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Convert M4V to M4A

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m4v to m4a

How to convert m4v to m4a?

Step 1

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Select m4v file, which you want to convert, from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or drag and drop it on the page.
Step 2

Convert m4v to m4a

Select m4a or any other format, which you want to convert.
Step 3

Download your m4a-file

Wait till your conversion process will be completed and click download converted m4a file.

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iTunes Video File

File extension .m4v
File category video
Description The M4V format was developed by Apple for Itunes Store and it is much more similar to the MP4 format with a slight difference in DRM protection. If M4V format has DRM protection than the iTunes account used to process the file will have to be authenticated on the computer playing the file.
Technical details The M4V supported files have both the audio as well as the video data, the file extension M4V can be converted into the MP4 file extension in order for it to play on an unauthenticated computer because the M4V files are protected by Apple’s DRM. MP4 files do not provide with the functionality to create chapter information while M4V file does that.
Programs
Apple iTunes
VLC Media Player
Main program Apple QuickTime Player
Developer Apple
MIME type
video/x-m4v

MPEG-4 Audio Layer

File extension .m4a
File category audio
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.

Programs
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VLC media player
MPlayer
Amarok
Winamp
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Developer Apple
MIME type
audio/mpeg

FAQ

❓ How can I convert m4v to m4a?
Firstly, select a m4v file you want to convert or drag and drop it. Secondly, select m4a or any other 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 m4v to m4a?
Video conversion usually takes a few seconds. You will convert m4v to m4a very quickly.
🛡️ Is it secure to convert m4v to m4a on OnlineConvertFree?
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