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M4A File

What are M4A files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a M4A file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your M4A files.

What is a M4A file?

A .M4A file is a MPEG-4 Audio file.

Files with a .m4a extension are audio files in MPEG-4 format. These files are similar to the popular MP4 files, just audio-only and no video.

The audio is encoded using the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) or Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) codecs. A codec is basically a compression method used to reduce the size of the input data without compromising audio quality too much.

Another popular audio file format that is similar to M4A is MP3, but the sound quality is generally better in M4A files.

How to open M4A files

We have identified three M4A openers that are compatible with this specific type of M4A file.

Programs that open MPEG-4 Audio files

Last updated: April 25, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of M4A files. Remember, different programs may use M4A files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified

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