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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 the creation and popularity of iTunes. It tends to be encoded using an AAC codec and is small in size because it has been compressed – often providing a smaller file size footprint than an MP3 file format whilst mirroring, if not improving, the quality of an MP3 file. As more and more music is consumed on the go via devices such as iPods or smart phones the need for small storage became great 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. This compares to an MP3 which is universally supported.

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WAV Audio Format

WAV Converter

A WAV file also goes by the name of a WAVE audio file.

The WAV file is one of the oldest audio files in existence today and was developed in partnership by Microsoft and IBM. Despite being developed in 1991 it is still popular today.

Part of the appeal of a WAV file that they’re exceptionally high quality because they are uncompressed and lossless. WAV uses PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) to encode the audio data by segmenting it into small pieces and does so without any compression and so the process does not impact the audio quality in any way. WAV files are used by musicians to record music because it gives a much richer sound than other compressed file formats. Perhaps, unsurprisingly, WAV files tend to be large in size because they’ve not been compressed in any way. They are typically over ten times the size of an MP3 file.

WAV files can be opened by almost all audio programs mainly because they’ve been around for thirty years and because they’re so widely respected.

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How to convert a M4A to a WAV file?

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