What if you have a collection of your favorite movies on DVD and want to enjoy them on your iTunes, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV? Of course, most of the folks are not fond of paying extra money to buy or rent movies from iTunes that you already have on your DVD. Instead, converting DVD to M4V is a great way since M4V is highly compatible with Mac, iTunes and iOS devices. Read below to know the easy solution to rip DVD to M4V with fast speed and least quality loss.
What's the difference between M4V and MP4?
Actually, M4V and MP4 are basically the same format. The difference is that an M4V video might be encrypted with DRM and this kind of M4V video usually comes from iTunes. If there's a program that offers M4V as an output format, the video won't be encrypted. Only Apple uses M4V to contain media streams with DRM. So if you want to convert a video to M4V or rip a DVD to M4V, it's basically the same thing as converting them to MP4.
Best Software to Convert DVD to M4V on Mac/Windows
Ripping DVD to M4V is pretty simple if you have a right tool. There are many programs out there that allow us to extract the contents from a DVD disc and convert them to a digital file format like M4V. If you are seeking for ease of use, the best video output quality, fastest video conversion speed, and the most formats supported, EaseFab LosslessCopy will be your best choice. With it, you can easily get artound the copy protection on DVD and converts the contents to M4V for iTunes syncing and other video players with capacity of playback M4V files. If there are multiple audio tracks or subtitles available, you can choose which should be used for the output M4V video files. Besides M4V, LosslessCopy can also rip DVD to MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, etc. digital video formats.
If you are a Mac user, you can turn to EaseFab LosslessCopy for Mac, which has the same function as the Windows version.
How to rip DVD to M4V without quality loss
Converting DVD to M4V with EaseFab LosslessCopy is simple as ABC. After downloading, install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to rip DVD to M4V in a few clicks! The below guide takes LosslessCopy for Windows (Windows 10 compatible) screenshots for example.
Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies
Insert the Blu-ray disc to the BD drive and then click the Load Disc button to have Blu-ray movies uploaded to EaseFab LosslessCopy. You can also import DVD files, BD/DVD ISO files, IFO files or Blu-ray/DVD folder for conversion.
Tips: Click the drop-down list of Subtitles, then all the subtitles info in the Blu-ray will be shown clearly, so you can select your needed language as your subtitles freely.
Step 2: Select M4V as the output format
Click Format bar and select "M4V - MPEG-4 Video(*.m4v)" from "Common Video" catelog.
There are aslo different optimized M4V formats for Apple TV. Choose any one you need. If you are Apple TV 3 or above, you can select "Apple TV 3 1080p Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)" from the drop down menu. The profile Apple TV 3 is specially designed for 1080p Full-HD quality with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, which can give you perfect movie enjoyment.
Tips: You can modify audio and video properties when it comes to the size, frame rate, bitrate, chanel, audio codec, sample rate, etc in "Settings".
Step 3: Start the DVD to M4V conversion
After everything is OK, hit the big "Convert" button on the main interface to start rip DVD to M4V conversion. A new windows will pop up to show the process bar. Once it is finished, you can locate the generated M4V file in output folder.