An m4a file extension is used for audio files stored in MPEG-4 (MP4) container and used AAC (Advanced Audio Coding), or Apple Lossless (ALAC) audio compression. M4A is very popular on Mac computers, because it is default audio format used by iTunes. M4A is also default audio format for Apple portable devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad).
Software that works with m4a file extension
M4A file extension - MPEG-4 compressed audio
What is m4a file? How to open m4a files?
The m4a file extension is used with the audio files that are stored in MP4 (MPEG-4) media container and contain audio in AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) MPEG-4 lossy compression format, or in Apple Lossless (ALAC) audio format.
M4A is a shortcut for MPEG 4 Audio. M4A audio format is default format used by iTunes for Mac, as well as default audio format for Apple portable devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad).
MPEG-4 audio format was introduced in 2001 as a part of Apple QuickTime file format.
The default software associated to m4a file type:
Company or developer:
iTunes is a digital media application for playing and organizing digital music and video files. Also is used to manage Apple portable devices such as iPod, iPhone and iPad. iTunes has integrated iTunes Store service, where can users buy and download digital music, videos, applications for iOS devices, audiobooks, podcasts, ringtones etc. iTunes is distributed as a free software.
Company or developer:
Apple iTunes is multimedia application distributed with Apple Mac OS X operating system. It organizes and plays digital music and videos. iTunes is also used to manage Apple's portable devices, such as iPod, iPhone and iPad.
List of software applications associated to the .m4a file extension
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that can be done with the file: like open m4a file, edit m4a file, convert m4a file, view m4a file, play m4a file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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- Open m4a file
- Save m4a file
- Edit m4a file
- Play m4a file
- Convert m4a file
- Create m4a file
- Record m4a file
- Import m4a file
- Export m4a file
- Burn m4a file
- Others m4a file
Software that open m4a file - MPEG-4 compressed audio
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