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How to Compress M4A Files with Two Free yet Effective M4A Compressors

Author by Rocabella

June 26, 2019

In fact, it is difficult for people without professional training to distinguish between a difference between 320 and 256, 192 and even 160 kbps. This is why more and more people are willing to convert ALAC M4A into AAC M4A. Follow this article to get how to compress M4A size to save storage space. Free download recommended M4A Compressing tool to start this guide.

How Can I Compress M4A Files?

Q: How can I compress my 30-50MB M4A files? I've been attaching some M4A files and send an email to friends. But I haven't figured out how to make the M4A files smaller though. It seems my email server won't send them due to large file size. Is there an easy way to compress the M4A files?

A: M4A is a common audio container format which can contain audio in either AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) or ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) compression format. For ALAC M4A lossless audio files, the file size will usually be larger. In some cases, the M4A file is not convenient to upload or transfer, then the following three methods for you to compress M4A audio file.

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Method 1: Compress M4A with Desktop Tool – WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory

It is important to use professional audio compressors to compress files so that the quality of the output file is good. In order to compress M4A, we recommend WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory as the best software. The software works seamlessly with all Windows PCs and can quickly compress ALAC M4A to AAC M4A effortlessly. You can also customize parameters of the M4A file, such as lower sample rate, channel and bit rate to reduce the file size. Compressed M4A files can also be transferred to iPhone, Android phone and other devices if needed. You can free downloadfree download the recommended M4A Compressor by clicking the button below.

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How to Reduce M4A File Size with M4A Compressing Tool

Add M4A File into WonderFox Audio Compressor

Step 1: Add M4A File into WonderFox Audio Compressor

In order to compress M4A file, first of all, free downloadfree download, install and run Free HD Video Converter Factory on your PC. Click the Add Files button on the menu bar to add an ALAC M4A file. Here, you can even drag and drop files. After upgrading, you can add and convert multiple M4A files for batch processing.

Select M4A as the Output Format

Step 2: Select M4A as the Output Format

Next, click on the Output Format area on the right side of the interface. From the pop-up window, select M4A as the output format from the Audio list. Next, click the Settings button to bring up the settings window. The audio file parameters associated with the encoder, sample rate, downmix channel and bit rate will be changed here. Click OK to save the parameter settings for your new M4A file.

Start Compressing M4A Files

Step 3: Start to Compress M4A File

After that, you can select the PC location to save the compressed M4A file by selecting the Output Folder tab. Finally, click on the Run button that will start compressing M4A file.

Method 2: Compress M4A Audio File with iTunes

Load ALAC M4A into iTunes and Select AAC EncoderLoad ALAC M4A into iTunes and Select AAC Encoder

Step 1. Run iTunes and import your ALAC M4A files.

Step 2. Click Edit button on the menu bar, and select Preferences.

Step 3. Click the Import Settings button under the General tab, select AAC Encoder in the Import Using drop-down list, and you can also customize the quality, then click OK.

Output AAC M4A FilesOutput AAC M4A Files

Step 4. Go to Advanced tab, customize the output file directory, then click OK.

Step 5. Select all M4A files and click File on the menu bar > Convert > Create AAC Version to start ALAC M4A to AAC M4A conversion.

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At last...

If you are still looking for a reliable online audio compressor, then this will be useless because online tools have many limitations. While compressing M4A files will no longer be a difficult problem with the help of WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory and iTunes. Finally, hope this article does help you and you are free to share it with more people.

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How to Compress Audio Files in Batch Mode

How to Compress Audio Files in Batch Mode

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To save a lot of manual operation and time, you can use WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro to batch convert ALAC M4A to AAC M4A in order to reduce the M4A size. In addition, this software also supports downloading audio and video from sharing websites, recording your computer screen and more. Don't miss this versatile tool.

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