How to Merge/Combine/Join Multiple M4V Videos into One File

December 01, 2020Ashley Mae

Great video production has been trimmed and merged many times.

If you want to create an amazing video, combining video is the compulsory subject.

How to merge multiple M4V videos, including audio into one file?

A video joiner is a solution.

In what is following, we shall show you how to join 2 or more M4V files and other videos and audio into one file on Mac and PC.

Read on to find more details.

Merge M4V

Part 1. Top 5 Software to Merge M4V Files into One File

Video Converter Ultimate – Merge M4V and Video/Audio on PC & Mac

Video Merger Online – Combine M4V Files Online

iMovie – Join M4V Files and Audio on Mac

VLC – Combine M4V Files Across Platforms (Windows/Mac/Linux)

Windows Movie Maker – Merge M4V and Audio on Windows

Video Converter Ultimate – Merge M4V and Video/Audio on PC & Mac

Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate is an all-in-one video merger to combine videos and audio into one video or audio file on PC and Mac. Merging M4V videos is one of its editing features, which includes, rotate, flip, split, watermark, crop, filter, enhance, etc. Besides, it can convert video and DVD over 300 formats (including 4K), create GIFs, convert 3D files, and more.

VCU Merge M4V

Pros

  • Merge M4V and other videos into M4V, MP4, MOV, WMV, etc.
  • Combine M4V video and audio together to create new background music.
  • Join M4V files without recoding and keeping the original quality.
  • Arrange order freely.

Cons

  • It is not free.

Video Merger Online – Combine M4V Files Online

Video Merge Online is a completely free online M4V file joiner. It can combine several M4V video files into one long file. Without downloading any M4V merger software, it can combine M4V and other video files online directly through your Windows and Mac browser.

M4V video merger online

Pros

  • Free put several M4V files into one together online.
  • Support 1080p HD M4V files.
  • Recode M4V files after merging.

Cons

  • Cannot merge M4V file into audio together.
  • The order is arranged by uploading order, and cannot be adjusted.

iMovie – Join M4V Files and Audio on Mac

iMovie, is the free video editor on Mac. It is the built-in video editing software from Apple, with which you can add audio into an M4V video, and merge several M4V files into one long movie. Apart from the merging feature, iMovie also lets you add transitions, edit the caption, and edit video effects before exporting.

iMovie merge M4V

Pros

  • It merges M4V files via its timeline editing pane.
  • Merge M4V and audio files into one file on Mac.

Cons

  • Only support limited video files.
  • Some M4V video files are protected by DRM cannot be imported to iMovie. (Learn here to convert M4V to MP4.)

VLC – Combine M4V Files Across Platforms (Windows/Mac/Linux)

VLC is a cross-platform media player on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. Here, it plays a role in combining M4V files. Strictly speaking, it is not an M4V video merger. It combines the M4V files by converting multiple files into one file with recoding. So, you should arrange the order while adding the M4V files into VLC.

Merge M4V in VLC

Pros

  • Merge M4V files across platforms.
  • Recode M4V files while combing them.

Cons

  • It is not user-friendly to combine M4V videos.
  • All the files will be arranged in the order, and cannot set the audio as the background music.

Windows Movie Maker – Merge M4V and Audio on Windows

Windows Movie Maker is a free Windows video editor. It is compatible with Windows 10/8/7 users and offers the basic editing effects like crop, split, cut, merge, green-screen effect, picture-in-picture, etc. Supporting a wide range of video and audio formats like ASF, WMV, M4V, 3GP, MOV, MP4, WAV, MP3, AAC, M4A, etc.

Merge M4V windows movie maker

Pros

  • Free to merge M4V files on Windows.
  • Support a wide range of formats.

Cons

  • Only Windows Movie Maker 2012 (Wave 5) is compatible with Windows 10.
  • The interface is out-dated and Microsoft is not intended to upgrade it.

Part 2. How to Combine M4V Files on PC/Mac

The above best 5 M4V merger programs can help you combine multiple files into one file easily. No matter which one you download, the steps are pretty easy.

Here, we will take Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate as an example.

The process starts with downloading Video Converter Ultimate.

Step 1. Add M4V Files
Initiate this software, drag and drop the M4V files and other videos into this software directly.
Moreover, you can click the big plus button in the middle to add the M4V or other video files.
Add files new
Step 2. Merge multiple M4V files with video or audio
To join M4V files, you are offered 2 ways.
Add M4V videos with other videos
Here, in the main interface, you just need to drag and drop the file to arrange the order. Alternatively, the arrow-down or arrow-up icon on the right side will help you arrange the order as you wish.
Afterward, tick the box of Merge into one file at the bottom.
Arrange m4v files order
Add M4V videos with audio
To merge audio with the m4V video, the steps are different.
1. You need to click and select the M4V file.
2. Click the Edit icon (the star image).
3. Navigate the Audio tab.
4. Click the Add icon to import the background audio into the M4V file.
Merge m4v with audio
Step 3. Export M4V file with or without recoding
When you arrange the merge order, it comes to the export step.
Here, Video Converter Ultimate provides you with 2 options.
Merge M4V without recoding
Click the dropdown list of the Down icon at the right side; next, select M4V from the left pane in the pop-up screen; finally, select Same as source.
Merge m4v without recording
Combine M4V with recoding
To join M4V files to MP4, MOV or other video formats, just select the format you need and choose the resolution and encoder as you wish from the drop-down list of the Down icon.
Merge m4v without encoding
Finally, you should choose the destination for storing the merged file, and click the Convert All button at the bottom-right corner to start merging the 4MV files.
Merge m4v

Part 3. FAQs of Joining M4V Files

What is M4V compatible with?

M4V is a video container developed by Apple, and is compatible with Apple devices like iTunes, QuickTime Player. Besides, M4V files can be played with VLC media player, RealPlayer, Media Player Classic, Zoom Player, K-Multimedia Player, MPlayer, DivX Plus Player, and Nero Showtime (included with Nero Multimedia Suite). However, a DRM protected M4V file can only be opened on a computer authorized using iTunes.

Can iTunes convert M4V to MP4?

No. Being protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM policy, iTunes M4V movies cannot be converted to MP4. To remove DRM from iTunes M4V movies, you can find the answer in this post.

How do I merge videos without losing quality?

The quality loss while merging videos depends on the compression you used. For example, if you merge M4V files in H.264 (1080p HD) to an MP4 file in H.264 (720p HD), it will lose quality. To merge videos without losing quality, you should make sure the input and output parameters (codec, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, etc.) are the same.

Conclusion

To play multiple video clips smoothly without interruption or make a video production, merging videos are the solution. This page shares the best 5 video joiner software to combine multiple M4V files with other videos and audio.

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