2017年8月17日星期四

4K HDR movies are popping up on iTunes

MacRumors reader Tomas Jackson, who resides in the UK, has discovered Apple is listing select movies as 4K and HDR in iTunes purchase history.
In a discussion topic on the MacRumors forums, Jackson shared a screenshot of his iTunes purchase history with the 2016 film Passengers listed as "Movie (4K, HDR)" under the Type column. However, he said iTunes only let him download the movie in HD quality, which is either 720p or 1080p depending on the content.
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Another reader mentioned that the 2016 film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is also listed as 4K and HDR. MacRumors rented the film to check, and we can confirm the film indeed has "4K, HDR" next to it in our iTunes purchase history. Nevertheless, iTunes lists the movie's video quality as 720p.

Not all movies are listed as "4K, HDR" at this time, and it may be region specific for now. One reader from the United States shared a screenshot of Passengers still being listed as "Film (HD)" in his iTunes purchase history. MacRumors can confirm "4K, HDR" has appeared in both the UK and Canada at least.
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iTunes content remains viewable in SD and HD for the time being, but the discovery suggests Apple may be gearing up for what's around the corner — 4K and HDR support for both iTunes content and a new Apple TV.

In February, Bloomberg reported Apple was testing a new, fifth-generation Apple TV capable of streaming 4K video, adding that it may be released as soon as this year. The report also said the new Apple TV, allegedly code named "J105"  internally, would display more vivid colors, suggesting HDR support.

A month later, developer Firi Games provided MacRumors with evidence of a device identified as "AppleTV6,2" and running "tvOS 11.0" connecting to its arcade game Phoenix HD for Apple TV in its logs. The IP address fell within a range linked to Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California.

The current Apple TV has a model identifier of AppleTV5,3, and Apple TV6,2 does not correspond with any released model.

It's conceivable that Apple could launch 4K content in iTunes alongside a new Apple TV with support for up to 4K video output and HDR, or high dynamic range, which allows for sharper colors and lighting. The current, fourth-generation Apple TV has a maximum 1080p video output, and no support for HDR.


How to Play purchased iTunes movies freely

You can rent or purchased SD or HD movies from iTunes Store. And you may get the HDR and 4K movies before long. You can play the movie on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and other Apple tablets.
And with M4V Converter Plus, you can decrypt iTunes videos to unprotected MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV and other popular video formats. It can also enable you to extract audio files from iTunes videos and save as MP3, FLAC, AAC and WAV.
It can convert the downloaded iTunes movies to lossless MP4 or MOV with 30X faster conversion speed and high output quality.

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Step 1. Download M4V Converter Plus on your computer, install and launch it. 
Note: M4V Converter Plus can work perfectly both on Windows and Mac platforms. You can download the program as the platform you use.
The program has a free trial version, which enables you to convert each file for one minute. And you can get the full version through the link http://www.m4vconverterplus.com/order-win.html 

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Step 2.  Click Add Movies button on the upper left corner of the user interface, you will see the pop-up adding window. You can select iTunes movies, Rentals, TV Shows and music videos to convert. You can also drag and drop iTunes videos to the program directly.
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Step 3. If you want to convert the iTunes movies with fastest speed. You should select Lossless MOV/MP4/M4V as output format for Windows users. Then you can click the profile panel to start the conversion.
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And Mac users can select Same as source for mp4/mov from Convert to profile list. Click Convert button, the conversion progress will begin automatically.
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Step 4. You can find the converted iTunes videos from History option.  Now you can play iTunes movies as you like, you can also share the movies with others freely.
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2017年8月11日星期五

