More than often, I download and purchase videos from iTunes and turns out they are in DRM protected M4V format. How do I convert and burn M4V to DVD so that I can view them on common DVD player through big screen TV instead of the computer? What programs are available to use? And how?
M4V files are used for TV episodes, movies, and music videos in the iTunes Store. Most M4V files from iTunes are DRM protected. This means if you want to convert and burn M4V to DVD, you will have to remove the DRM protection and convert M4V to MP4 first. So basically, there are 2 parts to convert and burn M4V to DVD: Remove M4V DRM protection and convert M4V to unprotected MP4, burn M4V (MP4) to DVD.
This tutorial will show you the simple steps on how to exactly convert and burn M4V to DVD.
Depending on M4V files, there are two ways to convert M4V to MP4:
A. Unprotected M4V files may be recognized and played by other video players by changing the file extension from ‘.m4v’ to ‘.mp4’.
B. Use professional DRM Removal software to remove DRM protection from iTunes M4V files and convert M4V to MP4. Media Converter is a professional DRM Removal and Converter software.
Here’s the guide:
Step2 Add M4V videos
Step3 Set output file format
Step4 Convert M4V to MP4
Note: Detailed guide, please refer to: How to convert DRM protected iTunes M4V videos to MP4?
DVD Creator is the easiest and professional M4V to DVD converter software which lets you convert and burn M4V (MP4) to DVD disc easily.
Free Download DVD Creator to your computer. And then double click the .exe file to install and launch it.
Click on Load Video button in the upper left interface to locate M4V files (converted MP4 files), and add them to this M4V to DVD converter. Drag and drop loaded MP4 videos to the storyboard below to make further operation.
Before burning M4V to DVD, you may want to edit videos according to your needs by cropping, trimming, adding watermark, etc. You may also personalize the DVD menu style and transition effects.
Also, once you've finished all necessary customizations, insert a blank writable DVD disc (DVD-R is recommended.) and click on Burn button to burn M4V videos to DVD.
Burn M4V to DVD disc: Click "Burn", select "DVD" option in the "Burn to" field, select your TV Standard and output Aspect Ratio, and click "Start" to burn your project.
Burn M4V to ISO or DVD Folder: Click "Burn", select the "DVD Folder" or "ISO file" option, specify a folder to save generated DVD files, then click "Start" to start converting M4V video to ISO or DVD folder.
So, you just have finished burning M4V to DVD, now you can play your M4V files on home DVD player in your living room through TV. Also, now you may share your favorite movies with your friends. You can also use this DVD burning tool to burn iTunes, iPhone and many other videos to DVD disc for playback on DVD players.