M4A stands for MPEG 4 Audio and is a filename extension used to represent audio files. The existence of two different filename extensions for naming audio-only MP4 files is a source of confusion among users and multimedia playback software. Some file managers, such as Windows Explorer, look up the media type and associated applications of a file based on its filename extension. But since MPEG-4 Part 14 is a container format, MPEG-4 files may contain any number of audio, video, and even subtitle streams, making it impossible to determine the type of streams in an MPEG-4 file based on its filename extension alone. In response, Apple Inc. started using and popularizing the .m4a filename extension, which is used for MP4 containers with audio data in the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) or its own Apple Lossless (ALE, ALAC) formats. Software capable of audio/video playback should recognize files with either .m4a or .mp4 filename extensions, as there are no file format differences between the two.
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With DVDVideoSoft freeware you can convert, edit and burn a lot of video, audio and image formats. Plenty video formats are supported: AVI (DivX, XviD, etc.), DVD, H.264, MPG, MPEG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2), MP4 (MPEG-4 for Sony PSP, Apple iPod, Blackberry, etc.), VOB, SWF, DVR-MS, DAT, QuickTime (MOV, QT), WMV, ASF, 3GP, 3G2, DV AVI, FLV, H.263, etc. Key audio formats are supported: WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MP3, MP2, WMA, AAC, M4A, AMR. Key image formats are supported: BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TGA, PDF.