Converting MP4 to M4V for Apple TV – MP4 to Apple TV Converter
"I have been trying to convert an HD MP4 file to M4V for Apple TV using both Quicktime Pro and iTunes itself. For some reason, I end up with a white screen but I can hear the audio, just no picture. All of the specs for Apple TV says that you can use MP4, MOV or M4V files yet the only file that will sync with Apple TV is the M4V file. Why is this, and why when I convert the MP4 file in iTunes or Quicktime using the Apple TV template, it will not convert properly?"
Apple TV Technical Specifications
- H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
- MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
MP4 vs M4V
MPEG-4 file extension used for videos downloaded from the Apple iTunes store; includes TV episodes, full-length movies, and music videos; similar to an .MP4 file, but may be copy-protected using Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright protection.
To play a protected M4V file, your computer must be authorized (using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video.
Unprotected M4V files may be recognized and played by other video players by changing the file extension from ".m4v" to ".mp4."
Note and Tips
As that user said he/she can hear the audio only, but no picture, that's probably the video is for DRM copy protected, in addition, maybe the mp4/m4v's technical specification can not meet the requirements of Apple TV listed on the official website. How to fix those problems? You should take MP4 to Apple TV Converter to help you out.
How to convert mp4 to Apple TV
To convert mp4 to Apple TV on Mac X Lion, you should download professional application to do so. MP4 to Apple TV Converter is the very software that you are looking for. With it, not only can help you convert MP4 to the video format which matches Apple TV technical specifications, also can remove DRM from iTunes movies that purchases or rents in legal area. What's more, the simple step-by-step operation could give you a great experience to convert MP4 to Apple TV on Mac OS.
Download MP4 to Apple TV Converter and launch it;
- Click-one. Import MP4 video;
- Click-two. Choose "Apple TV MPEG-4 (.mp4)" or "Apple TV AVC(.mp4)"as output format;
- Click-three. Click "Convert" button to convert MP4 file.
Note and Tips
Mac MP4 to Apple TV Converter is professional application to convert video from one format to another. When you purchases or rents a video with M4V format from iTunes Store, you are not allowed to transfer it to any other Non-Apple portable media players, such as Sony Walkman, PSP/PS3, iRiver, even mobile phones like popular Nokia, BlackBerry etc, that because the DRM Copy-Protection is made by the movie producers for copyright protection. So how to remove DRM from those iTunes movies? Probably, my article of "Remove DRM from iTunes movie" would help you out.