M4A File Extension

MPEG-4 Audio File Type

Extension .m4a
Developer Apple
Popularity 5.0 (14 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program Apple iTunes
Category Audio Files
Format Binary
Updated 7/1/2021


What is a M4A File Extension?

M4A file extension is created by Apple, also known as MPEG-4 Audio File. M4A has been classified as Audio Files. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open M4A files in Apple iTunes program.

Free M4A File Online Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .M4A (MPEG-4 Audio File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to M4A, merge, split and compare the M4A files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.



M4A Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the MPEG-4 Audio File .M4A File Extensions while opening the .M4A files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open M4A Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for MPEG-4 Audio File on your system such as Apple iTunes.
  2. Associate default Apple Apple iTunes program for *.m4a (MPEG-4 Audio File) files.

    Associate M4A Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.M4A (e.g example.m4a) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Apple Apple iTunes program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .m4a files.

    Associate M4A Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.M4A (e.g example.m4a) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Apple Apple iTunes program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Apple iTunes extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.


All Platform Software Programs for M4A File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the M4A files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open M4A File on Windows

Software License Developer
ACD Systems ACDSee image. ACD Systems ACDSee 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Audacity image. Audacity 2.4 for Windows  Open audacity website. Open Source Audacity
Adobe Audition image. Adobe Audition CC 2019 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
FMJ-Software Awave Studio image. FMJ-Software Awave Studio 10 for Windows  Open fmj software website. Shareware FMJ-Software
Attractor Mobile Software Codec Packs image. Attractor Mobile Software Codec Packs 1 for Windows  Open attractor mobile software website. Commercial Attractor Mobile Software
Roxio Creator image. Roxio Creator NXT PRO 5 for Windows  Open roxio website. Commercial Roxio
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for Windows  Open wondershare website. Commercial Wondershare
Microsoft Groove Music image. Microsoft Groove Music 1 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Bundled Microsoft
Apple iTunes image. Apple iTunes 12 for Windows  Open apple website. Freeware Apple
Samsung Kies image. Samsung Kies 3 for Windows  Open samsung website. Freeware Samsung
JRiver Media Center image. JRiver Media Center 19 for Windows  Open jriver website. Freeware JRiver
Media Player Classic image. Media Player Classic 1 for Windows  Open media player classic website. Open Source Media Player Classic
NCH Software NCH Switch image. NCH Software NCH Switch 4 for Windows  Open nch software website. Commercial NCH Software
Nero image. Nero 2019 for Windows  Open nero website. Commercial Nero
Audials One image. Audials One 2018 for Windows  Open audials website. Commercial Audials
Corel Pinnacle Studio image. Corel Pinnacle Studio 24 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Windows  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
CyberLink PowerDVD image. CyberLink PowerDVD 20 for Windows  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Apple QuickTime Player image. Apple QuickTime Player 10 for Windows  Open apple website. Freeware Apple
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for Windows  Open realnetworks website. Freeware RealNetworks
ShedWorx Smart Converter image. ShedWorx Smart Converter 2 for Windows  Open shedworx website. Commercial ShedWorx
Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate 9 for Windows  Open aiseesoft website. Commercial Aiseesoft
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for Windows  Open xilisoft website. Commercial Xilisoft
VideoLAN VLC media player image. VideoLAN VLC media player 3 for Windows  Open videolan website. Open Source VideoLAN
Nullsoft Winamp image. Nullsoft Winamp 5 for Windows  Open nullsoft website. Freeware Nullsoft
Microsoft Windows Media Player image. Microsoft Windows Media Player 12 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Bundled Microsoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen M4A File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Audacity image. Audacity 2.4 for MacOs  Open audacity website. Open Source Audacity
Adobe Audition image. Adobe Audition CC 2019 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Cog image. Cog 0.07 for MacOs  Open cog website. Open Source Cog
Eltima Elmedia Player image. Eltima Elmedia Player 6 for MacOs  Open eltima website. Freeware Eltima
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for MacOs  Open wondershare website. Commercial Wondershare
Blackmagic Design Fusion for Mac image. Blackmagic Design Fusion for Mac 8 for MacOs  Open blackmagic design website. Commercial Blackmagic Design
Apple iMovie image. Apple iMovie 10 for MacOs  Open apple website. Commercial Apple
Apple iTunes image. Apple iTunes 12 for MacOs  Open apple website. Freeware Apple
Samsung Kies image. Samsung Kies 3 for MacOs  Open samsung website. Freeware Samsung
JRiver Media Center image. JRiver Media Center 19 for MacOs  Open jriver website. Freeware JRiver
NCH Software NCH Switch image. NCH Software NCH Switch 4 for MacOs  Open nch software website. Commercial NCH Software
Roxio Popcorn image. Roxio Popcorn 4 for MacOs  Open roxio website. Commercial Roxio
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for MacOs  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Apple QuickTime Player image. Apple QuickTime Player 10 for MacOs  Open apple website. Freeware Apple
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for MacOs  Open realnetworks website. Freeware RealNetworks
ShedWorx Smart Converter image. ShedWorx Smart Converter 2 for MacOs  Open shedworx website. Commercial ShedWorx
Roxio Toast image. Roxio Toast 18 for MacOs  Open roxio website. Commercial Roxio
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for MacOs  Open xilisoft website. Commercial Xilisoft
Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac image. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac 9 for MacOs  Open aiseesoft website. Commercial Aiseesoft
VideoLAN VLC media player image. VideoLAN VLC media player 3 for MacOs  Open videolan website. Open Source VideoLAN
Nullsoft Winamp image. Nullsoft Winamp 5 for MacOs  Open nullsoft website. Freeware Nullsoft

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen M4A file on Linux

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Linux  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Audacity image. Audacity 2.4 for Linux  Open audacity website. Open Source Audacity
VideoLAN VLC media player image. VideoLAN VLC media player 3 for Linux  Open videolan website. Open Source VideoLAN

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen M4A file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen M4A file on iOS

Software License Developer
Apple iMovie image. Apple iMovie 10 for iOS  Open apple website. Commercial Apple
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for iOS  Open realnetworks website. Freeware RealNetworks
VideoLAN VLC for iOS image. VideoLAN VLC for iOS 2 for iOS  Open videolan website. Open Source VideoLAN

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen M4A file on Android

Software License Developer
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Android  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for Android  Open realnetworks website. Freeware RealNetworks
Smart AudioBook Player image. Smart AudioBook Player 000 for Android  Open smart audiobook player website. Free+ Smart AudioBook Player

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

M4A file extension icon image.About M4A - MPEG-4 Audio File

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Updated 7/1/2021




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