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How to Convert M4A to MP3 for Google Music

If you're using Google Music, you'll find that some M4A songs are not accepted by it. Confused? Let's make it clear: M4A is a container format encoded with either AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) or ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec). Google Music doesn't support M4A files encoded with Apple Lossless codec because those M4A files are locked by Apple's DRM protection. So is there a way to upload protected M4A to Google Music?

The answer is definitely Yes! By removing DRM from M4A and converting M4A to Google Music highly compatible MP3 format, you can easily upload your M4A songs to Google Music. To finish your work, what you need is only a DRM converter. Here Aimersoft DRM converting program is highly recommended to help you convert protected M4A to unprotected MP3 for Google Music without any hassles! Just download it now and follow the steps below.

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How to convert M4A to MP3 for Google Music

1Add M4A files

After downloading, install and launch Aimersoft DRM Media Converter. Then click "Add..." to select and import the M4A files you want to convert. Please make sure your M4A files play well in iTunes. Otherwise, there may be no sound in the output files.

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2Select MP3 as the output format

Click "Audio files to" and select "MP3" as the output audio format since MP3 is well supported by Google Music. Meanwhile, under "Output path", click "Browse" to choose a folder to save the converted files.

3Start conversion

In the end, click the "Start" button to begin the conversion. When the conversion completes, click Find Target to locate the converted DRM-free MP3 songs. After that, you can log in your Google Music account the upload the songs.

Below is a video tutorial on how to convert M4A to MP3:

About ALAC and M4A: M4A and MP4 both use the MPEG-4 container format. M4A files only contain audio data while MP4 files contain both video and audio data. In the past, iTunes provided songs in the M4A format, using either AAC or ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) compression. AAC codec is supported by Google Music, however, ALAC is not supported.

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The Google Play website does indeed now have AAC and ALAC as supports file formats https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/1100462?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=4449292
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