Play m4a files on Windows 7

Scott Rossi scott at
Sat Aug 13 17:59:04 EDT 2016

There's another factor to your advantage here, if the majority of your content is voice. Voice is WAY more forgiving of high compression than music, so I would say you're good choosing a different format rather than jumping through hoops trying to accommodate m4a.  Save yourself some headache.


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media UX/UI Design

> On Aug 13, 2016, at 2:40 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at> wrote:
>> On 8/13/2016 3:52 PM, Peter Bogdanoff wrote:
>> I agree with Scott about the “difference in quality” issue. Probably
>> the only way people would notice a difference in audio quality would
>> be to play the files side-by-side. Even then it would be difficult
>> because of the relatively low quality of playback
>> speakers/headphones. I’ve tried it with groups of people. And people
>> really only notice bad audio when it is actually bad, not when it is
>> just not as good as pristine.
>> And there definitely are batch converters (free and $).
>> But getting some audio people to believe this may be difficult. They
>> can be a stubborn lot, especially if they come from the days of tape
>> recording when moving analog audio around really could audibly
>> degrade it.
> That's it in a nutshell. But there's also the more legitimate issue that a high-quality mp3 file is going to be larger than the equivalent m4a. With the number of users they have repeatedly streaming the files, it'll cost them.
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