TCL Roku TV Review - Play iTunes movies on TCL Roku TV sets

TCL Roku TV Review

Good: The affordable TCL P series has excellent overall image quality, with deep black levels, rich contrast and accurate color. Its Roku Smart TV platform is the best available, with a simple interface and extensive streaming app support. The TV handles both HDR10 and Dolby Vision high dynamic range sources.
The Roku TV is good TV you can get.  With its thousands of apps and dead-simple interface. Roku also offers the most 4K and HDR streaming apps you can get, and makes those high-quality streams easier to find than other systems.
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Roku TVs have access to all the thousands of apps found on Roku's platform, which still offers better coverage than any competitor, smart TV or otherwise. Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Hulu, Plex, HBO Now, Showtime, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Vudu, Google Play Movies and TV, Watch ESPN, Fox Sports Now, FX Now, Comedy Central, Starz, PBS Kids... if there's a video app that isn't iTunes, Roku almost certainly has it.
Obviously, the Roku TV doesn't support iTunes. So how to play iTunes movies on TCL Roku TV?
As we all know, movies you purchased or rented from iTunes Store are M4V files with Apple DRM protection. Roku TV doesn't support iTunes, so it can't play iTunes movies directly.
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Play iTunes movies on TCL Roku TV sets

You can go to try M4V Converter Plus. It is a powerful iTunes DRM media Converter. With it, you can convert iTunes purchased movies, iTunes Rentals, TV Shows, iTunes extras, music videos and i Cloud to common video formats.
It can remove DRM from iTunes M4V videos and convert M4V to MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV without quality loss. It can also extract audio files from iTunes videos and save as MP3, FLAC, WMA, AAC with 5.1 Audio Track kept. M4V Converter Plus has many other features, you can go to try for free in advance.
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Step 1. Free download M4V Converter Plus on your computer, install and launch it. You will see the user interface.
Note: The iTunes Movie Converter has a trial version, which enables you to convert each file for one minute. And you can get the full version through the link http://www.m4vconverterplus.com/order-win.html 

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Step 2.  Click Add Movies button to import iTunes videos to the program. You can also drag and drop iTunes videos to the program directly.
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Step 3. Select a proper output format.
If you want to convert the iTunes movies at the 20X fastest speed. You should select Lossless MOV/MP4/M4V as output format for Windows users. Then you can click the profile panel to start the conversion.
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And Mac users can select Same as source for mp4/mov from Convert to profile list. Click Convert button, the conversion progress will begin automatically.
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Step 4. Find the converted iTunes movies.
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Step 5. Playing iTunes movies to TCL Roku TV via USB storage devices

Roku TV has a USB port that can be used to play personal music, video, and photo files from a USB flash drive or hard disk. If your TV is connected to the Internet, your Home screen has the Roku Media Player tile. If your TV has not been connected to the Internet, the Home screen has the USB Media Player tile.
To use this feature, first make sure your media files are compatible with the Roku/USB Media Player. As of the publication date of this guide, the following media file formats are supported:
  • Video –MKV (H.264), MP4, MOV (H.264), TS (H.264)
  • Music – AAC, MP3, WMA, WAV (PCM), AIFF, FLAC, AC3, and DTS
  • Photo – JPG, PNG, GIF
If you want to play iTunes movies to TCL Roku TV, connect USB drive with your PC, drag and drop the converted iTunes movies to the USB drive. And then insert the USB to your TCL TV, now you can play iTunes movies on your TCL Roku TV as you like.
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2017年7月18日星期二

$0.99 iTunes movie rental of this Week - Arrival

iTunes select Arrival and make it available to rent for 99 cents of the week.  It is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Story-line of Movie Arrival 

Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.
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Arrival Review 

