File Extension M4A

.M4A File

File extension: M4A
File type: MPEG-4 Audio Layer
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Notes about the M4A file extension:



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The M4A file type is primarily associated with 'MPEG-4 Audio Layer'. Files in .M4A format are actually the audio layer of (non-video) MPEG 4 movies. M4A is slated to become the new standard for audio file compression. This format is also known as Apple Lossless, Apple Lossless Encoder, or ALE. It is a new codec designed to provide lossless encoding in less storage space.

Detailed information for file extension M4A:


Primary association: MPEG-4 Audio Layer
Identifying characters Hex: 00 00 00 , ASCII:
Related links: Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, Wikipedia MPEG-4 Page, FILExt CODEC and Video Player FAQ
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




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Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .M4A

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: 3ivx.m4a, FileType: 3ivx MPEG-4 Audio File

ProgramID: iTunes.m4a, FileType: AAC Audio File, AppName: iTunes
EXEFile: iTunes.exe

ProgramID: QuickTime.m4a, FileType: AAC audio, AppName: QuickTime Player
EXEFile: QuickTimePlayer.exe

ProgramID: QuickTime.m4a, FileType: AAC audio, AppName: QuickTime Player Application
EXEFile: QuickTimePlayer.exe

ProgramID: Winamp.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp5\Winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Rhapsody\Rhapsody.exe %1

ProgramID: MPlayerFileAudio
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MPlayer for Windows\MPUI.exe

ProgramID: Winamp.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp5.08\Winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Comcast Rhapsody\rhapsody.exe %1

ProgramID: 3ivx.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe %L

ProgramID: AVSAUDIO
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\AVSMedia\DVDPlayer\AVSDVDPlayer.exe

ProgramID: StudioII.Player
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Samsung\EASYST~1\FILEMA~1\EASYST~1.EXE

ProgramID: Microsoft.Zune.1.M4A
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Zune\Zune.exe /Open

ProgramID: Winamp.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp\Winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.M4A.6
EXEFile: Y:\Real\RealOne Player\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.M4A.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.M4A.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.M4A.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: QuickTime.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QUICKT~1\QuickTimePlayer.exe %1

ProgramID: RealPlayer.M4A.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Real\RealOne Player\RealPlay.exe %1

ProgramID: iTunes.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\iTunes\iTunes.exe /open %L

ProgramID: iTunes.m4a
EXEFile: D:\iTunes\iTunes.exe /open %L

ProgramID: foobar2000.mp4
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Audio\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe %1

ProgramID: foobar2000.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe %1

ProgramID: ACDSee 7.0.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\7.0\ACDSee7.exe %1

ProgramID: totalplayer.file
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Total Video Player\tvp.exe

ProgramID: 3ivx.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe %L

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\RealRhapsody\rhapsody.exe %1

ProgramID: iTunes.m4a
EXEFile: G:\iTunes.exe /open %L

ProgramID: NeroShowTime.Files7.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JetAudio\JetAudio.exe

ProgramID: YMP.Media
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Yahoo! Music Engine\YahooMusicEngine.exe -play %1

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Real\rhapsody.exe %1

ProgramID: M4AFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JetAudio\JetAudio.exe %1

ProgramID: Winamp.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JetAudio\JetAudio.exe %1

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\COMCAS~2\rhapsody.exe %1

ProgramID: QuickTime.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\NCH Swift Sound\WavePad\wavepad.exe %L

ProgramID: QuickTime.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\COMCAS~1\rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: StudioII.Player
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Samsung\SAMSUN~1.0\PIMS

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\HP Rhapsody\rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: 3ivx.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe /play

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Rhapsody provided by Optimum Online\rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: m4afile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: ACDSee 8.0.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\8.0\ACDSee8.exe

ProgramID: m4afile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\NCH Swift Sound\WavePad\wavepad.exe

ProgramID: iTunes.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickTime\iTunes.exe /open

ProgramID: EsmasPlayer.1.File
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\EMPLnchr.exe /Play

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Best Buy Rhapsody\rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: ALShow.M4A
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ESTsoft\ALShow\ALShow.exe

ProgramID: totalplayer.file
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Total Video Converter\tvp.exe

ProgramID: KMPlayer.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\The KMPlayer\KMPlayer.exe

ProgramID: RealPlayer.M4A.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\COMCAS~1\Rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: StudioII.Player
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\PLAY32.EXE

ProgramID: KLCP.M4A
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: KLCP.M4A
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: qvodplayer.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QvodPlayer\QvodPlayer.exe -localfile

ProgramID: ACDSee 9.0.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\9.0\ACDSeeQV.exe

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.M4AFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.exe

ProgramID: Winamp.PlayList
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp\Winamp.exe

ProgramID: iTunes.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\iTunes.exe /open

ProgramID: OpenMG_M4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Sony\SonicStage\Omgjbox.exe

ProgramID: AVSAUDIO
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\AVS4YOU\AVSDVDPlayer\AVSDVDPlayer.exe

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.M4AFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MEDIAM~1\MEDIAM~2.EXE

ProgramID: KLCP.WMP.m4a
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: Rhapsody.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BESTBU~1\rhapsody.exe

ProgramID: MPlayerFileAudio
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MPlayer\mplayer\smplayer_portable.exe

ProgramID: RealPlayer.M4A.6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Dhamu\Download\RealPlay.exe

ProgramID: WMP11.AssocFile.M4A
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /prefetch:6 /Open


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