File Extension Database

Open M4A File

M4A file extension is used by multimedia files that contain audio data encoded using MPEG4 Part 14 multimedia container format. The name stands for MPEG-4 Audio. This file extension was originally introduced by Apple Inc in order to differentiate different types of multimedia encoded with MPEG-4 since the format itself specified single file extension File extension MP4 for any kind of file.

Audio data in M4A files can be compressed with many diffrent algorithms inluding but not limited to: AAC, MP3, MP2, CELP, TwinVQ, SAOL and others.

Many audio players can open M4A files. These include WinAMP, Apple QuickTime and others.

Typical M4A application file locations:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe /open "%L"
  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /play "%L"
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe "%1"
  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:6 /Play "%L"

Typical M4A mime types:

  • audio/m4a

Frequently used application names to open M4A files:

  • iTunes
  • QuickTime
  • Windows Media Player

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • iTunes.m4a
  • Microsoft.Zune.2.M4A
  • QuickTime.m4a
  • WMP11.AssocFile.M4A

How Can I Open M4A File on Windows

How Can I Open M4A File on Mac OS

How Can I Open M4A File on Android

If you downloaded a M4A file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

How to Open M4A File on iPhone or iPad

To open M4A File on iOS device follow steps below:

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