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AIFF Audio Format AIFF Converter
The Audio Interchange File Format, or AIFF, is an audio file type storing high-quality sound in an uncompressed, lossless form. AIFF files were developed in 1988 by Apple, and were based on the IFF format created by Electronic Arts (EA) for use in video games. The lack of compression means that AIFF files hold more audio data; this is what provides the higher-quality sound, but also tends to result in a much larger file size, especially compared to other common audio formats like MP3.
The AIFF format is similar to the WAV format, with both files types retaining the original audio data and using the same encoding method. However, AIFF files are more commonly associated with Apple Mac computers, whereas WAV files are more typically found on PCs. You should be able to play an AIFF file on both a Mac and a PC though, with several media players supporting this format, including Apple QuickTime, Apple Music, Windows Media Player and VLC media player.
MP3 Audio Format MP3 Converter
MP3 is the most common format for storing and playing digital music. It’s short for ‘MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3’, and it was developed in the early 1990s as a way of compressing audio to create smaller files that could be easily shared and stored without losing too much sound quality.
MP3 is a universal format maintained by the International Office for Standardization (ISO). MP3 tracks will play on almost any device and with most media players, including Windows Media Player and Apple Music. Digital music took off in the 1990s and 2000s, and many users used media players to ‘rip’ CDs, or download tracks from sites like Napster, turning MP3 into the most common audio format. Because MP3 uses ‘lossy’ compression that can’t be reversed, some music listeners prefer to use other formats such as FLAC, even if the file sizes are bigger.
How to convert a AIFF to a MP3 file?
- 1. Choose the AIFF file that you want to convert.
- 2. Select MP3 as the the format you want to convert your AIFF file to.
Frequently asked questions
If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.
AIFF is not the same as MP3. AIFF files are uncompressed RAW audio files that have crisp sound but are particularly large in size. MP3 files are compressed audio files with fairly high-quality audio, and take up significantly less space than AIFF files, making them a popular format to use.
You can easily convert your AIFF file on a Macbook Pro in three easy steps using Zamzar’s converter tool. Just upload your AIFF file, select the format you want to convert to, and then download the converted file. Alternatively, you can use the Music application on your Mac, by navigating to ‘Preferences’, then ‘Files’, then ‘Import Settings’. Select the encoding format you’d like to convert your file to and click ‘OK’. Then select your AIFF file and go to ‘File’ > ‘Convert’ > ‘Create [format] Version’, and the converted file will appear in your music library.
If you’re having difficulty playing your AIFF file, you can easily convert it to a file format of your choice using Zamzar’s free online converter. Applications that can play AIFF files include Windows Media Player, Apple Music, QuickTime Player, and VideoLAN’s VLC Player.
AIFF files are often used by music professionals, such as sound engineers, because they are uncompressed and offer excellent sound quality. They tend to be the file- type of choice when the highest-quality sound is needed.
VLC Media Player can plan AIFF files, and this file type can also be played by other applications, such as Windows Media Player, Apple Music and QuickTime Player. If you don't want to download a software to play your files, you can simply convert them to another format of your choice using Zamzar’s 3-step converter tool.