How to Convert AVI to M4V on Mac

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Published: 02nd November 2012
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Best solution for converting AVI to M4V on mac OS

One friend asked me how to convert avi files in to m4v format, so that he can use them on an ipod. He has tons of downloads from free torrents sites, but can't get them to work on the ipod. I guess many people may have met the same question because Apple devices just support Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format. While m4v is high compatible with Apple devices which is developed by Apple Company. So, if you want to play these downloaded avi videos smoothly on an iPod or iPhone, iPad and so on, you need to convert them into m4v format.

m4v is not a stranger to iDevices users. Gernerally speaking, it is the high definition format of mp4. The differences are the optional Apple's DRM copyright protection, and the treatment of AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio which is not standardized for the MP4 container. In addition, M4V files are opened with iTunes player by default. MP4 files are opened with QuickTime player by default. Besides Apple iTunes and Apple QuickTime Player, M4V files can also be opened and played with the version of Windows Media Player.

Then how to change these avi files to m4v format? With so many files which need to be converted, can we find a best and high efficient solution? Well, for mac users, you can get the best solution with a professional program - Video Converter for Mac. The conversion process is just so easy and the conversion efficiency is satisfied. Now, let see what should we use this smart program with following step by step guide.

1. Load files to the program. Launch the program, you can conveniently drag the avi files into this program or you can click "File" item to import files. Please note that batch conversion and video previewing also supported.

2. Select m4v as the Output format. You can click the "Output Setting" icon and select m4v as your output format in the "Format" list.

3. You can do some output settings. You are able to adjust the video and audio codec, resolution, frame rate and bit rate by clicking “Options” item in the output setting menu before the conversion.

4. Start conversion on Mac. Just click "Start" button, conversion will begin at fast speed and high quality. You are able to delete the files or stop the conversion during the process.

Apart from the above conversion process, you may want to make some editions. This function is available on this program too. You can click “Edit” icon on the main interface to apply special features to the output video through trimming, cropping, video adjustments, add subtitle and watermark. If you want to merge several videos into one, you can also click "Edit" item on the tool bar and choose the merge tool to combine videos.

batch conversion users, if you are unwilling to spend so long time on the conversion process. Please note that we have some settings which could solve your problem. You can set "After conversion" mode on the conversion interface. It provide "Put computer to sleep", "Shut down my computer" and "Do noting" three options for you.

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