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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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M4B M4B (Audio)

File extension .m4b
Category Audio 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 iTunes
  • Apple QuickTime Player
Developed by Apple
MIME type
  • audio/m4b
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M4A M4A (Audio)

File extension .m4a
Category Audio File
Description M4A audio files were developed to enable easy sharing of digital music, audiobook content, podcasts. It was generally intended as the successor to MP3 and the file quality is better and file sizes smaller compared to MP3 files. M4A files sound better than MP3 files when encoded at the same bit rate due to some of the enhancements. It's the default audio format for Apple products, Nintendo products, Android, Blackberry, PlayStation, and many in-dash music systems in cars.
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Technical Details M4A is a file encoded with advanced audio coding (AAC) and is implemented with AAC compression standards or ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) specifications. This effectively means that they can be decoded back to their original quality they were at the point of compression. It was developed by Apple and it only contains audio data, rather than MP4 which contains both audio and video. An added benefit of M4A files are that they do not carry any Digital Rights Management protection.
Associated programs
  • Apple iTunes
  • VLC
  • Apple QuickTime Player
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android Tablet
  • Android Phones
Developed by Apple
MIME type
  • audio/m4a
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M4B Convert M4B file

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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