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Free | How to Convert M4A to MP3 Easily and Quickly

Jane Zhou updated on Dec 11, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

"I have downloaded my favorite songs from iTunes and the songs are in the format of M4A, but they can not be played on my phone. How to solve this problem?"

If you have some M4A files and want to enjoy them on your desired players or devices, you may find it a little difficult, as M4A format is not a common audio format in daily life. Then how to solve this problem? An easy and quick method is to change the M4A file format. To enjoy the music on any media player and devices, you can convert M4A to MP3, which is a common and popular audio format. This article will introduce you the top 7 M4A to MP3 converter to help you turn M4A to MP3 on Windows, Mac, and mobile phones. Just go on reading to find the software that is best for you.

How to Convert M4A to MP3 on Windows 10 PC

To help you convert M4A to MP3 on Windows quickly and easily, we will illustrate the process to convert M4A to MP3 with EaseUS Video Editor and Windows media player. These two applications are well appreciated.

1. EaseUS Video Editor

EaseUS Video Editor is a versatile video and audio editor. With more than 300 visual effects and many basic and advanced editing tools, you can create fantastic movies easily professionally, like making collage video. Apart from a video editor, it is also an amazing audio converter, which enables you to change audio format with a few simple clicks. Before conversion, it offers you options to trim, cut, and apply sound effects to your audio file. 

  • Simple and easy to use interface
  • Support many common and popular file formats, like MP3, MP4, WAV, MKV, etc.
  • Offer many overlays, filters, and transitions to help you create a brilliant movie
  • Allow you to cut, trim, split, rotate, speed up/slow down, and reverse video
  • Help you make picture in picture video with ease

You can check the following steps to convert M4A to MP3 with EaseUS Video Editor.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Editor and choose an aspect ratio.

Launch EaseUS Video Editor

Step 2. Import the source file. Drag and drop it to the audio track in the timeline.

Drag AAC file to timeline

Step 3. Right-click on the source file. Choose "Edit" and click the "Speed" and "Volume" option to customize settings.

Customize settings

Step 4. Click on "Export" and choose the "MP3" button on the audio menu. Then save the converted files on your computer. You may change settings by clicking "Output settings".

Export MP3 version

2. Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player is a free and open-source media player for Windows users, which can play many media files like MKV, MP3, and WAV. Is it only a video player? Of course not. It is also a simple audio converter for beginners. If you only need to convert M4A to MP3, this free M4A to MP3 can satisfy all your needs. Now let's see how it works to change M4A into MP3 format.

Step 1. Open Windows Media Player. Select the M4A file and import it to the Windows Media Player.

Step 2. Go to the top left corner and click "Organize." Then choose the "Option" and "RIP Music" button in turn.

Move to RIP Music

Step 3. Click on the "RIP Music" button and choose "MP3" format. If you want to change the destination of the converted files, you can click on the "Change" button to change the location.

Choose the format

How to Convert M4A to MP3 on Mac with iTunes and VLC

For Mac users, there also are two free M4A to MP3 converter for you to change M4A to MP3. One is the built-in media player - iTunes, and the other is a free and open-source software - VLC Media Player.

1. iTunes

iTunes is a fantastic program on Mac. Using it, you can enjoy a lot of incredible and favorite songs with high quality. Actually, playing music is just a part of its functions, it also can help you do some simple format conversion. If you want to convert M4A file to MP3 without efforts, just follow the below detailed tutorials. 


Step 1. Open iTunes and import the M4A file to iTunes.

Step 2. Choose "iTunes" > "Preferences". Click the "Import Settings" button in the General Preferences window.

Step 3. Click "Import Using" to select "MP3 Encoder" option. Then select the "OK" button and return to iTunes "Music Library."

Step 4. Choose the M4A file you want to convert and click the "Advanced" menu. Select the "Create MP3 Version." Then you can get the MP3 version in a few minutes.

2. VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is an open-source media player. It supports many popular audio and video formats, like MP4, MP3, MKV, and so on. So for converting M4A to MP3, it is a good option for you to try.

