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M4A Audio Format

M4A Converter

An M4A file format is also called an MPEG-4 audio file, and is an audio file saved in the MPEG-4 standard. It was developed by Apple, largely as a result of the popularity of the MP3 file. An M4A file is the go-to audio format for compressed audio, due to the creation and popularity of iTunes.

M4A files tend to be encoded using an AAC codec and are small in size because they have been compressed - often providing a smaller file-size footprint than an MP3 file format, while mirroring, if not improving, the quality of an MP3 file. As more and more music was consumed on the go via devices such as iPods and smartphones, the need for small file sizes became greater, which is why an M4A file has grown in popularity and importance.

One downside of an M4A file, especially when compared to an MP3 format, is that it can only be opened by iTunes or Windows Media Player version 12 and later. By comparison, an MP3 file is universally supported.

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M4R Audio Format

M4R Converter

An M4R is often referred to as an iPhone ringtone file. Developed by Apple, an M4R file is similar to an M4A file with the main difference being that an M4R file can only be 30 seconds in length and they are typically converted using iTunes itself. The way they work is a user selects a song they from their iTunes library that they want as a ringtone and they saved it as an M4R file and reimport back into iTunes giving them their own custom ringtone.

To avoid piracy M4R files can only created using music that has been purchased from iTunes. M4R files can be played by iTunes and on all Apple devices, and can also be played via the VLC media player but to play an M4R file using a program that isn’t Apple based would mean a user has created the file using software that is not linked with Apple and therefore do not include copyright protection.

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How to convert a M4A to a M4R file?

  1. 1. Choose the M4A file that you want to convert.
  2. 2. Select M4R as the the format you want to convert your M4A file to.
  3. 3. Click "Convert" to convert your M4A file.

Convert from M4A

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

M4A to AAC M4A to AC3 M4A to FLAC M4A to M4R M4A to MP3 M4A to MP4 M4A to OGG M4A to WAV M4A to WMA

Convert to M4A

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

3GA to M4A AAC to M4A AC3 to M4A AIFC to M4A AIFF to M4A AMR to M4A APE to M4A CAF to M4A FLAC to M4A M4B to M4A M4R to M4A MIDI to M4A MP3 to M4A OGA to M4A OGG to M4A RA to M4A RAM to M4A WAV to M4A WMA to M4A