How to Convert M4A to Text

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How to Transcribe M4A to Text

Follow the steps below to convert an audio M4A file to text file format:

  1. Upload your M4A file.
  2. Then click on ‘Choose M4A File’ and select the file from your laptop, Google Drive, Youtube, or Dropbox.
  3. Or drag and drop it into the box.
  4. Select the language that was spoken in your M4A file. Also, select the language your audio transcripts into
  5. Click ‘Auto Transcribe’
  6. Select “Machine generated” or “Human created” (which are available in some transcription services)
  7. Remove background noise from your audio and cut, split, and trim your M4A file.
  8. Go to Elements from the left menu and click on ‘Auto Transcribe’ under Subtitles.
  9. Your automatic transcription will appear. Edit the transcription as needed with the help of a text editor.
  10. Export the TXT file as the text file format you would like such as Plain Text, word document, or pdf.
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What is an M4A File?

An M4A audio file is a lossless audio format (and encoding algorithm) created by Apple and utilized on Apple products including iPhone and iPad. Compared to MP3 files, M4A files encoded with AAC offer better file sizes for the same audio quality.

MPEG-4 audio files with M4A extensions contain a digital audio stream encoded with AAC or ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) compression standards. Apple first used this audio container to differentiate MPEG-4 audio files from the popular MP4 video file container.

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When Should You Use M4A File?

Because of the fact that M4A audio files are comparatively smaller in size and great for storing and sharing digital music, audiobook content, podcasts, etc. It is the standard for delivering music tracks and other audio content from Apple iTunes Store, all major platforms like Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS support this audio container.