View Full Version : m4a out of Logic Pro... Good For All?

Dec 4, 2008, 08:15 AM
I usually export an mp3 when i mix down my songs in Logic Pro 7, for web distribition. Logic encodes the file. I read that m4a is better quality (is this true?); if i start offering those for download instead of mp3's are they about as universally playable?

For PC users and such?

Thanks for any replies.

Dec 4, 2008, 08:48 AM
An .m4a file is actually a container that can contain almost any kind of data, as far as audio goes this could mean a crappy mp3 or a lossless file or anything in between. As they are containers, potential listeners will still need to have the right codec installed if they want to hear anything. If you want the maximum number of people online to be able to listen to your music then mp3 is probably still the best, especially if you use LAME (http://lame.sourceforge.net/) to encode rather than exporting directly from Logic.