M4B to M4A

Convert M4B to M4A - online and free - this page also contains information on the M4B and M4A file extensions.

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How to convert a M4B to a M4A file?

  1. Choose the M4B file that you want to convert.
  2. Select M4A as the the format you want to convert your M4B file to.
  3. Click "Convert" to convert your M4B file.

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File extension .m4b
Category Music File
Description Audiobook and podcast files which also contain metadata including chapter markers, images, and hyperlinks can use the extension .m4a but more commonly use the .m4b extension. M4b files support metadata for chapters and bookmarking on supporting players and most commonly uses AAC (Advanced Audio Codec).
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Technical Details The audio in a M4b file is encoded with the AAC compression format and can therefore be protected with Apple's FairPlay DRM copy protection system. M4b files can contain metadata as defined by the format standard and in addition can contain Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) metadata.
Associated programs Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Developed by Apple
MIME type audio/m4b
Useful links More detail on the MPEG4 format
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File extension .m4a
Category Music File
Description M4A 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 Details M4A 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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Using Zamzar it is possible to convert M4B files to a variety of other formats

  • m4b to aac (Advanced Audio Coding File)
  • m4b to ac3 (AC3 Audio File)
  • m4b to flac (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
  • m4b to m4a (Compressed video file)
  • m4b to m4r (iPhone Ringtone File)
  • m4b to mp3 (Compressed audio file)
  • m4b to mp4 (MPEG-4 Video File)
  • m4b to ogg (Ogg Vorbis Compressed Audio File)
  • m4b to wav (Windows audio file)
  • m4b to wma (Windows Media Audio)

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