(100% Work) How to Convert M4V Video to DVD on Windows and Mac
Last Updated on December 31, 2020 by Robert Jackson
While using Apple iTunes to download a video, we’ll find that the video file has a .m4v suffix. It’s pretty easy to play that M4V video with iTunes or any other media player software on our computer.
However, we may find that it’s hard to convert, edit, trim, or transfer the M4V video since Apple has applied its FairPlay copy protection method on the video file to restrict personal transfer and edit.
Such protection causes great inconvenience to us when we want to transfer the M4V video to a DVD for backup and storage.
It would be lucky that if you’re the one who creates an M4V video on Macintosh with Handbrake as the video is not copy-protected. But still, it may bother you that you cannot find any apps that may help you burn the self-made M4V video to a DVD.
So today, to help you burn the M4V video file to a DVD successfully, I’ll unveil every step of the positive method in the following sections. Hope that you can have the M4V video burned without any errors.
About the M4V format
Developed by Apple, the M4V format is mainly used as the default video format for iTunes Movies, TV shows, and Music videos. Using the same compression method and framework, the M4V is similar to MP4, one of the most compatible video format.
By adding a DRM technology (Digital Right Management) – FairPlay DRM copyright protection, an iTunes movie can only play on a computer that is authorized via iTunes with the account that you used to purchase and download the video.
Luckily, there’re ways to get rid of the DRM method on the file. Before we start to burn the M4V video to a DVD, we need to remove the DRM from the M4V file.
Part 1: Remove the DRM from the M4V video
To make your M4V video be able to burn and transfer to a DVD, let’s use Leawo Prof. DRM to remove the DRM from the video file first.
Leawo Prof. Media is the tool that helps you remove the DRM while won’t affect the quality and compatibility of the file. With this program installed on your computer, you can easily bypass the DRM from an iTunes movie, TV show, music, eBooks, and Spotify music as well.
As a top-notch DRM-removal tool, Leawo will convert the encrypted M4V video into a more compatible DRM-free MP4 file with a lossless frame and sound quality.
Now, let’s see how to turn your M4V file DRM-free.
Download and install the Leawo Prof. DRM
Click the buttons below to download it for free.
Import the iTunes M4V video file
Launch the program and choose Video&Music Converter on the interface.
Then, locate the M4V video, drag it to the interface of the program, and release. Leawo will immediately analyze the video.
Setup for the M4V-to-MP4 conversion
Next, click the Edit button to decide the audio channel and subtitle track of the output video.
Then, look down and find the Output option, click the three-dot icon to choose a destination folder to save the output video.
Convert the M4V video
Now, click the Convert button to remove the DRM and convert the M4V to an MP4 video.
When the process is complete, you’ll have a DRM-free MP4 video that is waiting to burn to a DVD.
Part 2: Burn the converted M4V video to a DVD
Now, let’s see how to burn the M4V video file(it’s an MP4 file now) to a DVD.
MethodUse the default Copy&Paste
You may consider the DVD as a USB drive. Simply insert the disc into the disk tray, then copy the MP4 file and paste it to the DVD.
MethodUse a professional DVD burner
Sometimes, using the Copy&Paste feature will affect the quality of the video. To avoid the possible quality loss, you’d better take advantage of a professional DVD burner program to carry on the M4V-to-DVD transfer.
Here, I recommend the Tipard DVD Creator, one of the most popular and useful DVD burner software.
Now, let’s use the program to burn the M4V video to a DVD.
Load up the file to Tipard DVD Creator
Insert a DVD into the disc tray, then launch Tipard on your computer. On its interface, click the Add Media File button and input the M4V video.
Set up for the DVD creation
Tipard will display the MP4 video on the interface along with the optional audio and subtitle. You may choose one.
Then, locate Video Quality. If you’re in pursuit of lossless quality, set the value as High. Or you may stick to the default Fit to Disc.
And Tipard will detect the disc that you use to burn files, DVD-5 or DVD-9.
Hit Next to proceed.
Design the Menu
Now, you may create a Menu for the movie disc. By using a template, re-positioning buttons, adding background music, changing scenes, you can create a Menu to surprise others and please yourself.
Complete the burning
As everything is set, click the Burn button to start the process. Tipard will burn the M4V video to the DVD, the process will be complete in a few minutes.
When it’s done, eject the disc from the disc tray. You may start to watch the movie on a big-screen or preserve the disc on a case to avoid damage.