Merely by a series of clicks, a fashionable ringtone format will be provided by our ALAC to M4A Converter!
Apple Lossless (also known as Apple Lossless Encoder, ALE, or Apple Lossless Audio Codec, ALAC) is an audio codec developed by Apple Inc. for lossless data compression of digital music.Apple Lossless data is stored within an MP4 container with the filename extension .m4a. It is not a variant of AAC (which is a lossy format), but a distinct lossless format that uses linear prediction similar to other lossless codecs such as FLAC and Shorten.All current iPod players can play Apple Lossless-encoded files. It does not use any digital rights management (DRM) scheme, but by the nature of the container, it is thought that DRM could be applied to ALAC much the same way it can with other files in QuickTime containers.
M4A, widely used as a ringtone format, refers to MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4 file format, formally ISO/IEC 14496-14:2003, is a multimedia container format standard specified as a part of MPEG-4. It is most commonly used to store digital video and digital audio streams, especially those defined by MPEG, but can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images. Like most modern container formats, MPEG-4 Part 14 allows streaming over the Internet. A separate hint track is used to include streaming information in the file. The official filename extension for MPEG-4 Part 14 files is .mp4, thus the container format is often referred to simply as MP4.
How to convert?
Step 1 Add video or audio formats
Press Add to add the ALAC files you want to convert, then select M4A as the output format.
Step 2 Edit the file(Optional)
Press to play the files and the timer will start to work. Press to stop.
This feature is designed for you to measure your favorite segment.
When you want to designate the segment, you can press to set starting time and ending time.
Press to listen to the selected segment.
Step 3 Customize the audio (Optional)
As can be seen from the diagram, the panel allows you to set the expected volume and output format of the audio, and to customize the sample rate, Bit rate and channels the audio will contain.
Press to listen to the audio.
Step 4 Customize the metadata information (Optional)
We can see from the picture that the metadata information of the output audio, such as title, author, copyright, comment, album, track, can be customized merely by typing in what you want to display
Step 5 Get your cool melody
When all settings are completed, just press Start Button to gain your favorite M4A from your output directory soon.