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📌 An .M4A file format belongs to the audio container category which is able to hold and open specific definitions of media content, such as audiobooks, podcasts, and songs. Typically it is stored in the MPEG-4 format and encoded via Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) or Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) technologies. MPEG-4 algorithm refers to the multimedia container format which is compatible with image, subtitle, audio files, and video data encoded via different designated algorithms. In case the MPEG-4 object instance maintains audio tracks and layers, it is normally stored with the .M4A file extension, which gains its abbreviation from “MPEG-4 Audio” term.
📌 .M4A file standard can be operated and opened up by various audio and video players or editors, such as VLC, Adobe Audition, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Apple Music (if the .M4A instance includes content downloaded from the Apple iTunes store), or Microsoft Groove Music. In addition, various media editors are capable of converting .M4A file resources into other particular audio schemas and extensions. The .M4A technology gained wide, extended support among all types of desktop and mobile operating systems and platforms. Therefore, you may easily handle and open MPEG-4 file samples on any of your Android or iOS phones, laptop or stationary PC, or listen to the .M4A web-content downloaded from the streaming service or server formerly.