How to Recover and Repair M4V Videos

Updated on February 14, 2019

Summary: Restore your lost, deleted, corrupt, or damaged M4V videos from any media using Stellar Photo Recovery Premium.

‘I transferred few M4V videos from iPhone to Mac but when tried to view them, couple of videos are missing and rest are showing corrupted. Can you suggest me a way to recover my missing M4V videos? How can I repair the other M4V video files?’

Supported by Apple devices such as iPhone, Mac, iPod, and iTunes, M4V is a video container format to store movies, music, short videos, TV shows etc.

M4V videos can be lost or get corrupted due to several reasons like abrupt shutdown of the device, accidental deletion, bad segments in the drive, formatting, virus intrusion etc.

Usually third-party video recovery tools can recover your lost or deleted M4V videos in any situation. But they do not repair the corrupt videos. Here is an application – Stellar Photo Recovery Premium that not only recovers the missing M4V videos but also repairs the corrupt video files.

Solutions to Recover and Repair Lost or Deleted M4V Videos

Use Stellar Photo Recovery Premium

Stellar Photo Recovery Premium is a user-friendly video recovery and repair software. The application supports both Mac and Windows systems.

Steps to recover lost/deleted M4V videos

  1. Download, install and launch Stellar Photo Recovery Software
  2. On the home screen of the software - Select the file type that you want to recover. Click Next.
  3. Next, select the drive location from where you want to recover your videos. Click Scan to start the scanning process. You can also click on Advanced Settings to set scan for only M4V files to considerably reduce the scanning time.
  4. After completion, you'll see that all the recovered M4V videos listed on the left pane. You can preview them in the right pane
  5. Note: If you do not see the required videos in the list, opt for Deep Scan option at the bottom

  6. Select videos that you need and Recover
  7. In the dialog box, specify the location to save the video files. Click Save. All the videos get saved at the specified location.

Steps to Repair corrupt M4V videos

Step 1: On home page of the software,click Add File.

Step 2: Click Repair to fix the added corrupt videos

Step 3: The repairing process begins. You can view the progress bar.

Step 4: A Repair process completed message appears after the successful repair of the selected files. You can preview the repaired videos by clicking on Preview option. Click Save Repaired File.

Other Methods to M4V Video Recovery

  • Recover from backup: Recover M4V videos from the backup folder you created in Time Machine, Cloud, or external media.
  • Recover from Recycle Bin/Trash Can: Look for your deleted M4V files in Mac Trash Can or Windows Recycle Bin.
  • Play on another media player: It is possible that the media player with which you are trying to play M4V videos is not compatible with the file format. Play in VLC Player which is usually able to play all types of videos.

    Other Methods to M4V Video Repair

  • Repair corrupt M4V videos with VLC Media Player: VLC Media Player has a feature to repair corrupt or damaged M4V video files. But it can only fix minor damages or corruptions in the video. For severely corrupt M4V videos take the help of repair software.
  • Update Video Drivers: Outdated video drivers also fail to play M4V videos. Update to the latest version of video drivers to play M4V videos properly.
  • Convert the M4V files to MP4 file format: Convert M4V video to MP4 format to make it playable. By changing the file format to MP4 can also help you to play videos on different media players.


The above ways will help you to recover and repair lost M4V videos. Although you can first try the manual methods but the trusted Stellar Photo Recovery Premium is the assured solution to recover and Repair lost or deleted M4V videos.