the burning is done. So, you have just successfully learned how to convert M4V to DVD, now you can watch them on a DVD player. Have fun.



1. Burn M4V to DVD on Windows
Once you’ve remove DRM from M4V files, you may convert M4V to DVD on Windows using DVD Creator for Windows. It’s totally easy to use and professional.



2. How to tell if a M4V file is protected or not?
You can actually tell by playing M4V files. A protected M4V file can be only played with iTunes with account authorized. So to speak, if you are able to play M4V files by other media player than iTunes, congratulations, most probably it’s an unprotected M4V file.


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