Identical to MPEG-4, M4V is a video format that is often used to encode files on Apple devices. Due to the FairPlay DRM copyright protection, some users can’t open M4V files on their computers with the built-in browser. Luckily, all those that want to play M4V on Mac will be able to use the solution we identified to watch M4V and other codecs no matter if they are using Mac or Windows.
Developed by Apple Inc., M4V is a video container format that is very similar to MP4, especially when talking about 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 the App Store. Apple often uses DRM protection on their files leading to issue in playback if you don’t have the proper player. It allows them to choose the computers that can play with certain files.
Unfortunately, sometimes you can’t play M4V files in Apple Music or QuickTime Player. M4V files have to meet specific requirements to be played on Apple Music. 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 third-party Mac M4V player to play M4V files as they are.
2. Choose the file and play.
Add M4V files to Elmedia Player either of the ways:
3. Enjoy the video.