As is known, M4A is a popular audio format, especially on Apple devices. But if you transfer M4A files to your Android phone, MP3 player, etc, the file may cannot be well playable. So this compatibility issue drives the desire to convert M4A audio file to MP3 or other formats. The purpose of this article is to introduce you how to change the audio format from M4A to MP3.

[Easy and Fast] Convert M4A to MP3 with VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

The best way to convert M4A audio files to MP3 without any quality loss is using VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate. This professional media converter supports a number of input and output audio formats, including M4A, MP3, AAC, FLAC, MP3, APE, AC3, WAV, etc. So, you can easily convert your M4A audio to MP3 format with this tool. Of course you can convert between these formats as your desired.

Compared to Online Tools

• There are no file size and internet connection limitations.

• Batch conversion is allowed. So you don't have to process the conversion one by one.

• You can avoid to upload your file to internet to protect your audio file.


Compared to iTunes

• It's specially designed for video/audio file conversion.

• GPU acceleration technology to make conversion speed fast.

• Almost all popular audio formats supported.

Step 1. Install and Run VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

Download and install the converter, then a shortcut to the VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate will be added to your desktop by default. Just double-click the icon to open it.


Step 2. Add M4A Audio to the Converter

To add your M4A files to the converter, you have two options: directly drag and drop the file to the main interface, or head to choose "Add Files" button.

Add Files

Step 3. Select MP3 as Target Output Format

Navigate to "General Audio" and select MP3 as the target output format. In fact, you can find almost all the audio formats in the profile list of VideoSolo Video Convert Ultimate.

Tip: You will be able to customize the audio parameters(encoder, sample rate, bitrate, channel) by clicking the "Settings" button.

Select MP3 as Target Output Format

Step 4. Start Conversion

The output folder is chosen by default, but you can change it to other destination folders before start the conversion.

Now comes the finishing step, just click the "Convert" button and it starts to convert M4A to target format as specified.

Start Conversion

How to Convert M4A to MP3 with iTunes (For Free)

If you have iTunes installed on your computer, you can also use it to free convert M4A audio file to MP3 format. But you know iTunes is not a professional audio converter. So it can't deal with other audio conversion such as M4A to AAC, MP3 to M4A, etc.


Here are the steps that you need to follow for the conversion.

Step 1. Launch iTunes and click on "Edit > Preferences" on the main menu. The Preferences window will pop up in the "General" tab. Then click the "Import Settings" button.

Import Settings

Step 2. From the pop-up import Settings window, change MP3 Encoder and Import Using to "MP3 Encoder" and select file quality, then click OK.


Step 3. Go to the iTunes library to select M4A file and then click "File > Create New Version > Create MP3 Version". iTunes will convert your M4A file to the MP3 format. By default, the converted media file will be saved in the iTunes Media folder of your computer.

Create MP3 Version for M4A Audio File

Online Tool to Convert M4A Audio to MP3

After you searching "convert M4A to MP3" on Google, you'll find so many online audio converters such as Zamzar, CloudConvert, Meida.io, etc. This online tools can finish the M4A to MP3 conversion without installing a desktop software. But you have to upload your file to their sever to convert one by one. Usually, the file size has its limitation according to different online tool.

Here, We will walk through each necessary step to convert M4A audio files to MP3 format with this Online Audio Converter, let's begin the tutorial.


Step 1. Open Online Audio Converter official site and upload your M4A file by clicking "Open files" button.

Step 2. Select MP3 as output format and choose audio audio quality. Don't forget you can configure advanced settings and edit audio info if needed.

Step 3. Click "Convert" button and wait for your converted file to be downloaded in the MP3 format.

Convert M4A to MP3 Online

The steps of using online tools to convert M4A to MP3 is almost the same. You just need to: open the website > upload your file > select your format > start convert and repeat these steps.


If you meet the incompatibility problem caused by M4A, you can select one method above to convert the M4A audio files to MP3. And trust me, the VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate can be the best choice. No limitations, no ads and various output format will help you enjoy your M4A audio on anywhere.