Will ipad play movies with m4v extension?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by durangojim, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. durangojim
    Offline

    durangojim iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Just trying to figure out the best way to get my movies on the ipad. Plan on using handbrake, but not sure what settings to use.
  2. Yokhaji
    Offline

    Yokhaji iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    i use handbrake all the time to rip my movies. I just leave the settings default and the movies work fine on my ipad.
  3. kensteele
    Offline

    kensteele iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    35
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    yes m4v will play on ipad
  4. wildpearcreative
    Offline

    wildpearcreative iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Still problems

    We have an online media library, dense with .m4vs (only some of which have been converted by handbrake).

    When clicked on, the .m4vs will not play. Just a "Play" button with a circle and slash through it.

    Any help? It affects a few thousand users right now, and we don't want to have to reupload all the vids.
  5. Sonny Burnett
    Offline

    Sonny Burnett iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    752
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    The format is iPad compatible.
  6. kensteele
    Offline

    kensteele iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    35
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    not sure, sorry.
  7. Shirley1988
    Offline

    Shirley1988 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Yes, iPad can play iTunes M4V movies, you'd better look at this:Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter Platinum, it's able to help you convert iTunes M4V movies to iPad video.
  8. AQ_OC
    Offline

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,411
    Thanks Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +430 / 0
    I have over 100 m4v I created using Handbrake...they all play fine and many of them are 1080p (for my laptops). If you have some that were not created with Handbrake, then who knows what you have. You may want to try a converter like AVS Video Converter on those files to see if you can find a setting to make them work. You can Google for it. It has lots of settings.
  9. capy10000
    Offline

    capy10000 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    United States
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    iPad/Handbrake/m4v

    This happens to me as well. My iPad does not play the m4v. Maybe it's the way I am getting the vids on to the iPad? I am converting the m4v's into mp4 with Miro.

    After converting the video to mp4, I learned that it is not the format but how I was getting the video on the iPad. The m4v worked when I followed these instructions:

    • Save the video to your computer
    • Connect your iPad to your computer
    • Open iTunes on your computer and find the 'Movies' section on your iPad
    • Drag the video into the 'Movies' section in iTunes
    • Launch your iPad, navigate to the 'Videos' app
    • The video should be viewable
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
can ipad play m4v
,

ipad m4v

,

m4v ipad

,

m4v on ipad

,
m4v to ipad