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File extension.aiff
CategoryMusic File
DescriptionAudio Interchange File Format (AIFF) was developed by Apple in 1988 and is most commonly used on Apple Macintosh computers. It is a leading audio format used by professional level audio and video applications as it is superior in quality to its more popular lossy MP3 format. AIFF is lossless and uncompressed meaning it takes up around 10mb for every minute of audio at 44.1kHz.
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Technical DetailsAn AIFF file is divided into chunks made up of Common Chunks, Sound data chunk, Marker chunk, Instrument chunk, Comment chunk, Name chunk, Author chunk, Copyright chunk, Annotation chunk, Audio recording chunk, MIDI data chunk, Application chunk and an ID3 chunk - it is only the Common chunk and Sound data chunk that is required. It is an uncompressed format which assists rapid streaming of multiple audio files from disk to the application. The file extension for the standard AIFF file is .aiff or .aif, however for compressed variants it should use .aifc.
Associated programs Apple QuickTime
VLC media Player
Windows Media Player
Developed by Apple Inc
MIME type  audio/aiff
Useful links Further information on Audio Interchange files
The difference between WAV, AIFF and MP3 formats
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Using Zamzar it is possible to convert AIFF files to a variety of other formats:

aiff to aac (Advanced Audio Coding File)
aiff to ac3 (AC3 Audio File)
aiff to flac (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
aiff to m4a (Compressed video file)
aiff to m4r (iPhone Ringtone File)
aiff to mp3 (Compressed audio file)
aiff to mp4 (MPEG-4 Video File)
aiff to ogg (Ogg Vorbis Compressed Audio File)
aiff to wav (Windows audio file)
aiff to wma (Windows Media Audio)

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File extension.ac3
CategoryMusic File
DescriptionAC3 is an audio file specifically developed by Dolby Digital to provide surround sound audio. The format is used for audio on many DVD and Blu-Ray media. In order for the file to be correctly decoded and output, a DVD player with a Dolby Digital compatible home cinema system is required. It became the de facto standard for surround sound, and has held that position since its inception in 1992, with it coming to home cinema in 1995.
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Technical DetailsAC3 allows for separate audio to be defined for each of the 6 speakers in the standard cinema and home cinema setup. This produces the effect of surround sound to the person listening to the audio file. The six channels consist of right front, center, left front, rear right, rear left and a sub woofer.
Associated programs QuickTime Player
VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
Developed by Dolby Digital
MIME type  audio/ac3
Useful links Information on AC3
Offiial Dolby Digital Website
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