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Does Studio One support M4a files?

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asked Jul 17, 2017 in Computer Based Recording & Production by davidhuitz (250 points)
I Need to import some audio files that are in M4a format, can this be done??? If so, how?

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answered Jul 17, 2017 by PreSonuSupt4 (221,100 points)
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Hi David,

Studio One does not currently support *.m4a.   If you would like for Studio Ont o support that format in the future please vote for an existing feature request if one exists already or create a new one.

To use those in Studio One at the current time, convert them to *.wav in iTunes or any other applciation you may own that can open and export them.
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answered Jul 17, 2017 by jameshoward (830 points)
There is conversion software that would allow M4a to be converted to MP3 and perhaps other formats. However be aware of a loss of audio quality when working with any compressed audio file.
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answered Feb 27, 2018 by zakarybondy (180 points)
I found this link very useful to easily convert mp4 files into wav in iTunes and then you are able to drag the song right into Studio One:

(This way you are converting from compressed to uncompressed, so it should not affect the audio quality).
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answered May 16, 2018 by robertgray3 (40,090 points)
In case anyone else is looking for it the feature request for m4a import is here: