How do I convert my M4A file to text?
Simply follow these six easy steps to accurately convert your audio file (*.m4a) to text using the best speech-to-text algorithms:
Sign up for Sonix's free trial account—includes 30 minutes of free speech to text conversion.
Upload your MPEG-4 Audio File file(s) (*.M4A) from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or by dragging it on the page.
Select the language (over 37 languages supported) that was spoken in your M4A file, then click the button 'Start Transcribing Now.'
Sonix automatically extracts the audio from your M4A file and converts it to text. It'll only take a few minutes so you can grab some coffee.
Use the Sonix AudioText Editor to polish your transcript. Simply type in your browser to correct any words.
Click the 'Export' button. Select 'Text file (.txt)' from the dropdown to download a text version of your M4A file.
Yay! All done. Your M4A file has now been converted to text!
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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 txt format.
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Convert MPEG-4 Audio File to text with Sonix
Sonix automatically transcribes and translates your audio and video files in over 37 languages. Easily search, edit, and share your media files. Sonix is an online, fully-automated speech to text service that quickly converts files in the MPEG-4 Audio File format to text. Sonix does this conversion for you with the highest quality. Fast, accurate, and affordable. Millions of users from all over the world.
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