How do you play .m4a files on Android?

Is it possible to play .m4a music on Android devices? If you are having troubles playing .m4a files on your Android phones or tablets, you may wish to read this post. It explains how to convert .m4a to .mp3 for playing on Android devices without any hassles.

Issues playing .m4a files on Galaxy S6
“Hi all, I have some .m4a files downloaded from Internet, they are playing fine on my Galaxy S6. I also have some .m4a files ripped with iTunes from my CD’s as non-DRM files, which won’t play on S6. Why does S6 only play some of the .m4a files? How can I make it play all of them? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.”

m4a supports multiple codecs. Android plays “MPEG-4 Audio (*.m4a)” format well, but won’t play “Apple Loseless Audio (*.m4a)” format. That’s why some of .m4a files play fine and others do not. In that case, you are suggested to convert .m4a to .mp3 format prior. Here’s how.

How to convert .m4a to .mp3 for Android devices?

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
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Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as the best .ma4 file converter, and click ‘Add File’ to load your source files.
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Step 2: Select output format
From ‘Profile’ list, select MP3 as output format under ‘General Audio’ catalogue.
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Important: If you’ve loaded a number of files to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Adjust audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify audio settings like audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels.

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion
As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ to get the generated .mp3 files and transfer them onto your Android device for playing with optimum performance.

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