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How to Convert MKV to M4A?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button to select your MKV files.
  2. Click the “Convert to M4A” button to start the conversion.
  3. When the status change to “Done” click the “Download M4A” button

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What is an MKV (Matroska) file?

Matroska (MKV) is a free, open-source, container standard that can hold an unlimited amount of audiovisual and multimedia files in a single file format. Since it is open source, a user can customize it with open-source software. The name derives from “Matryoshka” dolls, which is a famous type of Russian handicraft that consists of a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size nested one inside another.

 

How to open an MKV file?

The best way to open an MKV file is to use VLC media player. This media player is compatible with all operating systems and platforms. This is important because MKV is not an industry standard, which means that other media players might not support it.

 

Additionally, MKV does not use codecs to compress file size, which means the file can be quite large. Therefore, another option for opening an MKV file is to download the appropriate codecs that are compatible with the selected media player. To accomplish this, download the Combined Community Codec Pack (CCCP) from a trusted site, such as Ninite.

 

Developed by: Matroska

Initial release: 2002

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matroska

https://www.matroska.org/

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