Step by step to turn M4A into MP3 with VLC:

Step 1. Open VLC and move to "Media"> "Convert/Save"

Convert M4A to MP3 in VLC

Step 2. In the Open Media window, click "File"> "Add"> "Convert/Save"> "Convert."

m4a to mp3 converter - vlc

Step 3. In the Convert window, choose the "Audio-MP3" option in the Profile. Then find a location of the converted file from the Browse option and click "Start."

Convert M4A to MP3 with VLC

Step 4. Converting M4A to MP3 is in process. After completion, your MP3 version will be saved.

How to Convert M4A to MP3 on Windows 10 and Mac Online

You want to convert M4A to MP3, but you are unwilling to download and install any M4A to MP3 converter on your computer. Then how to deal with it? 

Take it easy. Convertio will help you complete the job. This online M4A to MP3 converter supports more than 25600 different conversions between 300 different file formats, in addition, it offers that all the conversion will take place in the cloud and will not consume any capacity of your computer. While converting, you can choose quality, codec, and other settings to enrich your M4A files. 

Here's how to convert M4A to MP3 online:

Step 1. Upload your M4A file to Convertio

Step 2. Choose MP3 format as the output version and click "Convert"

Step 3. Download the MP3 version


Try: https://convertio.co/de/

How to Convert M4A to MP3 on iPhone and Android

Can I convert M4A to MP3 on my mobile phones in an emergency? Yes! In this part, we will show you two great applications to help you convert M4A to MP3 on your iPhone or Android.

1. M4A to MP3 Converter [Android]

M4A to MP3 Converter is a useful application, which supports many file formats, including M4A, M4B, M4P, and many more. You can easily convert other audio formats into MP3 format using this app. Most importantly, you can use it without the internet. 

M4A to MP3 Converter

Below are the tutorials about converting M4A to MP3 on Android.

Step 1. Download this app and open it. Then select your M4A file that you want to convert.

Step 2. Hit the "Convert" icon and all the MP3 files will be saved on folder Phone/M4A-To-Mp3-Converter after conversion.

Download address: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=smartapps38.music.m4a.to.mp3.converter&hl=de

2. The Audio Converter [iPhone]

The Audio Converter is a free app for iPhone users. It can convert your audio and video files into nearly any major audio format, except for converting M4A to MP3. Moreover, after conversion, you can preview the file and easily open it in another app, like document editor of choice, and you can always get your converted files on computer with iTunes. All the conversions are done on a secure cloud server, which makes conversion easier and much more battery-friendly. 

Audio Converter

Step by step to convert M4A to MP3 on iPhone:

Step 1. Download the app and open it, then select the input M4A file.

Step 2. Choose your output format, here you can choose MP3. After that, press the "Convert" button and wait a few seconds.

Step 3. You can share your MP3 file or listen to it on your device.

Download address: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-audio-converter/id889643660

To sum up

You can find the M4A to MP3 converter that is best for you to change M4A format, no matter what devices you use. If you happen to be a Windows user, you must try EaseUS Video Editor. Besides supporting converting audio and video formats, it also enables you to edit your video with reversing, cutting, splitting, rotating, and other amazing editing tools. Last but not least, you can edit audio and video in just a few simple steps with it!

FAQs About Converting M4A to MP3

There are some searches related to convert M4A to MP3. If you have some other questions, you can read on to find out.

1. How do I convert from M4A to MP3?

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Editor and import the M4A file.

Step 2. Drag and drop the W4A file to the timeline. Then double click to edit it.

Step 3. Choose the "MP3" button and export the MP3 version.

2. Can I convert M4A to MP3 in Windows Media Player?

Step 1. Open Windows Media Player. Drag and drop the M4A file to the Media Library.

Step 2. On the left top menu, click on "Organize" and choose the "Option" and "RIP Music" button in turn.

Step 3. In the Option window, go to the "Format" button and choose "MP3" option. Then you can get the MP3 version.

3. What is the best M4A to MP3 Converter?

EaseUS Video Editor is the best M4A to MP3 Converter. You can make an MP3 version in simple three steps: import the M4A file, choose the format of the converted file and export the MP3 version.

4. How do I convert M4A to MP3 on Android?

First, you should download a file converter app like M4A to MP3 converter. Second, select the file and choose the version of the converted file. Last, export and save it.

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