How to Convert an M4a File to MP3

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You can't get the party started if your music is in the wrong format.

Music files come in a variety of formats, including MP3 and M4a. Unfortunately, not all audio file formats are supported on every device. There's a good chance that sooner or later, you will end up with a batch of music in M4a format that you'd love to play but can't because your iPod or other device can't read these files. The solution is both simple and quick – convert the M4a files to MP3s.


Step 1

Download a copy of Free MP3 WMA Converter from the website. As the name suggests, you can download and use this application free of charge. Once the file download is complete, double-click on the file and follow the on-screen prompts to install the software on your computer.


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Step 2

Launch Free MP3 WMA Converter. Look under "Files to Convert" and click on the small folder with an arrow icon.

Step 3

Find the M4a file that you want to convert. Click on the file and then click "Open" from the context menu that opens.


Step 4

Click on the "..." button in the "Output Configuration" box. Under the General tab, choose the desired quality for the MP3 file that will be created. Click "Apply."

Step 5

Click on the "Convert!" button. Your M4a file is created to MP3. Repeat this procedure to convert multiple M4a files to MP3s and then enjoy your music.