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How to convert M4A files to MP3


A short article describing how to convert M4A audio files to MP3 with the Free MP4 to MP3 Converter. This program is completely free, also for commercial use, and you can download it here.

MP4 and M4A

MP4 is a multimedia container format which, due to the considerable opportunities, gained in recent years great popularity. Like most modern container formats, MP4 allows streaming over the Internet, and it is widely used by many video sites, including YouTube.
In MP4 files can be embedded video streams (mostly encoded with H.264 video encoder), audio streams (AAC, sometimes MP3 and other), metadata and subtitles.

M4A file is a regular MP4 file, but with audio stream only and with .m4a extension. Audio streams embedded in M4A files are usually encoded with AAC (Advanced Audio Coding), sometimes with ALAC (Apple Lossless).

More information about the MP4 format can be found at

M4A to MP3 conversion using Free MP4 to MP3 Converter