“How to convert M4A to MP3 Mac? I’m trying to convert a audio recording I made using Quicktime to an MP3 or WAV file for exporting to the web and uploading on ATT Office at Hand. What’s the easiest way to get my M4A file to export as an MP3 or WAV file for uploading to a website? I am using Mac.”
You can convert M4A music file to MP3 format on Mac easily by using Leawo Video Converter for Mac, which acts as a professional M4A to MP3 converter for Mac users to fulfill the M4A to MP3 conversion with ease. It’s friendly with the latest Mac OS.
M4A is a file extension for an audio file encoded with advanced audio coding (AAC) which is a lossy compression. M4A was generally intended as the successor to MP3, which had not been originally designed for audio only but was layer III in an MPEG 1 or 2 video files. M4A stands for MPEG 4 Audio.
MPEG-1 and/or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III, more commonly referred to as MP3, is an audio coding format for digital audio which uses a form of lossy data compression. It is a common audio format for consumer audio streaming or storage.
Both M4A and MP3 file extensions are used for audio-only files. Audio-only MPEG 4 container files usually have an M4A file extension. M4A files are unprotected. Protected files usually have an M4P file extension.
AAC or M4A file quality is better and file sizes smaller compared to MP3 files. M4A files sound better than MP3 files when encoded at the same bit rate due to some of the enhancements made to the format such as:
There are many programs that you can use to play M4A and MP3 audio file, such as QuickTime player, Leawo Blu-ray Player, etc.
Like what is discussed in the very beginning, Leawo Video Converter for Mac can be used to convert M4A to MP3 on Mac. Actually, it can convert video and audio file of more than 180 formats, like converting MP4 to AVI, MP4 to MP3, MKV to MP4, etc. It allows users to edit video and audio parameters of output file, and its internal video editor allows for video trimming, video cropping, video watermarking, video effect adjusting, and 3D video creating.
Before converting M4A to MP3 Mac, you need to download and install Leawo Video Converter for Mac on your computer.
Step 1: Import source M4A files
Launch Leawo Video Converter for Mac to enter the main interface. Under the “Convert” module, click the “Add Video” button to browse and choose source M4A audio files or directlry drag and drop source M4A audio files into this M4A to MP3 Mac converter.
Step 2: Set MP3 as output format
After importing source M4A audio files, click the drop-down box before the big green “Convert” button and then select “Change” option to enter the Profile window for output format setting. To convert M4A to MP3, you need to open “Format > Common Audio” group to select MP3 as output format.
Optional: If you’re not satisfied with the audio parameters of preset output format like audio codec, audio quality, audio bit rate, sample rate and channel, you could reset them. After setting output format, re-open the drop-down box and then select “Edit” option to enter the Profile Settings panel. On the Profile Setting panel, you could freely set these parameters.
Step 3: Set output directory
When all the format settings are finished, save the settings and return to the main interface. Click the big green “Convert” button on the main interface to set output directory on the popup sidebar. You could open “Save to” box to browse desired folder as output directory.
Step 4: Convert M4A to MP3 on Mac