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How to Fix a Broken M4A File

Updated March 23, 2017

M4A is an Apple lossless audio file, which is compressed with ALE (Apple Lossless Encoder). In addition, the M4A file uses ALAC, or Apple Lossless Audio Codec, which uses lossless compression, meaning you do not lose sound quality when you encode it into another audio format. You typically find an M4A file in the Apple iTunes store or on P2P programs such as FrostWire. If you suspect your M4A is corrupt, you can fix a broken M4A file to recover the audio file.

Download, install and start FileCure (see Resources).

Find the corrupted M4A that you want to fix on your PC.

Drag the M4A file onto the "FileCure" desktop icon to add the file to the program. Dragging your M4A file to the FileCure desktop icon bypasses the regular scanning process. Don't waste time scanning your entire hard drive. You already know what file on your PC is corrupted.

Click "Fix Now" to fix a broken M4A file.

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Alizarin Black has been a professional freelance writer since 2009. Black writes on various topics including computer hardware and software, video games and electronics. He has been published in "Clarksworld Magazine" for his science fiction. Black has a bachelor's degree in video-game design from the University of Phoenix.