AAC to M4A - Convert audio online
|#||Output File||Source File||Action|
How to convert AAC to M4A:
1. Click the "Choose Files" button to select multiple files on your computer or click the "URL" button to choose an online file from URL, Google Drive or Dropbox. The source file can also be video format. Video and audio file size can be up to 200M. You can use file analyzer to get source audio's detailed information such as track name, genre, bitrate and sampling rate.
3. Click the "Convert Now!" button to start batch conversion. It will automatically retry conversion on another server if one fails, please be patient while converting. The output files will be listed in the "Conversion Results" section. Click icon to show file QR code or save file to cloud storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
AAC vs M4A:
|Full name||Advanced Audio Coding||Audio-only MPEG-4|
|Developed by||Bell Labs, Fraunhofer Institute etc.||International Organization for Standardization|
|Type of format||Audio compression format||Media container|
|Introduction||Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates. AAC has been standardized by ISO and IEC, as part of the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 specifications.||MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4 is a digital multimedia container format most commonly used to store video and audio, but can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images. M4A stands for MPEG 4 Audio and is a filename extension used to represent audio files.|
|Technical details||AAC supports inclusion of 48 full-bandwidth audio channels in one stream plus 16 low frequency effects channels, up to 16 "coupling" or dialog channels, and up to 16 data streams. The quality for stereo is satisfactory to modest requirements at 96 kbit/s in joint stereo mode; however, hi-fi transparency demands data rates of at least 128 kbit/s.||Audio-only MPEG-4 files generally have a .m4a extension. This is especially true of non-protected content. M4A is often compressed using AAC encoding (lossy), but can also be in Apple Lossless format.|
|Associated programs||foobar2000, AIMP, DirectShow, QuickTime, VLC media player.||Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, MPlayer, Media Player Classic, VLC Media Player, K-Multimedia Player|
|Wikipedia||AAC on Wikipedia||M4A on Wikipedia|