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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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MP3 Audio Format

MP3 Converter

MP3 goes by the full name of MPEG Audio Layer-3 and is perhaps the most widely used audio file around today. MP3 is a file format developed by the Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) which uses compression to produce smaller file sizes. The type of compression used means some data is lost, but typically audio playback quality is not obviously impacted, especially when recording files at higher bitrates. Other popular audio formats, such as WAV, can be up to 10 times the size of an equivalent MP3 file. Almost all applications are able to open MP3 files including Windows Media Player and iTunes on macOS. The MP3 file format famously exploded in popularity during the '90s and '00s as music moved online and become digitised.

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How to convert a M4A to a MP3 file?

  1. 1. Choose the M4A file that you want to convert.
  2. 2. Select MP3 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

Frequently asked questions

If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.

There are several ways you can turn M4A files into MP3 audio tracks. It’s possible to convert M4A files to MP3 with both iTunes and Windows Media Player, but there are quite a few steps to take.

An easier option is using a website converter like Zamzar – just upload one or more M4A tracks, then convert and download your MP3 files. The best bit is that if you’re just converting a couple of music files it’s completely free, and you don’t need to set up an account.

One of the quickest free ways to convert M4A to MP3 is using an online conversion tool like Zamzar.

It’s also possible to convert M4A to MP3 with both iTunes and Windows Media Player. In iTunes, you can change the ‘Import Settings’ to ‘MP3 Encoder’ and then convert tracks in your library. In Windows Media Player, you can select an M4A track in your library, and then go into ‘Options’, ‘Rip Music’, select ‘Change’ and then choose ‘MP3’ as the format.

However, you may find Zamzar’s three-step conversion tool easier, especially because you can convert multiple files at once.

M4A files are different to MP3 files. M4A, also called MPEG4, is an audio file format developed by Apple. M4A files will usually only play on devices using iTunes, although they will often also play on Windows Media Player v12 and later. MP3 is universally supported, meaning that it should play on all devices and with all music players and editing software.

If you don’t have a device with iTunes, you can easily convert M4A files to MP3 using Zamzar’s three-step conversion tool. Just upload your M4A file to Zamzar’s website, click to convert it, then download your MP3 file.

While you can convert M4A files to MP3 on Windows with Windows Media Player, you may find that it’s simpler and quicker to convert your files online or using software. Zamzar’s three-step online conversion tool lets you upload and convert multiple tracks from M4A to MP3 in just a few clicks. Simply upload your tracks to the website, select MP3, and then download your converted files.

You don’t need access to iTunes to convert the tracks on Zamzar’s site, and it’s also free if you’re only converting a couple of tracks each day.

M4A is a file format developed by Apple for iTunes. M4A files should play on more recent versions of Windows Media Player (from v12 onwards). However, the MP3 format is more universally supported, so you may want to convert your M4A files to MP3 if you’d like to ensure they play on all devices.

One of the easiest ways to convert M4A files to MP3 is on a website like Zamzar. Unlike converting files with either iTunes or Windows Media Player, there are only three steps – upload your tracks, select MP3 as the format to convert to, then download your files.