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[Resolved] How Can I Upload M4A to YouTube?

Author by Blues

Updated on Feb 20, 2023

Have you encountered a trouble that you can't upload M4A to YouTube? This article have summarized two practical solutions for you. No complicated operation steps, just a few simple mouse clicks. Go ahead!

Can I Upload M4A to YouTube?

Q: I'm having trouble uploading a very simple podcast in .m4a format to YouTube. YouTube won't load it at all. Can I convert an .m4a file to a supported file extension? Help! It's been driving me mad.

A: YouTube is a well-known video hosting website that only allows users to upload their own video files, and does not support uploading any audio-only files. So if you want to upload M4A audio file, it is impossible. However, in this case, you can combine a picture with M4A to make a simple video file so that you can easily upload it to YouTube. Next, I will introduce you two detailed methods to add M4A to YouTube.

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Solution One - Convert M4A to Video for YouTube in Free Desktop Video Editor

Now, there are many free video editors on the market can help you combine images with M4A audio to make videos for YouTube upload. Here, I take OpenShot as an example to explain how to do that. OpenShot is a free cross-platform video editor available for Linux, Mac, and Windows. Free download it and follow the following steps to convert M4A to YouTube:

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Step 1. Free download OpenShot ( and install it on your computer, then double click this desktop software to launch it.

Step 2. Click " + " icon on the upper left corner or hit the File button and choose Import Files option to import the M4A audio file and pictures.

Step 3. Right click on the imported files to add to timeline, or you can drag these files into separate timelines. You are able to lengthen the image Track and align it with M4A audio track. Of course, you can also make several images into a slideshow, or just import a muted video.

Step 4. After importing files, you can add some effects into videos , customize the video length or add text and logo into videos.

Step 5. When everything is done, you are able to preview the output video. Then, hit the red icon on the Tool bar to export video file, customize the file name, set other YouTube video specs for uploading. Lastly, select MP4 format and save folder.

Step 6. Press Export Video to start to convert M4A to YouTube supported format.

Step 7. After done, enter to add M4A to YouTube from your local folder.

Solution Two - How to Upload M4A to YouTube Online

If you are not prone to install a video editor, this online tool may be suitable for you - Audioship.

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Step 1. Enter

Step 2. Click the Sign in with YouTube button to log in with your YouTube account.

Step 3. Enter the main webpage, and head to YouTube account. Then, hit UPLOAD YOUR AUDIO button in the middle of page to import your M4A file.

Step 4. After you upload M4A, you can start to customize your video information like title, category, tags, description, privacy. Of course, you can add other images by hitting the left image button as well.

Step 5. Finally, click on POST ALL VIDEOS TO YOUTUBE button on the right corner of webpage to start to add M4A to YouTube.


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