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Opening aiff files

Have a problem opening a .aiff file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what aiff files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .AIFF file type?

The .aiff filename extension stands for the Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) and represents the AIFF Audio File (.aif, .aiff) file type. Developed by Apple Computer back in 1988, AIFF is a lossless digital audio format that uses the PCM (Pulse-Code Modulation) encoding of sound.

The .aiff file is an AIFF audio. It is a large binary file that stores uncompressed 8-bit, 16-bit, or 32-bit PCM sound data arranged in chunks with no quality loss. AIFF files tend to occupy tens of times more disk space that their MP3 or other lossy-compressed counterparts. Like WAV, AIFF has become one of the standard formats in professional music-making and audio processing.

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Software to open or convert AIFF files

You can open aiff files with the following programs: