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How to convert M4A to AC3?
You can convert M4A to AC3 with MConverter in three easy steps:
Choose M4A files from your device
At the top of this page, drag and drop your M4As. You can also click to select M4A files using your operating system's file picker. Another method is to press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V (⌘+V on Mac) to paste an M4A file you have copied to clipboard. Converting a folder with M4A files to AC3 is also supported: simply paste or drag and drop it.
Click or tap on AC3 from the list of target formats
Alternatively, you can use the search field to quickly find the format you need, whether it's AC3 or something else.
Download your AC3 files, after MConverter has finished processing them
There's an option to automatically download the converted AC3 files, so you don't have to press the download icon for each AC3. On desktop platforms, you can download the AC3 files to a different folder by clicking on SAVE TO... You may see a share icon as well. Use it to directly share the AC3's with other apps.
About the formats
Audio file formats
M4A files store audio using the AAC codec. M4A stands for MPEG-4 Audio. It is very similar to MP4 with the difference being the lack of a video/subtitle track in the file.
Audio file formats
AC3 files represent the Dolby Digital audio codec, which can include up to 6 audio channels (DD 5.1 surround sound with subwoofer output). Such files are often used for cinemas, DVDs, and game consoles.
Common questions about converting M4A to AC3
Can I convert M4A to AC3 in bulk?
Yes, MConverter supports batch converting of multiple M4As to AC3's simultaneously. You can even drag and drop folders containing M4As to convert to AC3. Pasting M4A files and folders copied in the clipboard also works: use Ctrl+V.
Can I convert an M4A file to AC3, if its size is 1 GB?
Yes, with MConverter Premium you can convert big M4As, up to 1 gigabyte each. The free version lets you convert files up to 100 MB. If you need to convert M4A files over 100 megabytes, try MConverter Premium.
Is converting M4As to AC3 safe with MConverter?
Yes, we encrypt your connection using industry standards. Plus, your M4A files are only accessible by you. 4 hours after the conversion completes, they are automatically deleted from MConverter’s servers. You can also delete your M4As and other converted files immediately after finishing the conversion by clicking the bin icon. Join others who have trusted us to convert over 5,265,166 files so far.
How long does it take to convert M4A to AC3?
For most audio files, the wait is usually around a minute. However, MConverter also supports converting larger audio files, meaning that it could take a while (up to over an hour, for example).
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