How to convert M4A to subtitles with automated transcription
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Upload the MPEG-4 Audio File file(s) (*.M4A) from your computer, Dropbox, Google Drive, or by dragging it on the page.
Choose the language spoken in the uploaded M4A file. We support over 37 different languages including English, Spanish, German, and French. Then click the 'Start Transcribing Now' button.
Sonix will then automatically transcribe the audio from your M4A file and convert it to a simple text format. Grab some tea, it will take only a few minutes.
Use the Sonix AudioText Editor to polish your transcript before we convert it to a subtitle. It's like a word processor: simply type in your browser to correct any words.
Click the 'Export' button. Choose either 'Subrip subtitle file (.srt)' or 'WebVTT file (.vtt)' from the dropdown to download the subtitle version of your M4A file. You can also adjust the character length and time duration length of each subtitle.
That's it! Your M4A file has now been converted to subtitles and is ready for the next step in your workflow!
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Frequently Asked Questions for MPEG-4 Audio File (*.M4A)
What is a M4A file?
An M4A audio file is a lossless audio format (and encoding algorithm) created by Apple and utilized on a variety of Apple products (including iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, and Quicktime products). The m4a codec has been open-sourced so it is quite popular. M4A files are usually encoded with Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) which was originally designed to be the successor to MP3. Both MP3 and M4A files are used for audio-only files, and are both unprotected (free from DRM features). Protected files will have a *.m4p file extension. AAC or M4A files do have better audio quality when compared to MP3 files when encoded at the same bitrate due to some of the codec’s improvements such as compression based on perception and a smaller block size for changing audio sounds and signals.
Does Sonix transcribe audio files with a *.M4A file extension?
Yes, Sonix does automatically transcribe audio files with a .M4A file extension. Sonix is an online audio to text converter. Convert any audio (mp3, m4a, wav, ...) or video (mp4, mov, avi, ...) file to text without installing any software! Sonix quickly and accurately transcribes *.M4A files and converts them to text in a subtitle format.
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Convert MPEG-4 Audio File to subtitles (SRT & VTT) with Sonix
Sonix transcribes your audio and video files in over 37 languages so they are easy to search, edit, and share. Sonix is an online, fully-automated speech to text service that quickly converts MPEG-4 Audio File files to subtitles. Sign up today and start transcribing.
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