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Convert MP4 to M4A

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How to convert m4a to mp4?
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MPEG-4 Video File

File extension .mp4
File category video
Description The MP4 files (MPEG-4 part 14 files) are the multimedia files used with multiple stations and video players simultaneously. They can store digital audio streams and digital video, and other suitable amounts of data like subtitle tracks. MP4 video format is a widespread file format due to its very own container format. It is also used with multiple platforms such as iTunes, PlayStation, and portable PSP. It is also a popular file format for streaming over the Internet. For instance, YouTube videos have MP4 extension.
Technical details The technical details of MP4 files differ in significant aspects and are unique as well, first released in 2001 under ISO/IEX 14496-1:2001 standards. It uses an AAC encoding to wear off unauthorized users from copying the data. The main purpose is streaming rather than sending video or audio information. MP4 files can be used to store audio streams and text information, subtitles, and still images. At the same time, MPEG format can’t do this. Anyhow the processing of data into MPEG-4 part 14 requires private streams such as the use of hint tracks to include the information.
Programs
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VLC media player
MPlayer
Eltima Elmedia Player
Winamp
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Developer Moving Picture Experts Group
MIME type
audio/mp4
video/mp4

MPEG-4 Audio Layer

File extension .m4a
File category audio
Description

Apple Inc. has designed an M4A open-source format based on QuickTime Fike. Now the format is being promoted in the iTunes store. It is a multimedia container intended for the placement of sound components and other data, such as images. MPEG-4 files may be stored with extensions M4A and MP4. In the latter case, they contain video as well.

Alongside these sound formats, MPEG-4 allows for lossy compaction through FFC Codec. However, it is possible to provide a lossless reduction thanks to the Apple Lossless format. The files may be played on Windows PCs via iTunes, Windows Media Player 12, KSP Sound Player, Winamp, and some other programs. With iTunes, the data can be converted into Windows-supported audio formats.

Technical details

In comparison with its predecessor MP3, M4A format provides better sound quality and smaller file size. Thanks to lossless compaction, the data may be easily converted in both directions with no quality deterioration. The sound data encoded with ACC compression, which reduces the file size considerably.

Due to protection technology DRM, MP4 files cannot be easily distributed, while it is much simpler to replicate files in M4A; that is why “Apple Lovers” prefer the latter format. With M4A, it is possible to buy music on iTunes and download it into smartphones or other devices.

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 mp4 to m4a?
Firstly, select a mp4 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 mp4 to m4a?
Video conversion usually takes a few seconds. You will convert mp4 to m4a very quickly.
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