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Josh Brown Jul 29, 2022

How to Convert OGG to M4A

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The OGG file format is an audio file format that is quite similar to MP3. It is generally used to store music and contains audio data that is compressed with Vorbis audio compression and saved in the OGG container format.

The OGG format also entails metadata of songs, including track data and artist information. While it is compatible with numerous players and devices, OGG is not an Apple-friendly audio format. For this reason, if you’re an Apple user, you will need to convert OGG to M4A on Mac or Windows PC.

Converting OGG to M4A on MacOS  X or for any other Apple device is pretty straightforward, given you’re using reliable and efficient software for audio file conversions. If you’re here to find the best way to convert your OGG files to M4A on a Mac, we’ve got your back! So, without further ado, let’s get into the nitty-gritties of converting OGG to M4A on Mac.

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What’s The Difference between OGG and M4A File Formats?

Developed by Xiphy.Org Foundation, the OGG file format is a free audio container format that has an unrestricted design, which offers efficient streaming and manipulation of high-quality digital multimedia. It multiplexes multiple streams for text, audio, video, and even metadata. The typical filename extension of OGG is .ogg, but it can also come in .spx, .opus, .ogm, .oga, and .ogv.

On the other hand, M4A, developed by Apple Inc. is a filename extension for AAC container format and is bough on iTunes stores without DRM protection. Because M4A is lossless but still compressed, it is considered better in terms of quality than MP3. Further, it doesn’t lose quality over time and occupies less storage space.

Can You Convert OGG to M4A on Mac Using the Music App?

It is already established that you can’t play OGG files in the Music app on your Mac, iPhone, iPod, etc. If you want to run your OGG files, you will first need to convert them to an Apple-friendly file format, such as M4A. If you’re using a Mac, you may be able to convert a song to a different file format, which also includes converting a compressed file format to an uncompressed file format.

However, it is pertinent to note that if you’re converting between compressed formats, you will notice a reduced sound quality in the output file. Regardless, if your Music App on Mac supports OGG to M4A conversions, you can do so with the following steps:

1.       Launch the Music app on your Mac

2.       Click on Music > Preferences > Files

3.       Click on the Import Settings option

4.       Navigate to the pop-up menu in the Import Using option and select the conversion format

5.       Click OK to save the settings

6.       Navigate to one or more songs in your library

7.       Choose File > Convert > Create [format] Version

It is pertinent to note that you can’t use iTunes for your conversions on Mac because this application has been discontinued for Apple and only works on Windows PC.

Can You Convert Audio to M4A in MacOS X?

If you own a MacOS X running on version 10.7 or beyond, your laptop can natively convert audios to M4A directly in the OS X Finder without the need for additional downloads. The latest versions have a MPEG audio encoder built directly into macOS X, which means that you can convert audio directly on your desktop.

However, it is pertinent to mention that the OS X audio encoder is only confirmed to support WAV, CAFF, Sd2f, AIFC, and AIFF files. That said, the following steps can be taken to convert audio files directly on MacOS X:

1.       Locate the file that you want to convert and right-click on it

2.       From the menu, click on Encode Selected Audio Files

3.       Select the Encoder Quality from the following menu: High-Quality is 128 kbps, iTunes Plus is 256 kbps, Apple Lossless is lossless, and Spoken Podcast is 64 kbps

4.       Choose the Destination or select Same as source file

5.       You can also select the Delete source files after processing checkbox if required

6.       Press the Continue button to begin the conversion process

Which OGG to M4A Converter Is Perfect for Mac Users?

While you can use the Apple Music app for your conversions, the process can take a long time and the output files’ quality is not always optimal. What’s even more frustrating is that the app does not support conversions for many file formats. On the other hand, the OS X Finder option is good but it only works on MACOS X running on version 10.7 or higher.

Even other third-party desktop apps, such as VLC Media Player, do not offer optimal results when it comes to conversions and you may end up with glitch files with missing audio or, worse, application crashes. Such apps have made the process unnecessarily strenuous and time-consuming and often include several complicated steps.

Fortunately, there’s a tool on the market that is reliable, user-friendly, and both time- and cost-efficient. Developed by Softorino, WALTR PRO is the only software on the market that has made conversions easier than snapping your fingers with its straightforward drag-and-drop method. All audio and video conversions through this app entail only three simple steps. Want to know how to use this revolutionary software? Keep reading!

How To Use WALTR PRO to Convert OGG to M4A on Mac?

Whether you’re a Mac or Windows PC user, you can download WALTR PRO and instantly begin converting your OGG files to M4A and simultaneously transfer them to your Apple devices. You don’t have to be tech-savvy or know anything about the file formats or their conversion process; just follow these three simple steps to begin converting your non-Apple-friendly formats to Apple-friendly ones:

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Step 1. Download and install WALTR PRO

Launch The M4a Converter

Before you invest in its budget-friendly license, you can download the free trial version and take the software on a test drive without any commitments. IF you’re satisfied with WALTR PRO’s offerings, you can go ahead and download its cost-efficient license for continuous use.

Once the software is downloaded on your Mac, simply install it and watch the initial onboarding video to learn how the tool works. You will also be directed to share your email address where you will receive a trial key. Once you’ve entered the key into the relevant field, you can initiate your trial period and enjoy the hassle-free experience of using WALTR PRO for OGG to M4A and countless other conversions.

Step 2. Connect Your Devices 

Connect Your Ios Device

If you’re only converting your OGG files to M4A for use on Mac, you can skip connecting your devices. However, if you also want to transfer all converted files to other iOS devices, you will first need to connect them using a USB cable.

Click the settings wheel on the WALTR PRO application window and then choose Enable WiFi Connectivity. Once you’ve paired your device using the USB cable, you can later connect it to WALTR PRO via Wi-Fi, given that both your devices are on the same network.

Step 3. Drag and Drop

Send Ogg Video Files To M4a

Click on Select Files to browse your Mac and locate the OGG files you want to convert or simply drag and drop them into the WALTR PRO window and wait for the magic to begin! As soon as you drop the files you want to convert, the conversion process will begin and will only last a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the size of your OGG files.

The converted M4A files will be saved on your chosen destination in Mac and also automatically transferred to your paired and selected iOS device. The next step is to open the converted M4A files on your device and enjoy a premium-quality experience.

Why Is WALTR PRO Better Than All Other Options Available?

We’ve already listed the drawbacks of using Music, iTunes, and even the built-in OS X Finder app on MacOS X. Even free online converter tools come with numerous drawbacks, such as poor quality converted files and a painfully slow conversion speed.

With WALTR PRO, you can enjoy the following amazing benefits:

  • You can convert and directly transfer files to your iOS devices via Wi-Fi

  • You have complete control over the output files’ destination

  • You can avail countless customization options

  • The tool is budget-friendly and time-efficient

  • It offers a convenient drag-and-drop mechanism


How do I convert an OGG file on a Mac?

You can easily convert OGG files on a Mac using WALTR PRO, which is a premium desktop tool that offers time-efficient conversions at a budget-friendly rate.

How do I change an OGG file to MP4?

To convert OGG files to MP4, you can use desktop apps such as VLC Media Player, iTunes, and revolutionary software with an easy drag-and-drop mechanism known as WALTR PRO.

How do I convert OGG to iTunes?

You can directly convert OGG files to iTunes-friendly file formats using iTunes if you’re using a Windows PC. For Mac users, we recommend the use of WALTR PRO.

How do I convert WAV to M4A on Mac?

WALTR PRO can be used to convert WAV to M4A as it supports numerous conversions and supports almost all available file formats.

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