Convert AIFF to CAF
We offer a free online converter that can convert audio files from aiff format to caf format, along with a range of other audio formats.
Converting your aiff file to caf is easy with these steps.
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Converting aiff to caf
Audio Interchange File Format
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AIFF is intended for viewing and processing of audio data, as well as for its storage in digital devices. Apple designers developed it on the base of IFF in late 1980s. Thanks to lossless coding, it is very similar to WAV. In Windows OS, it is mostly used with .aiff extension.
AIFF files have gained significant attention from Mac PC users. They are popular as well among professional musicians who are most particular about sound quality. The fact that the format is widely supported by various multimedia software, and universal players, may also be considered a notable benefit. To open AIFF files in Windows OS, installing Apple iTunes, Windows Media Player, Roxio Creator, and some other programs are required.
When being coded, the stream is divided into sound segments. A minute of standard stereo sound corresponds with 10 Mb of memory approximately. Standard non-compressed files use .aif or .aiff. In such files, audio data are represented in the form of pulse code modulation. If some data are lost through codecs, .aifc is used.
A standard 16 bit AIFF file has two channels for stereo sound and a 44 100 Hz sampling frequency. Being non-compressed, it differs in size significantly from MP3 and other similar formats. Sometimes it may contain samples and cycle information.
|🔵 .caf (Core Audio Format) The .caf format is a file type developed by Apple Inc. as a container for audio data. It's designed to overcome limitations of older digital audio formats, including AIFF and WAV. For instance, CAF files can store audio of any bit depth and sample rate, and they are not limited in file size like older formatsThe Core Audio Format is natively supported on Mac OS X and iOS and is used for storing and manipulating digital audio data.
|🔵 The `.caf` (Core Audio Format) developed by Apple is an audio file format with these features: - Unlimited File Size: No size limitations, ideal for lengthy recordings. - Multiple Data Formats: Supports various audio codecs like PCM, AAC, MP3. - High-Quality Audio: Suitable for professional recording/editing with high sample rates, bit depths, and channels. - Compression: Supports both lossless and lossy compression. - Extensive Metadata: Can store text annotations, markers, channel layouts, and more. - Robust File Structure: Designed for minimal corruption risk and efficient editing. - Compatibility: Native to Apple devices/software; limited on non-Apple systems without conversion tools. - Non-destructive Editing: Allows editing without altering original files in some applications. - Auxiliary Data Support: Stores non-audio data like MIDI and text. - Sample Accurate Synchronization: Includes timestamps for precise audio/video synchronization. - Flexible Channel Count: Supports an arbitrary number of audio channels. `.caf` is optimal for professional audio within the Apple ecosystem but has limited wider adoption due to its Apple-centric design.