Files with mp4a extension can be usually found as audio encoded using MPEG-4 MP4A codec. Basically same as M4A or MP4.

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Software that works with mp4a file extension

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MP4A file extension - MPEG-4 MP4A audio

What is mp4a file? How to open mp4a files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

mp4a file icon: mp4a filetype icon

The mp4a file extension is associated with the MP4A MPEG-4 audio codec.

A typical .mp4a file contains audio, but mp4a is not native file extension for MPEG-4 audio files.

Native file extension is m4a (used by Apple) or mp4. When you rename file extension mp4a to m4a or mp4, audio file will be playable in the most of media players.

The default software associated to mp4a file type:

Apple iTunes for Windows icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple iTunes for Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

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.

Apple iTunes for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple iTunes for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

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.

Help how to open MP4A files:

Any media player that can playable MP4 should be able to playback this file as well. You may need to rename the extension thought.

How to convert file with extension MP4A:

As this file only holds audio data, it can be converted to other audio formats.

List of software applications associated to the .mp4a file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open mp4a file, edit mp4a file, convert mp4a file, view mp4a file, play mp4a file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the mp4a files.

  • Play mp4a file
  • Others mp4a file

mp4a file players - programs that can play mp4a file - MPEG-4 MP4A audio

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play mp4a file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with mp4a file by default:
Apple iTunes for Windows small icon Apple iTunes for Windows
Other suggested software:
VLC media player small icon VLC media player

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with mp4a file by default:
Apple iTunes for Mac small icon Apple iTunes for Mac
Other suggested software:
VLC media player for Mac small icon VLC media player for Mac

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