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Convert 3GP to M4A

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How to convert 3gp to m4a?

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3rd Generation Partnership Project

File extension
.3gp
File category
Programs
QuickTime Player
VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
Main program
Adobe Flash Professional
Description
3GP is a multimedia container format defined by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), played on 3G mobile phones and other phones. 3GP was first developed in 1998. This holder is usually used for cell phones, GSM-based (Global System for Mobile Communications). As it uses small bandwidth, and it requires less space for file for which it uses less data, so it is appropriate for mobile phones.
Technical details
3GP format is built on MPEG-14 structures. Space demand and bandwidth have lessened by 3GP to make it better for mobile phones. It is user friendly as it has flexibility for file storing, sharing, and editing. Video parts are saved as MPEG-4 Part-2, H.263, etc. Audio components are saved as AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AMR-NB, etc. Playstation 3 can encode audio files necessarily to share it with an external USB drive. Nintendo DSi assists 3GP files in utilizing for SD cards.
Developer
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
MIME type
video/3gpp
audio/3gpp

MPEG-4 Audio Layer

File extension
.m4a
File category
Programs
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VLC media player
MPlayer
Amarok
Winamp
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Description

M4A stands for MPEG A Audio. It is a type of audio file type that is encoded using Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) or Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC).

M4A was developed to help you store a wide range of file types, such as audiobooks, podcasts, and songs. That is in addition to the fact that it is a better competitor to MP3.

Some of the benefits or advantages of using M4A are:

  1. 1. It is easy to edit and transfer M4A files because it is designed to be an unprotected audio file format.
  2. 2. M4A files have additional enhancements that boost the sound quality.
Technical details

How to create and how to open an M4A file

You can create and open an M4A file in many ways. The simplest way is to use an Apple voice recorder or convert another audio format into M4A.

There are several programs and applications out there that support the playback of M4A files. Some of them are Winamp, VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player, and QuickTime. The other programs that open M4A files are Microsoft Zune, Elmedia Player (for Mac users), Apple iTunes, Rhythmbox (for Linux users), and iPad.

Which other formats M4A can be converted into and why

M4A files may be a strong competitor to the MP3 file formats. Yet, this type of digital audio file format has many disadvantages, such as appearing as a data file (instead of a media or document), and low compatibility with some devices.

So, here are some of the other formats or alternatives to the M4A file format:

  1. 1. MP3
  2. 2 WAV
  3. 3. OGG
  4. 4. FLAC

One major reason why you might need to convert your M4A file is because it is a file extension, which means that only specific applications can open it. MP3 is supported by almost any device.

You may also want to convert it to AAC because it produces better sound quality, even at low bitrates.

Developer
Apple
MIME type
audio/mpeg

FAQ

❓ How can I convert 3gp to m4a?
Firstly, select a 3gp to m4a file you want to convert or drag and drop it. Secondly, select a format you want to convert your file to. Then click convert and wait until your file is converted
⏳ How long should I wait to convert 3gp to m4a?
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