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M1mikyu
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How to Convert .M4A to .MP3

.M4A is the file type that GarageBand (the mobile app, at least) uses. I need to convert these files to .MP3 so I can use them in Scratch projects (I want to put my music onto it so that people can use it, or so I can use it in the background of art dumps or games)

So… does anyone know methods for making these files .MP3? Preferebly without downloading software. I think VLC Media Player may be able to, though, I'm gonna check that

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PrincessTS
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500+ posts

How to Convert .M4A to .MP3

There are many free online converters that you can find by Googling.
MegaApuTurkUltra
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Convert .M4A to .MP3

ffmpeg is the standard media converter

install homebrew
open your terminal
brew install ffmpeg
ffmpeg -i myfile.m4a myfile-converted.mp3

if your terminal is iTerm2 you can also drag the files from finder onto iterm to paste their names in

Last edited by MegaApuTurkUltra (Jan. 2, 2018 01:59:01)


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_nix
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How to Convert .M4A to .MP3

MegaApuTurkUltra wrote:

if your terminal is iTerm2 you can also drag the files from finder onto iterm to paste their names in
You can do that with normal Terminal.app, too.

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CoolCodingking
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How to Convert .M4A to .MP3

try this…

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-convert-m4a-files-to-mp3-format/

if that doesn't work try this..

https://m4atomp3.online/

Last edited by CoolCodingking (Jan. 2, 2018 18:53:40)

MegaApuTurkUltra
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How to Convert .M4A to .MP3

CoolCodingking wrote:

try this…

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-convert-m4a-files-to-mp3-format/

if that doesn't work try this..

https://m4atomp3.online/
I would advise against using nonfree web tools that are no doubt loaded with annoying ads and trackers when you can use the standard ffmpeg, which is free (as in freedom) software and far easier to use

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M1mikyu
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How to Convert .M4A to .MP3

MegaApuTurkUltra wrote:

CoolCodingking wrote:

try this…

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-convert-m4a-files-to-mp3-format/

if that doesn't work try this..

https://m4atomp3.online/
I would advise against using nonfree web tools that are no doubt loaded with annoying ads and trackers when you can use the standard ffmpeg, which is free (as in freedom) software and far easier to use
What is ffmpeg? It sounds farmiliar, but I can’t remember where

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M1mikyu
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How to Convert .M4A to .MP3

Also I figured out how to convert it with VLC Media Player

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