2 Easy Methods to Extract AAC from iTunes M4V Videos

Posted by Adam Gorden on Oct 22, 2019 2:19 PM

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Q: When I watch my iTunes movies, I often find the background music is so pleasant. I'd like to extract the audio from iTunes but I don't know how? Can someone tell you how to save the soundtrack from iTunes videos? Many thanks! – Joey from Quora

Released in 1997, AAC (short for Advanced Audio Coding) is one of the mainstream audio formats and has been widely used in iTunes M4V videos, including movies, TV shows and music videos. If you want to extract the AAC audio from iTunes M4V videos like Joey, you're in the right place. In this post, we're going to show you 2 easy ways to convert M4V to AAC format, so that you can then enjoy the AAC audio tracks on various portable devices and players or upload to YouTube, etc.

Part 1. Convert M4V to AAC Offline
Part 2. Convert M4V to AAC Online

Method 1. Convert M4V to AAC with Offline M4V to AAC Converter

Without doubt, most M4V videos are from iTunes store and thus they have been encrypted by special FairPlay DRM protection. So users can only watch them on Apple's own devices and players such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iTunes, etc. To extract the AAC audio from iTunes M4V videos, all you need is a powerful M4V to AAC converter.

TunesKit M4V Converter is currently the fastest one among several similar programs in the market. It is able to extract the audio from iTunes M4V movies and TV episodes by converting M4V to AAC format without causing any quality loss, including dolby audio tracks and effects, etc. Besides, you can also use it to remove DRM restriction and convert M4V videos to various other video and audio formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MP3, FLAC, etc.

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Key Features of TunesKit M4V to AAC Converter

  • Extract AAC from M4V videos
  • Convert M4V videos to MP3, MP4 and other media formats
  • Retain 100% original quality, including Dolby 5.1 audio tracks
  • Convert media files at 30X faster speed
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Next you can download the appropriate Windows or Mac version according to your computer operating system and follow the quick steps below to convert M4V to AAC quickly.

Step 1Import iTunes M4V videos

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After downloaded and installed TunesKit M4V Converter on the computer, you need to add iTunes M4V videos first. Click the "Library" button and select the iTunes movies, TV shows or music videos you want to convert. You can import the target videos by simply dragging and dropping.

Step 2Customize output settings

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After all the movies are added, you can choose to keep all subtitles and audio tracks beside each track. Then click the "Format" button at the lower left corner to set the output format as "AAC" under "General Audio". You can also set the codec, channel, sample rate and bit rate by clicking the "Gear" icon if needed.

Step 3Convert M4V to AAC

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Once all the settings are done, you can now click the "Convert" button at the lower right corner. The program will start extracting the AAC audio from iTunes movies and you can find them on the destination folder shortly.

Method 2. Convert M4V to AAC with Online M4V to AAC Converter

Alternatively, you can also use an online tool to convert M4V to AAC with ease. You can find out a lot of such web-based tools on the internet such as ZamZar, Convertio, CloudConvert, etc. And each one might have its own characteristics. Here we'd like to take CloudConvert as an example in term of its ease of use and high success rate. The step-by-step guide is as follows:

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Step 1. Go to the official website of CloudConvert first. Press the "Select Files" button and select your M4V video for conversion.

Step 2. Hit the format droplist and select the "audio" > "aac".

Step 3. Now click the "Start Conversion" button to upload your M4V video and start converting to AAC.

Step 4. Wait until the conversion ends, you can then press the "Download" button to get your AAC audio file.

Conclusion & Suggestion

The two ways above mainly show you how to convert M4V to AAC efficiently. The online tool can cost no money, but the uploading and conversion speed is slow and you can only convert one file at one time. Besides, it may crash sometimes and the quality cannot be guaranteed. Thus if you care much about the quality and conversion time, you can download TunesKit M4V Converter to have a try. Moreover, TunesKit will provide 24/7 prompt technical support to help you no matter what problem you've got.

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