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Convert M4A to Text

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How to convert M4A to Text

1. Upload your M4A file

To convert your M4A file to text, all you need to do is sign up for an Amberscript account. When this happens you’ll receive 10 minutes of transcription credit added onto your account for free!

From here, all you need to do is upload your M4A file and choose which language the audio is in and how many speakers are present. This helps are ASR to do an accurate job.

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2. Perfect your M4A to text file

Machine-made: Using the power of automatic speech recognition (ASR) you’ll receive your transcript within minutes. As ASR is still learning, the accuracy of the text will be up to 85% . You can then perfect the rough draft yourself using our online editor.

Human-made: If you’re looking for 100% accurate text without having to perfect it yourself, then you can take advantage of the power of our professional team of transcribers. You will get completely accurate text, that has been quality checked and you will receive your file back in around 3 business days.

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3. Export your m4A to text file

Whichever service you choose, you can convert your m4A to text file in a number of formats, such as:

  • Word
  • JSON
  • SRT
  • VTT
  • Text
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Advantages of converting M4A to text

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When the conversion to M4A to text is complete you’ll receive an accurate document you can quickly look through to find relevant parts of your file.


By publishing transcripts of the M4A file you’ll be bale to easily rank higher on search engine results pages


Once your audio is in M4A formats, it can be a pain to adjust. With M4A to text, that’s no longer a problem!


Get fully reliable documentation of your qualitative research and save time transcribing them yourself!

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If you want to translate your M4A file, this becomes so much easier when it’s in text formats!


Save time transcribing your audio and use the power of ASR to get M4A to text, without any of the manual work yourself.

Other audio file formats we support

  • DSS

    Digital Speech Standard developed in 1994 to store voice audio data in a highly compressed format. Used primarily for digital dictation recorders, thanks to basic recording functionality and the ability to enter into overwrite mode.

  • FLAC

    Free Lossless Audio Codec is a lossless compression format of digital audio. Files compressed using this format can be reduced by 50 to 70 percent of their original size and contain an identical copy of the original audio data. More about converting FLAC to text here.

Frequently Asked Questions about converting M4A to text

  • What is an M4A File?

    M4A is a file extension for the MPEG-4 Audio format. An M4A file can contain both audio and video, but is more commonly used for audio-only files.

    M4A files are similar to MP3s, but they’re not exactly the same. They’re lossy compressed, so you’ll notice some degradation in quality compared to uncompressed formats like WAV or FLAC. However, they’re still very good at preserving audio fidelity while saving space on your hard drive.

    Because of this difference in compression, M4A files will typically take up less space than MP3 files of the same length or bitrate. The exact amount of storage savings will depend on whether you’re using lossless or lossy compression and which bitrate you select when creating your M4A file.

  • Why use Amberscript to convert M4A to text?

    Over 2 million people and organizations trust Amberscript to help them create reliable transcripts and subtitles. You can easily convert M4A to text using a unique combination of human and artificial intelligence. Our powerful ASR helps to keep things easy, affordable, and accurate!

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