How do I convert M4A to MP4?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

To convert a M4A file to MP4 format, you can follow these steps:

1. Choose the M4A file that you want to convert: Start by locating the M4A file on your computer that you wish to convert. It could be in a specific folder or on your desktop. Make sure you remember the file’s location for easy access during the conversion process.

2. Select MP4 as the format: Once you have your M4A file ready, you need to choose the MP4 format as the desired output format. This can be done using a conversion software or an online converter. There are numerous free and paid tools available online that can help you with this task. Some popular options include Freemake Audio Converter, VLC Media Player, and Online UniConverter.

– Freemake Audio Converter: If you prefer using a desktop software, Freemake Audio Converter is a user-friendly option. Download and install the software on your computer, then open it. Click on the “+Audio” button to add your M4A file. In the bottom-right corner of the screen, select “to MP4” from the list of output formats. click on the “Convert” button to start the conversion process.

– VLC Media Player: If you already have VLC Media Player installed on your computer, you can also use it to convert M4A to MP4. Open VLC Media Player and go to “Media” in the top menu. From the drop-down menu, select “Convert/Save.” In the new window, click on the “Add” button to import your M4A file. Then, click on the “Convert/Save” button at the bottom. In the next window, choose “Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4)” as the profile. Select a destination folder and filename for the converted file, and click “Start” to begin the conversion process.

– Online UniConverter: If you prefer using an online converter, Online UniConverter (formerly known as is a reliable option. Visit the website and click on the “Drag & Drop or Hit to Add File” button to upload your M4A file. Next, click on the drop-down menu next to “Convert to” and select “MP4.” click on the “Convert” button to initiate the conversion process. Once the conversion is complete, you can download the MP4 file to your computer.

3. Convert your M4A file: After selecting the MP4 format and choosing the appropriate tool, you are ready to convert your M4A file. Depending on the software or online converter you are using, the interface may differ slightly, but the basic steps remain the same. Follow the instructions provided by the chosen tool to start the conversion process.

4. Save the converted MP4 file: Once the conversion process is complete, you will be prompted to save the converted MP4 file. Choose a location on your computer where you want to save the file. It is recommended to create a new folder to keep your converted files organized.

By following these steps, you can successfully convert your M4A file to MP4 format. Remember to always double-check the output format and verify the quality of the converted file to ensure it meets your requirements.