How to Convert M4V to WMV on Mac or Windows

M4V videos downloaded from iTunes store are only limited to play on Apple devices. How to enjoy these M4V files on popular media players such as Windows Media Player, MPlayer or VLC? Here is the solution. You can easily convert M4V to WMV, which is a high compatible format. This article will provide you with the best solution to convert M4V to WMV format on your Mac or Windows OS.

If your M4V file is DRM protected, you can use AVS4Mac M4V to WMV Converter to convert the M4V videos to WMV format directly. And this M4V Converter can help you to convert DRM M4V to any other popular formats. The powerful M4V to WMV Converter also allows you to customize parameter settings for output profiles like video size, bit rate, etc. In addition, you can keep the chapters of the original video with setting Begin and End time for each video to get the specific section. With AVS4Mac M4V to WMV Converter, you can produce your customized M4V movies and easily convert those movies to Windows friendly format.

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  • M4V to WMV Convert purchased iTunes M4V movies to popular formats including MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, MP3, etc.
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>> How to convert M4V to WMV on Mac/Windows with AVS4Mac M4V to WMV Converter

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Add M4V files into this M4V to WMV converter

Launch AVS4Mac M4V to WMV Converter, click Add button to add M4V videos to the program. Then software will open the iTunes WMVies library by default and all available videos will be listed. Select the files and then click "OK".

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Select WMV as the Output Format

Then all videos you have selected will be shown in the file list as follows. Now You can customize the output formats for your target videos in the Output Format list. Click "Profile / Output Format" dropdown list, choose WMV as output format.

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Start Converting M4V to WMV

After the adding and setting work have been done, you can also customize the output path. Then you can convert your desired M4V videos to WMV with only one click.

Note: If you don't set to custom output path, the output files will be saved in the default folder.

What is a WMV file?

WMV is short for Windows Media Video, which is a video compression format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft. As the original WMV files, it usually performs as a kind of stream video format designed for Internet streaming applications. Actually, none of the WMV codecs themselves contain any digital right management facilities. But some WMV files using ASF (Advanced Systems Format) codecs may be encapsulated. Windows Media DRM, which can be used in conjunction with WMV, prevents users accessing their WMV more freely. It limits the time on playing WMV, and other personal use for your WMV files. As a part of PlaysForSure and Windows Media Connect, Windows Media DRM is supported on many portable video devices, like Xbox.

Using open-source media players such as MPlayer and VLC will enable you to play almost any kind of media format, WMV included. However the codecs with which the media file have been created may mean that using its intended player, Windows Media Player, will save you a lot of hassle and ultimately leave you with a better video and audio quality.


AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave file, and is often viewed as the video format that will provide you with the best quality. The truth is that AVI has the capability to ensure the best quality, but in reality it doesn't always measure up. Similarly to WMV files, AVI files are Windows created but Windows have recently dropped support of this file format in favour of the better quality WMV extension, and due to the fact that AVI files became subjects of piracy.

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