How to Download M4A files on Mac

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Everything you might want to listen to or to watch is available on the Internet these days. But then there are always certain things that you want to keep closer to yourself- on your hard drive.

Saving such files as m4a, m4v, mp4, mov, pdf, flac, avi, mkv, mp3 can pose a challenge as the web browsers are not fully equipped for larger files downloading.

Let's have a look at Folx - a friendly, modern and highly efficient File Download Manager for Mac that supports downloading of any file formats and is faster than many other downloaders of this kind. Folx can catch all downloads automatically or according to the set filters.

Why Folx is a great solution for downloading M4A file on Mac

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  1. Even a significant break in Internet connection won't be able to affect your downloading. Folx will resume from the very place it was broken off.
  2. Free Folx will split the downloads in 2 threads to help speed up the downloading process.
  3. One can mark any downloads with a tag or many tags according to their content. This way the downloads are easy to find even if you don't happen to remember the file name after some time.

  4. There is also a PRO version of Folx available for a reasonable fee.

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With Folx PRO you are getting advanced possibilities for downloading and management of your downloads:

  1. Possibility to split the downloads in up to 20 threads.
  2. You can schedule the downloads at any convenient time and choose how Folx will behave when the downloading is finished: quit Folx, shut the system down, or switch it to sleep mode.
  3. Allow Folx to adjust its speed automatically depending on how much traffic other apps may be needing. And you can schedule certain speed at a certain time of the day.

Download M4A on Mac in these three easy steps:

  1. Select File → New Task in the main menu of Folx.
  2. Press the + button at the top of the main window.
  3. Paste a URL, tag the file if you feel like it, and hit Enter.
M4A on Mac

Quick facts about M4A file type

A file with the M4A extension is an MPEG-4 audio file. Mostly you'll find them in Apple Music as song downloads.

Many M4A files are encoded with the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) codec, which helps reduce the size, some, however, use the Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC).

When downloading a music file from Music (former iTunes) that is copy protected, it'll be saved with the M4P extension.

M4A files use the same MPEG-4 container format as MP4 files, however, M4A files can only hold audio.

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