Follow these simple steps to convert M4A files to MP3 | Digital Trends Spanish
If you’ve ever downloaded songs from iTunes or Apple Music, you probably know the M4A format. While these files may be convenient, when it comes to general compatibility with music players, they may be a rather limited resource. That is why it is a good idea to know how to convert M4A files to MP3, as this format is more versatile, popular and compatible with the various devices on the market.
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Step 1: select an M4A file
Go to the main page of Cloud Convert, click the gray button Select Files and then select the M4A file you want to convert. Alternatively, click and drag the file you want to convert from your saved location into the site’s conversion window.
Clicking the Select Files button will directly open a view of your system’s File Explorer, from which you can select your file. Clicking the button down will allow you to select from a number of other sources, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, and a URL.
Step 2: customize the output settings
Once you have selected your file, the conversion options screen will appear. Click the file format arrow and select the MP3 option from the list of audio formats.
Unless specified, Cloud Convert will automatically convert your file to MP3 at a variable bit rate between 220 kbps and 250 kbps. Like iTunes, you can click the wrench icon next to the drop-down menu to adjust the file’s output settings. From there, you can change the number of audio channels, the sample rate, and more. Once you are happy with your settings, click the blue OK button in the lower right corner.
Step 3: convert
Click the red button Start conversion what’s on the right side. When the conversion process is complete, which should take about 10 seconds for most files, your file will be available for download.
Step 4: download your new MP3
The green button download indicates that your MP3 file is already available. You will be able to click the button directly and your file will be saved in your default download folders. Options available from the drop-down arrow include creating a QR code to download to a mobile device. If you click on the dropdown button Create file, you can also include the files in a compressed file of various types.
Alternative: Apple Music app for macOS
MacOS users can also use the Apple Music app to convert their files from M4A to MP3.
To use it, open the menu preferences and modify your import settings to use MP3 Encoder. Then simply select the file you want to convert from your music library. Click on Archive, Then in Turn into, followed by Create MP3 version. After that, the Apple Music app will do all the heavy lifting for you.