The film Arrival grossed $203 million worldwide and received positive reviews, particularly for its atmosphere, intelligent science fiction story-line and Adams's performance.
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  • By turns inviting and opaque, Ms. Adams turns softness and quiet into heroic qualities, keeping her voice low, modulated, and using stillness to draw you near. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Nov 10, 2016
  • Amy Adams is a miracle worker-she makes us believe in this mesmerizing mindbender about alien communication, directed with searching mind and heart by Denis Villeneuve. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 11, 2016
  • Those expecting a whiz-bang film should be prepared for a more cerebral and emotional experience, admirable for its ambition and tone, if not wholly satisfying in its payoff. – Brian Lowry, CNN.com, Nov 11, 2016
  • The revelation here is Villeneuve, who expands on the symphonic pacing showcased last year in the drug war drama Sicario. Even though the concept of Arrival is far-out fiction, Villeneuve treats it with no less detail or urgency. – Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 15, 2016
  • Arrival is an emotionally involving science-fiction drama, which in its mood of cosmic anxiety, is closer in spirit to Steven Soderbergh's Solaris remake than to Robert Zemeckis's New Age-y Contact, one of its obvious precursors. - Graham Fuller, Culture Trip, June 28, 2017
  • Arrival isn't exactly your typical alien movie -- it's so much better than that. This is a movie about how language actually influences the wa you think and live your life. -Anne Cohen, Refinery29,  June 28, 2017

Rent the film Arrival from iTunes Store


Now you can rent the film Arrival from iTunes Store in $0.99 this week.
How to rent movies from iTunes Store? 
Open the latest version of iTunes on your computer and look through the Movies section of the iTunes store. Once you find a movie you'd like to rent, click on it. So many users asked where is the rentals tab in iTunes. If the movie is available to rent, the Rent tab will appear under the option to Buy. Click on the rental price and enter your Apple ID password if required.
Here you can click $0.99 Rent HD, you can rent the movie easily in 99 cents. And watch the rented movie on your computer or sync it to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.


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How to watch iTunes Rented movies on TV

You have just 24 hours to finish watching the rented film when you start it (in the U.S.; it's 48 hours in the rest of the world).
If you don't finish watching in that time, the movie will expire and you'll need to rent it again. Besides, You have 30 days from the day you rented the movie to watch it. If you don't watch the movie in that 30-day window, your rental will expire and you'll have to rent the movie again.
M4V Converter Plus is an all-in-one iTunes DRM removal tool as well as Rental Converter. With it, you can remove DRM from iTunes rented movies easily and convert them to unprotected MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, SWF with 5.1 Audio Track and Subtitles In this way, you can keep iTunes rented movies for longer time as you need.
Besides, M4V Converter Plus provides a variety of popular devices presets for you. Such as Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, HTC U11, OnePlus 5Moto E4 plus, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, PS4, Xbox One and other devices. It can work on Windows and Mac platforms perfectly with the latest iTunes installed.
Now follow the easy guide below to learn how to Play Tunes Rentals on TV with M4V Converter Plus.
Step 1. Download M4V Converter Plus, install and launch it on your computer. You can see the clean and simple user interface as below.
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Step 2. Import the rented iTunes film Arrival to the program by clicking the Add Movies button. You can also drag and drop the movie to the main interface directly.
Note: The program also support batch conversion to save your time.
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Step 3.  Set output format.
For Windows users, click the blue profile panel to select output format. Just click TV Console to choose the tv model you own. You can also choose Lossless MP4 by default.
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Mac users can click Convert to drop-down list, choose Same as source for mp4.
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Step 4. Start the iTunes Rental conversion. 
Windows users click the blue panel again, and Mac users click Convert button. The program will do the rest for you automatically.

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2017年7月17日星期一

War for the Planet of the Apes Review

War for the Planet of the Apes Plot:

Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet.


