How to Convert M4A to AAC on Mac

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Tune4mac M4P to AAC Converter is a powerful, yet simple conversion tool which convert audio files from many different file formats into mp3, wav or aac files such as M4P to MP3, M4P to WAV, M4B to MP3, M4A to MP3, M4B to WAV, M4A to WAV, wav to mp3, mp3 to wav and much more. Virtual CD can emulate your computer RAM and hard disk as erasable CD-RW drive (Virtual CD-RW), it is at least 10 times faster than any other programs which use recording as one of the core converting tricks. And users may select several playlists or several audio files to convert as a batch. Its ability to convert DRM protected music files into regular MP3 files makes it a perfect solution for people who purchase their music online but have compatibility issues with their MP3 player.

AAC Definition

AAC is short for Advanced Audio Coding and is a lossy audio compression format. Audio files that have been encoded with AAC are generally smaller in size and deliver a higher quality of sound than MP3. Incidentally, it has been touted as the successor to the aging MP3 format. The most well known usage of AAC is with Apple's iTunes Store although other companies use it such as Sony for their PlayStation 3.

The file extensions associated with AAC are:

.aac, .m4a .mp4, .m4p,.3gp

How to Convert M4A to AAC on Mac

For AAC files, my phone only recognizes .aac files not m4a or mp4. While I can seem to change the extension from .m4a to .aac without problem, I apparently can't do the same with .aac. I'm assuming it's a different container format or something. Is there some way to do it in OS X?

Here we will walk through the tutorial of converting m4a to aac audio file on Mac

Step 1. Download Mac M4P Converter free.

Step 2. Run Mac M4P Converter application, go to menu bar Mac > Preferences to set Output Folder, Format and Encoding Quality for converted files:

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Step 3. Go to iTunes menu File > New Playlist to create a new playlist, or click the "+" button on bottom left of iTunes to add. You can also rename it as "burn list".

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Step 4. Right-click on the music in your library, then click Add to Playlist menu item, and choose the file you want to burn. Press Shift or Ctrl to select more than one music files to the playlist at one time.

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Step 5. Select the playlist containing the songs you want to burn, make sure all the songs you want to burn in the virtual CD have a checkmark beside them. Right-click on the selected playlist and choose Burn Playlist to Disc in the pop-up menu, or just click Burn Disc button in the bottom right of iTunes.

Step 6.In the Burn Settings window prompted, select Mac Virtual CD-RW as CD Burner and choose Audio CD as Disc Format. If you want the converted files to reserve track information like artist, album name, track number, you need to choose Include CD Text as well

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Step 7.Mac M4P Audio Converter starts burning and encoding

Step 8.When burning is finished, In main window of Mac M4P Converter application, you could find all converted music files are listed in the panel. Select a music file in the list, then click Reveal button to view the output files, or click Play to play it.

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