Tips of Playing M4V Files on Mac

Olga Weis

Experience the Universal M4V Player for Mac - Elmedia Player

What is M4V?

Developed by Apple Inc., M4V is a video container format that is very similar to MP4, especially by keeping a good balance between video quality and its size. Apple uses this format to encode video files, such as music videos, TV shows in iTunes Store. QuickTime Player natively supports M4V files, of course.

Unfortunately it is not that easy to open M4V files in iTunes or QuickTime Player. Only M4V files meeting specific requirements can be played in iTunes. M4V file has to be either encoded as 540 kbit/s (minimum) MPEG-4 video (H.264) with an approximately 128 kbit/s AAC audio track or as a 1.5 Mbit/s (minimum) MPEG-4 video (H.264) with a minimum 128 kbit/s AAC audio.

So if you have an M4V that doesn't meet the above requirements you'll have to go through format conversion and codec search and installation. Or you can download a Mac M4V player - Elmedia - to play M4V on Mac as it is.

M4V Player for Mac

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How to play M4V on Mac with Elmedia?

Elmedia Player offers all features of a good quality M4V player Mac app. Elmedia is compatible with multiple file formats and codecs, including but not limited to MP4, H.264, MKV, M2TS, AAC, AC3. To play M4V on Mac with Elmedia you won't need to change file extension from .m4v to .mp4 or install codecs/plugins. The greatest thing about Elmedia is that it is clean of any ads, malware or annoying third-party pop-ups.

It is a great M4V player for Mac that makes enjoying your videos so much fun and simple. Follow the steps below:

1. Get and open the app.

You can Download Elmedia Multiformat Video Player from Mac App Store and open it.

2. Add and play

Add M4V files to Elmedia Player either of the ways:

  • Drop M4V files to the open player window or onto its icon in your dock.
  • In player's Main menu choose "File" and then "Open".
  • Right-click M4V file in Finder and use "Open With" option. Select Elmedia Player to open the video.

3. See how simple it is

You can finally enjoy your M4V videos on Mac with Elmedia Player! And hey! This awesome M4V player for Mac supports way more formats: FLV, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, etc.

Elmedia Player was created to be an indispensable player app that can become the only app you need for everything video and audio. Its essential feature set includes advanced AirPlay support, screenshots of any movie moment or of the entire playing movie at any set interval, support of subtitles and external sound tracks, shuffling and repeating of playlists.

Elmedia Player for Mac

Requirements: OS X 10.7+ , 36.64MB free space
Version 6.9(1118) (13th Nov, 2017) Release notes