Just change the extension from "m4v" to "mp4"?
Because "m4v" is - if you convert a video with Handbrake - a MPEG-4 file. And the usual extension for MPEG-4 files is "mp4" and not "m4v".
The question seems to be solved, but I have some questions to learn a little bit. :-)
- Why is Handbrake setting the video extension to "m4v"? This extension is unusual and for special content (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4V). As Handbrake says: convert to
MP4, so the file extension should be "mp4" and not "m4v".
- What do you mean with "iTunes Media Type" and "Home Video" - do you mean "Movies" and "TV Shows"? The difference between "Movie" and
"TV Shows" is usually only a difference if you download iTunes DRM
(aka iTunes bought or rented videos).
- How can I change the "iTunes Media type" - and what for?
- You voted "njboot" answer as solution, but I do not understand what "m4v" has to do with metadata from the iTunes Store or MovieDB.
As I said: just want to learn. My suggestion: just change "m4v" to "mp4".
I just converted a DVD with Handbrake and changed "m4v" to "mp4" - no problem. Then I added the video to iTunes (both: "m4v" and "mp4") - and both were added to "Movies".
P.S. I would prefer to post this as comment, but comments do not allow so many characters - hopefully it is okay?