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M4A file

This page contains information on the M4A file extension (Compressed video file file)

File extension.M4A
CategoryAudio File
DescriptionM4A audio file type was developed as a layer of MPEG-4 multimedia format that is used for storing compressed sound data. It is processed either by AAC or ALAC codec. M4a features 1024/960 block length size for more compact audio data representation compared to MP3. M4A is widely used on iTunes service. The files are zipped by lossy AAC algorithm. The protected version of M4A file has .m4p extension. Compared to MP3, M4A provides better sounding within the same size.
Associated programsApple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Developed byApple
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Convert M4A files

Using CoolUtils Online M4A Converter it is possible to convert M4A files to a variety of other formats:

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