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Converter from m4v to MTV?


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#1 metanoiac

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:03 PM

Hello,

 

I have a Coby MP620 8m that I want to convert itunes m4v video files to Coby's MTV format. However, I didn't keep the converter software that came with the Coby mp3 player (before this I've only listened to audio with it, so I didn't think I needed it).

 

But now I can't find the software on the Coby site (which just loads a splash page and nothing else), for the mp620 or any other version. And I'm not finding anything safe that will convert to MTV somewhere else.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks!



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:24 PM

As I stated in another Coby product topic:
 

Just an informational link related to the manufacturer.

http://consumerist.com/2013/10/16/coby-electronics-shuts-down-taking-customer-warranties-with-it/

A quick Google search and I see this to be a recurring problem with that device and model. No clear cut answers unfortunately.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:24 AM

Sure. Anyone know a safe place to download one? Every where I look seems creepy, or, they don't have anything that converts to MTV.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 03:07 PM

My quick perusal of any converters matches what you state. I didn't see anything I'd feel safe suggesting either, unfortunately.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 01:58 PM

Take a look at the AVS Video Converter. It looks like it will convert Mp4 to MTV. I purchased the entire media suite and I have had no problems with them. I think that there's a free trial period.

 

http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Video-Converter.aspx


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 11:39 PM

I want to convert itunes m4v video files to Coby's MTV format


If you're talking about m4v video files in general that's fine, but if you're talking about m4v video files you purchased from the iTunes Store, then you won't be able to convert them, because Apple uses DRM protection on them. At least they were, I haven't purchased any videos from the iTunes Store in a few years.
 

 

I can't find the software on the Coby site (which just loads a splash page and nothing else)


The company doesn't exist anymore.
 

 

I'm not finding anything safe that will convert to MTV somewhere else. Any ideas?


I was able to find several programs that claim to support the obscure MTV video format, but they are all from companies/devs I've never heard of (with the exception of "Online Media Technologies Ltd" which makes AVS Video Converter), nore have I tried any of these programs myself, so I cannot vouch for if they work or if they are safe. You'll have to take a look and decide for yourself. Perhaps you've already looked at these.

Paid:
- http://www.iorgsoft.com/AMV-Converter/ (Doesn't state if m4v is supported.)
- http://www.apowersoft.com/amv-converter.html (Doesn't state if m4v is supported.)
- http://www.icoolsoft.com/amv-converter/
- http://www.4videosoft.com/amv-media-converter.html
- http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Video-Converter.aspx?__c=1 (already suggested by Cecilia421)

I did find a free program called "Free Video Converter" made by freemake, which interested me enough that I downloaded it, but when I scanned the exe my antimalware flagged it as WS.SecurityRisk.3 and quarantined it. So I wouldn't suggest trying that one :P, which is why I didn't link to it.

 

I found a new Coby MP620-8GBLK 8GB on Amazon.com for $29.99 USD which is around the same price as all of these paid conversion programs. The product description states that it includes "Coby Media Manager software", which I'm assuming is the program you're refering to. Though at that point you're probably better just to get a new mp3 player from a different brand that uses a more common video format. Of course, as mentioned, all of this is a moot point if you're trying to convert DRM protected video.

 

EDIT: Just noticed this is a very old thread, sorry for reviving it.


Edited by hollowface, 18 October 2015 - 11:40 PM.





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