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How to Convert iTunes DRM M4V Videos to Common AVI Format Videos on Mac / Windows

There are times that you need to convert your iTunes movies in M4V format to other common video format such as AVI for convenient playback on device. But the common video converter always fail to work successfully, when converting M4V to AVI, you may also meet the problem below:

Hi I just got a new dvd player that plays divx files via USB, but it only plays avi files and i have a ton of movies. Is there a way on a mac to convert m4v to avi. I tried Handbrake (crash), Video Drive, Quicktime, and changing the file extension all to no avail. anybody know how to do this, or any methods that i have tried but maybe something i missed? -- From John

If John know M4VGear before, he will not meet such trouble. M4VGear DRM M4V Converter works as a charming iTunes M4V Converter that helps people easily convert iTunes M4V to AVI, MP4, MOV, FLV, WMV, MP3...format video. And it works on both Mac and Windows platforms.

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Remove DRM First Before Converting iTunes M4V to AVI

Not like other common video formats, the M4V videos from iTunes store can only be played on iTunes or recognized by Apple devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod. The Fairplay DRM protection added in iTunes M4V by Apple Inc stops you from copying, spreading, or editing them when downloaded from iTunes store.

In order to convert iTunes M4V videos to AVI format, we have to remove DRM from M4V videos to make it possible for converting these M4V videos to AVI format videos. M4VGear DRM Media Converter could remove DRM from iTunes purchased and rented M4V videos as well as convert them to AVI, MOV, FLV... format at fast speed. Here let's install M4VGear and see how it works:

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Guide to Convert iTunes M4V to AVI with M4VGear M4V Converter on Mac


Add iTunes M4V Videos to M4VGear for Mac

Click "Add Movies" button to choose the iTunes M4V videos you want to convert to AVI format. M4VGear would automatically detect your iTunes library, so it is easy for you to select the iTunes M4V files you want. After clicking "OK", the selected videos will appear on the panel of M4VGear.

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Choose AVI as Output Format

Check the iTunes M4V videos on the M4VGear panel and choose the output format as Customized AVI Video from the output profile located on the bottom left. Or you can select it by clicking the format icon on the video.

Choose AVI output


Start Converting iTunes M4V to AVI

Click "Convert" button on the bottom right, then there will be a pop up window to show you the conversion process. Please note: during the process, do not control iTunes.

Convert M4V to AVI

When conversion is finished, the output folder will be opened automatically and you can find the AVI files that are converted from iTunes M4V videos there.

Guide to Convert iTunes M4V to AVI with M4VGear on Windows

The process is quite the same as the Mac version does. With simple three steps, you are able to convert iTunes M4V to AVI easily. The M4VGear for Windows is compatible with Windows XP, 7, Vista, 8 and the latest Windows 10. The latest iTunes version is also supported.

Steps to convert M4V to AVI

The AVI (Audio Video Interleave) format is one of the oldest video formats. It is so universally accepted that many people consider it the de facto standard for storing video and audio information on the computer. Due to it’s simple architecture, AVI files are able to run on a number of different systems like Windows, Macintosh, Linux; is also supported by popular web browsers. By using M4VGear DRM Media Converter, you are able to convert iTunes M4V videos to AVI format for widely playback.

Note: M4VGear offers you a one-minute free trial to test out. To unlock the limitation and get free life-time update, we strongly suggest you to use the full version. M4VGear now can be bought at $44.95, which is 10% off from original $49.95.

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