What is a .M1A File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .m1a extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .m1a file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .M1A file?

The file extension .M1A comes from MPEG-1 Audio File. The format of this file is binary, and it is a audio related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .m1a file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .M1A file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .M1A file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .M1A file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .m1a file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple QuickTime Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .M1A file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple QuickTime Player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .M1A file on Mac

The .m1a file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple QuickTime Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .M1A file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple QuickTime Player software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .M1A file?

If you are still unable to open the .M1A file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .M1A file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .m1pg – Media 100, .m1v – MPEG-1 Video File, .m2 – Blizzard Entertainment, .m21 – AXMEDIS, .m2a – MPEG-1 Layer 2 Audio File. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .M1A file with the Apple QuickTime Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic programs on Windows and Apple QuickTime Player program on Mac.