“I have few .m4v videos and the media player installed on my system will not play those M4V file formats. The file seems to start playing, but there is no audio or video output. Is there any reason for this and how to play M4V files on my computer?”
M4V is a video file format developed by Apple Inc. to encode files on its devices and platforms like iTunes. M4V file format is similar to MP4 but, M4V videos are DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected.
Typically, DRM encoded M4V files can be opened only on iTunes and QuickTime. If you are able to play M4V on Windows or on Mac OS X without iTunes/QuickTime player, then your M4V files are not DRM protected.
In case, your M4V file does not play on any other media player including QuickTime/iTunes then, it looks like the file is corrupted or damaged.
In such instances, try to download M4V video file again or check you have any backup. Try playing the re-downloaded M4V file using the QuickTime or iTunes player then, give a try for other third-party media players. In case, M4V file won’t play on any media player then try below steps.
There are various ways to play or open M4V video files, the below mentioned are some of the common ways to open and play M4V files:
As mentioned earlier, M4V file format is the natively made for the Apple environment. The chances of M4V not playing on your Windows computer is quite common. You can simply fix this by trying to play the video file on VLC or any other media player.
If you are not able play video on VLC player or Windows Media Player then move on to the next method.
Convert your M4V video to MP4, AVI, MOV, MP3, or any other video file formats and then play.
If your M4V file is not playing even after following the above mentioned methods, then M4V file might not be playing due to corruption in the file. There are plenty of reasons that can corrupt or damage your M4V files and making them unplayable. In such situations, the best way to play M4V files is to use a video repair tool.
Remo Video Repair Tool is the most recommended to fix videos of various file formats like MOV, MP4, M4V, AVI and many more. The tool works on a read only mode and ensures that your M4V video will be repaired safely. Download and try the tool for free now.
To repair M4V file file, download and install Remo Video Repair Software, follow the below mentioned steps:
Step 1: Launch the tool, click on select file and select the corrupt M4V video file
Step 2:Click on the Repair button to start the M4V video file repair process.
Step 3: After completion of the M4V file repair process, verify the repaired file by clicking the Preview repaired file button.
At last, if you are pleased with the M4V video repair process, click Save repaired file option and proceed to save the repaired M4V file on your desired location.
Note: Make sure you select the Healthy File which is having the same codec as of your corrupt M4V video.
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