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Convert 3GPP to M4A Online for Free
Click Add Your Media and upload your 3GPP file.
Make sure that the output format is set to M4A.
Step 1. Download and install the Movavi converter
How to use a file converter? First, download the version of the software for Microsoft Windows or Macintosh, launch it, and proceed following the on-screen instructions. When the app is installed to your computer, it will run automatically.
Step 2. Add your 3GPP files
Locate the 3GPP files you want to convert and drag-and-drop them into the program’s window. The application can convert big batches of files – there’s no limit to how many files you can transfer at once.
Step 3. Select M4A as the output format
In the Formats menu, select the file type you want to turn your media into and choose the target format for the files. Also, you can change the conversion settings: choose a different bitrate, resolution (including HD, Ultra HD, and even 4K), codec, etc. Pay attention to the SuperSpeed label: it indicates that the conversion will be performed with a very high speed and without losing quality.
Step 4. Convert 3GPP to M4A
To specify the output folder, click the Save to button. Hit the Convert button to launch the process. When the converting is done, the new media files will be saved to the chosen folder.
Now you know how to change the file format using the Movavi converter. WIth this tool, you can also reduce the file size, cut out clips from videos, crop pictures, and create animations from your favorite movies. Get the free trial version and test it out!
What is 3GPP?
Third Generation Partnership Project
A 3GPP format based on the ISO format uses various codecs to store video and audio. Its main purpose is to share videos over the Internet and between multimedia devices. Made for 3G devices, it can be played on computers as well as 4G devices.
3GPP uses H.263 or H.264 for storing video streams and AMR-WB+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Enhanced aacPlus, AAC-LC, or HE-AAC v1 for audio streams. It can also contain timed text. The use of 3GP files has decreased after modern video formats have been developed to replace it. A 3GP file stores and transfers the most significant bytes first.
Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, VLC, KMPlayer
What is M4A?
MPEG-4 Audio Layer
The International Organization for Standardization
M4A is described in the MPEG-4 Part 14 standard created by the International Organization for Standardization. While MP4 files can contain audio and video, M4A is designed for audio only. This file type can be used to store music, podcasts, or audiobooks. Apple devices and programs support M4A natively, and it is the most common format in iTunes. On Windows, you might need to install an additional codec pack to open and play an M4A file.
In the M4A format specification, you might see one of two codecs: AAC or ALAC. ALAC provides lossless compression, so these files might be relatively large compared to those compressed with AAC, which offers lossy compression. If you’re wondering how to choose between these codecs when converting files to M4A, think about the audio playback. Lossless compression means better quality.
Windows Media Player 12 (older versions will require additional codecs), iTunes, QuickTime, and VLC