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MPEG-4 Video File
MP4 is one of the popular digital multimedia formats. The original name is MPEG-4 Part 14. It is one of the most versatile digital multimedia formats because it can play both video and audio files.
Besides, you can use MP4 file formats for many other purposes, such as streaming over the Internet and storing still images.
The characteristics of MP4 files include but are not limited to:
- MP4 file formats are mostly preferred by users because of the versatile use that includes playing audio and video files.
- You can use MP4 to stream or watch live events over the Internet.
- MP4 file stores multiple data types, such as audio, video, scene descriptors, and object descriptors.
How to create and how to open an MP4 file
You can create an MP4 file by recording video with your device or by using certain software.
You can also use various converters to convert videos to MP4 file formats.
How to Open an MP4 File
Almost all the video players open an MP4 file because MP4 is a standardized digital file format.
You can open an MP4 file in several ways, such as using either the Windows Media PlayerorVLC Media Player.
Some of the others that can open the MP4 file are QuickTime (for macOS), MPlayer, VLC Media Player, and X Codec Pack.
Which other formats MP4 can be converted into and why
MP4 is widely used as a video file format because of the efficient video compression scheme that prevents data loss when converting.
Besides, you can use a lot of tools to seamlessly convert your MP4 file to another file format. Some of the popular video formats are:
- 1. m4w
- 2. mkw
- 3. mov
- 4. avi
- 5. flv
MP4 is supported by almost any device that is able to play video. However sometimes a user might need to convert it to another format. MKV is well known for being able to store a huge amount of information like dozens of audio streams and subtitles. WMV format provides better compression than MP4 does.
MPEG-4 Audio Layer
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. It is easy to edit and transfer M4A files because it is designed to be an unprotected audio file format.
- 2. M4A files have additional enhancements that boost the sound quality.
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. MP3
- 2 WAV
- 3. OGG
- 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.