M4V is a video file format that has been downloaded from the Apple iTunes store. The format contains TV shows, videos, films, music. It looks like a .MP4 file, but it sometimes has copy protection when Apple's FairPlay DRM is used (technical copyright protection). The M4V format, i.e., MPEG-4 iTunes Video File, was developed by Apple. MP4 is a container format. Like the same formats as MOV, AVI, MKV, it provides the ability to combine a variety of multimedia streams into one file. Mostly it is audio and video. In order to play the protected M4V file, the computer must be authorized using the iTunes account from which the videos were purchased. In this case, it can be used in order to buy video. Unprotected M4V files can be played by other video players if the extension is changed from .M4v to .Mp4. Files with the M4V extension contain both sound and video data. You can convert M4V files to MP4 format. In this case, it will be possible to play them on other computers, since the M4V files are protected by DRM. MP4 files, compared to the M4V format, do not allow you to specify partition information.
TS is a common file format for streaming video. It is used to store video images on DVD discs. Playback is possible using a variety of DVD players and tools that edit the video. In TS format, video compression is performed using MEPG-2. This is the video codec standard (.MPEG). TS files (or Video Transport Stream File) are stored on a DVD. Their structure consists of several separate files: "moviename 1.ts", "moviename 2.ts", etc. They can be played back by software that is designed to play DVDs. Video editors are also suitable for this. In order to broadcast HDTV (high-definition television), the TS format is also used, which is specially designed taking into account that the signal reception capabilities may change. TS format provides the ability to correct errors if the signal is weak. If you compare with other formats, it also better synchronizes the video stream. TS is designed to store and transmit audio, data and video in ATSC and DVB systems. TS files can be reformatted to .QPH files using the conversion utility provided with Nokia Qt SDK. Compared to TS, files with the extension QPH can be used for more applications. TS and QPH files are stored in XML format.