 The following is the review from www.theguardian.com.
“Humans get sick, apes get smart, humans kill apes.” This is how Steve Zahn’s Bad Ape summaries the previous Planet of the Apes reboots. In the third of the Apes prequels (and director Matt Reeves’s second film in the series), the apes are out for revenge, led by a grizzled Caesar (Andy Serkis), whose driving “hate” is stoked by the death of his son at the hands of violent humans. Flanked by his second-in-command, gentle orang-utan Maurice (Karin Konoval), and two other apes, Caesar and co ride on horseback (an image I found beautiful, evocative and bizarre) across beaches, fields and snow-capped mountains to the prison camp where Woody Harrelson’s Colonel has rounded up the remaining apes to build a Trumpian “wall”.
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Along the way they pick up a mute child (Amiah Miller) and Bad Ape, an eccentric zoo primate, who help to create and carry out the rescue plan. This isn’t a buddy movie but, rather, a psychological western that breaks and becomes a revenge thriller war movie; trench warfare and Apocalypse Now references are included in the price of the ticket. Michael Giacchino’s whirring score ratchets up the tension, while cinematographer Michael Seresin’s agile camera flies directly overhead. At times, the apes appear tiny, toy-soldier figurines from his bird’s eye perspective; on other occasions, the camera skims puddle-strewn beaches at hoof-level and swings with the apes as they clamber snowy pylons.
The film’s real technological achievement isn’t the rendering of CGI forests (though these are pretty good) but the motion-capture apes themselves, huge liquid eyes (“My God! Almost human!” the Colonel shudders) and facial expressions as thrillingly elastic and legible as the human actors who play them. All science fiction is philosophy; here, Reeves asks what distinguishes humans from animals. The twist is that as the apes get “smarter” (and the humans become crueller), they also grow softer, in a reminder that humanity resides in both the head and the heart.


War for the Planet of the Apes Reviews at Rotten Tomatoes 

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  • The rebooted franchise goes out with a bang - and a career-high performance from motion-capture maestro Andy Serkis – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Jul 12, 2017
  • A consistently intelligent, morally thoughtful and often beautiful picture. – Charles Taylor, Newsweek, Jul 13, 2017
  • A stirring, soulful conclusion to a trilogy that has brilliantly evolved from its original source, claiming the admittedly not-very-competitive crown as the summer's best sequel. – Brian Lowry, CNN.com, Jul 13, 2017
  • Suspenseful, mournful, grand, sensitively performed by the ape-actors, and told with such visual authority that whenever the humans start flapping their fancy gums you sort of resent it. – Chris Klimek, NPR, Jul 13, 2017
  • With its allusions to Shakespeare, Joseph Conrad, the Bible, American slavery and the civil-rights movement, "War" may not be subtle but it's ultimate proof that summer sequels and blockbusters don't have to be brain-dead bottom-feeders either. - Cary Darling, DFW.com, Jul 15, 2017

Recommend: Remove and Keep iTunes Rentals forever

Now you can pre-order the War for the Planet of the Apes from iTunes Store.
M4V Converter Plus is a professional iTunes rentals Converter, which can get rid of DRM protection from iTunes Rentals by converting them to unprotected MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV with high quality. It can also extract auido files from iTunes videos and save as MP3, AAC, M4R, WMA, etc.
Besides, you can enjoy the movie soundtracks on iTunes. And with Apple Music DRM Converter, you can convert Apple music to common MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV so that you can play Apple music anytime and anywhere.
And we will continually supply the latest movies news for you. Please continue to pay attention to us.

2017年7月11日星期二

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise and the sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
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Spider-man: Homecoming Summary

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
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Spider-man: Homecoming Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming was released in the United States on July 7, 2017, in 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D. Homecoming has grossed over $256 million worldwide, and received positive reviews, with critics praising Holland and the other cast's performances, the light tone, and the high school setting.  Here you can see the top review of Spider-Man: Homecoming at Rotten Tomatoes site.
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  • An utter gas, a fast and very funny superflick that inserts Spidey into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe without ever losing sight of what makes him unique and beloved. - by Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
  • What are the odds that a film with six credited screenwriters and a director (Jon Watts) with more Onion content than anything else could recapture the youthful thrill of superhero movies in general and the youthful appeal of Spider-Man in particular? - by Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader
  • The movie's not flawless, but it is fun, a big improvement on the non-wowing The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel of recent years. - by Peter Howell, Toronto Star
  • The most faithful version to the comics of the beloved Marvel character with a diverse cast and a tone and vision that move away from the common MCU. - by Orlando Maldonado, Movie Network
  • It works best when it sticks close to Peter Parker and is content to be a good-natured story of a teenager who’s navigating through the competing demands of school, home and his emergent Spidey self. - by Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes
  • The characters and scenarios are familiar, but this is a loose, cool, funny remix that makes them feel fresh again. Plus, it’s mercifully short on life lessons from Aunt May. - By Nick De Semlyen, Empire

