How to Change the Bitrate of M4A Audio on Mac and Windows?

M4A Bitrate Converter - Change M4A Bitrate to 320, 256, 192, 128, 96 kbit/s

Want to change your M4A file bitrate as 192k, 256k or others? If so, the following professional M4A bitrate converter can easily help you with that need. Check its key features and step by step guide in the following article.

Hey guys, I have downloaded one M4A music file from YouTube and now I need to lower its bitrate to save space on my phone when I transfer the M4A file to it. So I need an M4A bitrate converter. Do you happen to know one of these converters? Thanks for your recommendation.

Generally speaking, M4A file bitrate can matter its file quality and file size. A higher M4A file bitrate always brings higher M4A file quality and bigger M4A file size and vice versa. So many people will choose to change their M4A file bitrate when encountering the following issues:

  1. The M4A file takes too much storage space of their computer or mobile devices.
  2. The M4A transfer speed is a litter slow due to the big M4A file size.
  3. It takes longer time when uploading your M4A file to social websites.

There are some solutions to the above issues, but changing the M4A file bitrate is the easiest one. Now the following article just introduces how to change the M4A file bitrate with a professional M4A bitrate converter - Avdshare Audio Converter, but first let's learn the key features of this MP4 bitrate converter as below.

M4A Bitrate Converter - Avdshare Audio Converter

  1. Change any M4A file bitrate as 320k, 192k, 160k, 128k, 112k, 64k, 48k, etc.
  2. Change other audio format file bitrate, including MP3, RA, MKA, WAV, WMA, FLAC, AIFF, OGG, MP2, AAC, AC3, etc.
  3. Change M4A audio file format to any needed one after changing its bitrate.
  4. Edit M4A format file or other audio format files in a diversified way, like trimming M4A file, changing M4A file sample rate, frame rate, channels, volume, etc, splitting the big M4A file, etc.
  5. Provide super fast speed to complete changing the M4A file bitrate.

Guide on Changing M4A File Bitrate

You can follow the guide below to easily change your M4A file bitrate.

Make Preparation: Free download M4A Bitrate Converter

Free download the professionalM4A Bitrate Converter - Avdshare Audio Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Import M4A audio file

Here, you only need to import your M4A file to this converter. Two methods are provided for this purpose. You can click the Add File button or use the Drag&Drop feature to do that.

Step 2 Change M4A bitrate

Any needed M4A file bitrate is supported to be selected by clicking the "Setting..." button>Advanced panel>Audio Codec. You can click the Apply to All and OK button after your needed M4A bitrate is selected.

Step 3 Change output format(Optional)

If you still want to change your M4A format file to another audio format after changing the M4A file bitrate you can click the "Profile" button >"General Audio" category/"Lossless Audio" category where you can set any needed output format.

Step 4 Complete the M4A bitrate change

Finally, complete the M4A file bitrate change by clicking the Convert button.