M4A Converter

Convert your files from and to M4A, for free.

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How to Use This M4A Converter?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button and select the files you want to convert.
  2. Choose an output format from the "Convert To" dropdown
  3. Click the "Convert" button to start the conversion.

Convert Any File

FreeConvert supports 500+ file formats. Simply upload your files and convert them to M4A. Alternatively, you can upload M4A files and convert them to a different format. All from the convenience of one tool!

Best Quality

We use both open source and custom software to make sure our conversions are of the highest quality. In most cases, you can fine-tune conversion parameters using “Advanced Settings” (optional, look for the icon).

Free & Secure

Our M4A converter is free and works on any web browser. We guarantee file security and privacy. Files are protected with 256-bit SSL encryption and automatically deleted after 2 hours.

What is an M4A (MPEG 4 Audio) file?

MPEG 4 Audio (M4A) compresses and encodes audio files by using one of two coder-decoder algorithms: Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) or Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC). M4A files are smaller in size while simultaneously better in quality than MP3 files, with which it shares the most similarities, in comparison to all other audio file formats.

 

How to open an M4A file?

M4A files open in most well-known, audio-playback programs, including iTunes, QuickTime, and Windows Media Player. For Apple users, iTunes is the default program to open M4A files. For Windows users, the default program is Windows Media Player. Users can also preview M4A files by highlighting the file and pressing the spacebar.

 

Additionally, M4A opens in VLC media player, Adobe Premiere Pro, Elmedia Player, Winamp, and a host of other programs.

 

Developed by: ISO/IEC, Moving Pictures Experts Group

Initial Release: 2001

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG-4_Part_14

https://www.loc.gov/preservation/digital/formats/fdd/fdd000037.shtml