How to convert M4A to MP4 files.

Learn about the key differences between M4 and MP4 files and how to seamlessly convert them.

If the concept of converting files seems overwhelming, know that you’re not alone. This guide will help you determine the difference between two widely used file types and teach you how to convert them like a pro. Keep reading to learn more.

What are M4A and MP4 files?

An M4A file is a type of file extension for an audio file that is saved in a specific format, known as MPEG-4 format. This type of file is typically encoded with something called advanced audio coding (ACC). It only contains audio.

An MP4 file, on the other hand, is a type of multimedia file that contains both audio and video. Often, this is the type of file used to store a movie, film, or video clip.

How to convert M4A to MP4.

You’ll find that converting an M4A file to an MP4 file is a common practice during the video editing process. It might seem tricky at first but if you follow these simple steps using a software like Adobe Media Encoder, it’s easy to convert M4A files:

  • Select File or tap the Plus button in the top left corner of the screen
  • Choose your file and add it to your queue
  • Select an export preset or choose a custom setting
  • Click on the output file to determine your file’s final location
  • Press Start to begin the conversion

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