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How to Convert M4V to DVD on Mac OS X (Lion)

"I have a lot of M4V files on my iTunes library; I want to convert M4V videos to DVD disk to backup them. In that way, I can enjoy wonderful M4V on DVD recorders and on TV. But how can I convert M4V to DVD on Mac? I need your advice. Thank you very much." --From USA Terry

What is M4V?

M4V files are iTunes Video Files. The M4V file format is a standard file format for videos for iPods developed by Apple. Nowadays, Apple's products like the iPod, iPhone,iPad and iTunes Store, are becoming more and more popular so M4V files are becoming more commonly used. The M4V file format is based on the MPEG-4 AVC video compression, which is a global media standard with the aim to provide optimized video podcasts for the iPod.

M4V files are used for TV episodes, movies, and music videos in the iTunes Store .M4V files are similar to .MP4 files, both of which are MP4 files. The difference is that 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.

Convert M4V to DVD on Mac

What we need to convert M4V to DVD on Mac?

  • A Mac computer
  • DVD Converter and one blank recordable DVD disc
  • Mac DVD Converting Software like DVD creator for Mac

Note: If you are using Windows and want to burn M4V to DVD, you can refer to DVD Creator for Windows.

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How to Convert M4V to DVD on Mac

1 Download and install Mac DVD Burning Software

This Mac M4V to DVD converter is a powerful DVD maker software that can easily convert and Convert M4V and other popular formats such as MP4, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, WMV, ASF, MOV, DAT, FLV and even most HD video formats: MTS, M2TS (AVCHD TS (MPEG-2), HD M4V (H.264, MPEG-2 HD), HD WMV (VC-1), and HD MOV (H.264, MPEG-4) to DVD for backup and enhancement.

Download and install Mac DVD Converting Software, and then load M4V to the program, just click "+" button to import M4V to this program or simply drag and drop them to it. And rearrange the file list by using the up-down arrows.

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2 Edit files (Optional)

To personalize your DVD files, you can edit M4V or slideshows as well by clicking "Edit" button. For video files, you can crop the frame size, trim into several clips, append effects, add picture/text watermark and rotate.

Convert M4V to DVD Mac

3 Create DVD Menu (Optional)

Mac DVD Creator also allows you to create your own DVD menu with rich selections of DVD menu template. Simply click "Menu" button to select one and set the "Frame", "Button" and "Text" to customize your DVD menu.

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4 Start to burn

After all necessary settings, you need to insert a blank or rewritable disc to your Mac if you want to burn M4V to DVD Mac. Or you can simply convert M4V to DVD folder, .DVDmedia or ISO file on your Mac for later Converting.

Now you can watch M4V movies on our TV sets and you can easily Convert M4V iTunes video to DVD on a Mac and play it in DVD players next time.

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