Have you downloaded some audio files in M4A format from the Internet but trying to start them with the music player you usually use, you can't play them? So why don't you try to solve the problem by converting them all to MP3? It's quick and easy, plus there are tons of tools to do it. If you want, I can explain to you which resources to use and above all how to use them.
With this article of mine today I want to show you how to do it convertire M4A in MP3 thanks to specific computer software but, if you do not feel like downloading new programs, also by resorting to the use of special Web services, accessible directly from the browser window and without having to download anything on the PC. Great, don't you think?
Oh, almost forgotten, to use these tools it is absolutely not necessary to be a great expert in IT and new technologies. First of all because you can count on my help and my explanations and secondly because, by their very nature, they are quite practical and usable software without problems by any type of user. Then? How about putting the chatter aside and starting to get busy? Yes? Very well. I wish you, as usual, a good read.
MediaHuman Audio Converter (Windows/Mac)
The first among the resources to convert M4A to MP3 that I want to introduce you is MediaHuman Audio Converter. It is an excellent audio converter available at no cost and usable on both Windows and Mac. It allows you to convert all the main audio file formats currently on the market including, of course, those in question. It also has a simple but at the same time well-finished and very intuitive user interface.
To download the software on your Windows PC, connect to its official website and click on the button Download then open the program installation package (eg. MHAudioConverter.exe), cheap with Yes e seleziona l'opzione I accept the terms of the license agreement. Then click on forward four times in a row and complete the installation procedure by pressing on first Install and then on end.
If, on the other hand, what you are using is a Mac, after downloading MediaHuman Audio Converter on your computer following the instructions I have given you a moment ago, open the package in format .dmg that contains the software and drag the icon of the software into the folder Applications Of computer. Then right click on its icon and select the item apri twice in a row to circumvent Apple's restrictions on third-party developers.
Once the program window is displayed on the desktop, drag the audio files to convert into it, expand the drop-down menu Format which is at the top right and select the item MP3 from the first menu attached to the further window that has opened. Then set the desired quality for the output file (ex. stereo, 44100Hz, 320kbps) in the second menu and presses the button Close to save all settings. If you prefer, instead of dragging files into the window you can also select them manually by clicking on the button + (plus symbol) which is high up.
Finally, click the button with the two arrows which is located at the top right and waits a few moments for the entire procedure for converting files to be started and completed. By default, the converted songs will be saved in the folder Music> Convert by MediaHuman of the computer but if you want you can change the path by clicking on the button with the wrench attached to the software window and modifying the path you find in correspondence with the wording Output folder.
Freemake Audio Converter (Windows)
Another great software that you can consider to convert audio files in M4A format to MP3 is Freemake Audio Converter. It is a free program specific for Windows operating systems which, as the name implies, offers the possibility to convert audio files of various kinds. A basic function aside, it also integrates some advanced features through which it is possible to extract audio from movies and merge multiple audio files into a single song. In short, try it now and you will see that you will no longer be able to do without it.
To download it immediately on your computer, connected to its home page, click on the button Free download placed in the center and then open the file you just obtained (eg. FreemakeAudioConverterStup.exe). Then click on Si and then OK to set the Italian language, remove the check mark next to the option indicating the sending of data to Freemake for product improvement and click on forward twice in a row. If you are offered the installation of additional software, remove the check from their names and click once again on forward then press on end.
Now, drag the M4A file you want to convert into the program window or select them by first clicking on the button + Audio which is high up. Then click on the button in MP3 placed at the bottom, modify, if necessary, the profile used using the appropriate drop-down menu profiles and make sure that the path indicated in correspondence with the item Salva in is to your liking (otherwise modify it) then press the button Converted and wait for the conversion procedure to be started first and then completed.
If you need to make further adjustments to the settings of the final audio file, click on the button with the gear wheel before starting the conversion and intervene on channels, simple rate and bitrate.
Free Audio Converter (Windows)
The software that I have already proposed to you have not been able to attract your attention in a particular way and are you still looking for a torment that can allow you to convert your M4A audio files to MP3 on Windows? Then turn to Free Audio Converter. It is free software that works with all popular audio file formats. It is an extremely valid program even if you have to take into account the fact that it applies an audio watermark at the beginning and at the end of the songs (which can still be removed by switching to the paid version of the software).
To download it to your computer, connect to its website and press the button Download. Once the download is complete, open the installation file obtained (eg. FreeAudioConverter.exe) and first click on Yes, Then OK to confirm the use of the Italian language and then first on forward per due volte di segito e poi su Accept.
Once the setup procedure is complete you will see the program window appear on the desktop. To start using it, click on the button + Add files which is at the top left and choose the songs in M4A format you want to convert to MP3. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop the files you intend to act on directly into the application window. Then give the option Convert to MP3 from the drop-down menu located at the top left and possibly manually set the bitrate of the output files using the drop-down menu at the top right.
Finally, press the button Converted twice in a row, wait for the conversion procedure to start and complete and then click on the ella icon folder next to each song name to directly open the folder where the MP3 files are saved.
Apowersoft (Online) Video Converter
Contrary to what the name implies, the Apowersoft is a free tool that can be used directly from the web browser window that also allows you to work on audio files. It supports the most popular formats, including those in question, has a very elegant user interface and does not impose any limitations regarding the file upload size. The only thing that should be emphasized is the fact that to be able to use it you need to install a special launcher on your computer.
You ask me how to use it? Nothing simpler! To begin with, go to the home page of the service, click on the button Select files to start and then press on Download the Launcher to immediately download the launcher to your computer.
Then open the file that was just downloaded from the site, click on OK and, from the new window you see appear on the desktop, select the files in M4A format to convert. Then select the format MP3 from the menu Format which is at the bottom, then presses the button Converted which is always at the bottom and finally indicates the output position. At the end of the procedure you will find the converted file exactly in the previously indicated position.
If you need to, before starting the conversion procedure you can also change the settings of the final audio file by clicking on the button Settings always present at the bottom and later on the board audio. You will then be able to adjust bitarate, channels and sample rates as you see fit.
123aps Audio Converter (Online)
As an alternative to the above online service, I recommend that you contact Audio Converter. It works on any web browser and you don't have to download anything to your computer to use it. The only thing that is needed, being a Web service, is, of course, the connection to the Internet.
To use it, first of all connect to its main page and then press the button Open files at the number 1 and select the M4A song on your computer that you want to convert. Alternatively, you can upload the file to convert from Google Drive or from dropbox, by clicking on the relevant items, or from the web, by selecting the option URL and typing the relative link.
So wait for the file upload to be started and completed then make sure the button is pressed mp3 at the number 2 (and if not you provide) and press on Converted to start the conversion procedure.
You can then download the converted file to your computer by clicking on the button Download (the file will be saved in the folder Download, unless you have changed the default settings of your web browser) or you can store it directly in the cloud, on your Google Drive and / or Dropbox account by clicking on the relevant links.
Eventually, before converting your M4A files to MP3 you can adjust the audio quality using the appropriate adjustment bar on the screen. By default, the quality is set to Standard. You can also access the advanced settings by clicking on the button Advanced Settings and edit the file info by clicking on Edit track information.