M4A to FLAC


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How to convert a M4A to a FLAC file ?

  1. Choose the M4A file that you want to convert.
  2. Select FLAC as the the format you want to convert your M4A file to.
  3. Tell Zamzar where you want to receive your converted FLAC file.
  4. Click "Convert" to convert your M4A file.

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File extension.m4a
CategoryMusic File
DescriptionM4A files are a type of audio file developed and popularised by Apple. Since 2007, music purchased through the iTunes store has been in m4a format, therefore accounting for over 15 billions files worldwide. MP4 and M4A files are often confused, and the two are quite similar, being both based on the MPEG-4 codec. However, M4A is a file comprising solely of audio, whereas MP4 may also contain video.
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Technical DetailsM4A files are superior to MP3 in terms of the scale of compression and audio quality. The M4A file uses Apple's codec and resides within the MPEG-4 container. The main benefit of M4A is that files are compressed but are lossless. This means they can be decoded back to the original quality they were at the point of compression. Another benefit of M4A files are that do not carry any Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection associated with other files meaning they are less restricted.
Associated programs Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Developed by Apple
MIME type  audio/mp4a-latm
Useful links Detailed guide to M4A
More detail on the MPEG4 format
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Convert M4A file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert M4A files to a variety of other formats:

m4a to aac (Advanced Audio Coding File)
m4a to ac3 (AC3 Audio File)
m4a to flac (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
m4a to m4r (iPhone Ringtone File)
m4a to mp3 (Compressed audio file)
m4a to mp4 (MPEG-4 Video File)
m4a to ogg (Ogg Vorbis Compressed Audio File)
m4a to wav (Windows audio file)
m4a to wma (Windows Media Audio)

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File extension.flac
CategoryMusic File
DescriptionFree Lossless Audio Codec, or FLAC for short, is an audio compression technique. It is a lossless compression type meaning that the compression takes place without data being discarded. FLAC is an open source codec. FLAC is a format that is recommended to those backing up a CD collection because the sound quality will remain high, whereas MP3 compression will result in a deterioration compared to the original.
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Technical DetailsUsing FLAC to compress an audio file to approximately 50% of its original size. The main benefits of a FLAC file in addition to it being lossless is that it can be used for streaming, and decoding is fast, allowing for real time decoding to take place. A FLAC file also contains several data integrity checks in the header file. The metadata associated with the audio has been future proofed also to allow new fields to be defined without impacting existing decoders.
Associated programs Real Player
VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
Developed by Xiph.Org Foundation
MIME type  audio/x-flac
audio/flac
Useful links Detailed Information on FLAC
More Information on FLAC
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