Play Spider-Man: Homecoming full movie freely

The movie Spider-Man: Homecoming is available to pre-order in iTunes Store. You can purchase the movie in advance, and you will get the full movie before long. Likewise, you can also purchase or rent other Spider-Man films.
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You can play iTunes movies on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. With M4V Converter Plus, you can play iTunes movies freely. Why? That's because M4V Converter Plus can convert any iTunes videos to unprotected MP4, MOV, M4V, FLV, WMV, AVI and other video formats. In this way, you can watch iTunes movies anytime and anywhere.
The following guide is to tell you how to play iTunes movie like Spider-Man freely for Mac and Windows user.
Step 1. Free download M4V Converter Plus by clicking the download button below according to the platforms you own, install and launch the program on PC. You can see the clean and simple user interface as below.
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Note. M4V Converter Plus has free trial version, which can only support one minute for each iTunes video file. To get the full version by clicking here.
Step 2. You can drag and drop the iTunes movies to the program directly.  Or click Add Movie button to add the iTunes movies you want to convert.
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Step 3.  Set output format.
For Windows users, click the blue profile panel to select output format. You can also choose Lossless MP4 / MOV / M4V.
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For Mac users, click Convert to drop-down list, choose Same as source for mp4/mov.
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Step 4.  Finally, start the conversion.
Windows users click the blue panel again, and Mac users click Convert button. The program will do the rest for you automatically.
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2017年7月10日星期一

M4V Converter Plus for Win new V5.3.3 Now Support More Output Profile

M4V Converter Plus for Win rolled out its new version 5.3.3, which can support new more output format Lossless MOV and Lossless M4V, Add TV console section with some crushes fixed.
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M4V Converter Plus Inc. introduced its new version 5.3.3 of M4V Converter Plus for Windows. The new release comes with a lot of exciting new features. Here are some of the top new and improved features of M4V Converter Plus for Win V5.3.3.

What’s new in M4V Converter Plus for Win V5.3.3

At first, with this new release, you can convert iTunes movies, TV Shows and music videos to Lossless MOV, unprotected Lossless M4V. Just added the iTunes videos you want convert to the program, and set output format as Lossless MOV or Lossless M4V by clicking the blue profile panel. Click profile again, you can find the conversion will begin with 20X faster speed.
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Besides, this new version also adds TV console option, including the new presets for Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV and Panasonic TV. You can convert iTunes videos to Lossless MP4 for your TV, you can also select it from TV console as TV brand you have.
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It fix some crashes in some circumstances to make the new version more stable and run faster.
All-in-one DRM Removal software and iTunes Movie Converter
M4V Converter Plus for Win is a professional iTunes DRM M4V Converter, which can decode DRM protection by converting iTunes protected M4V videos to Lossless MP4, MOV, M4V, Customized AVI, FLV, WMV, 3GP and other video or audio formats.
With it, you can also upload iTunes movies clip to YouTube, Facebook and Daily Motion. Besides, you can convert iTunes movies or TV Shows to play on non-Apple devices, including Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 7, HTC U11, Huawei Honor 9, OnePlus 5, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV and so on. It can woke on Windows 7, 8 and 10 perfectly with the latest iTunes 12.6.1 installed.
Pricing and Availability
M4V Converter Plus for Win is currently sold $44.95 from original $49.95 at MCP Inc. official website. Users can download the trial version by clicking the link
http://www.m4vconverterplus.com/M4VConverterPlus.exe . For more info about M4V Converter Plus for Mac, please go to http://m4vconverterplus.com/.
About M4V Converter Plus Inc.
M4V Converter Plus Inc. is a software company that offers iTunes M4V video conversion solutions. With expertise and experience in iTunes video converter tools, its mainly products M4V converter software do well in converting m4v video you purchased or rent to QuickTime MOV, iPod, iPhone format with high speed and great quality.
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