Convert AIFF to M4A - online and free
How to convert a AIFF to a M4A file?
- Choose the AIFF file that you want to convert.
- Select M4A as the the format you want to convert your AIFF file to.
- Click "Convert" to convert your AIFF file.
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|Description||Audio 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 Details||An 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|
|Useful links||Further information on Audio Interchange files
The difference between WAV, AIFF and MP3 formats
|Description||M4A audio files were developed to enable easy sharing of digital music, audiobook content, podcasts. It was generally intended as the successor to MP3 and the file quality is better and file sizes smaller compared to MP3 files. M4A files sound better than MP3 files when encoded at the same bit rate due to some of the enhancements. It's the default audio format for Apple products, Nintendo products, Android, Blackberry, PlayStation, and many in-dash music systems in cars.|
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|Technical Details||M4A is a file encoded with advanced audio coding (AAC) and is implemented with AAC compression standards or ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) specifications. This effectively means that they can be decoded back to their original quality they were at the point of compression. It was developed by Apple and it only contains audio data, rather than MP4 which contains both audio and video. An added benefit of M4A files are that they do not carry any Digital Rights Management protection.|
|Associated programs||Android Phones
Apple QuickTime Player
|Useful links||What is an M4A file?
Convert AIFF file
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- aiff to wav (Windows audio file)
- aiff to wma (Windows Media Audio)