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  2. Select M4A as the the format you want to convert your CAF file to.
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CAF CAF (Audio)

File extension .caf
Category Audio File
Description The Core Audio Format is a container for storing and manipulating digital audio data. CAF provides high performance and flexibility and is scalable to future high resolution audio recording, editing, and playback. CAF files have a number of advantages over other standard audio file formats: Unrestricted file size, Safe and efficient recording, Support for many data formats, Support for data dependencies. The Core Audio Format was essentially developed to free audio files of the limitations of older formats.
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Technical Details CAF files use 64-bit file offsets, freeing it from the file size limitations of older formats. CAF files begin with a file header which is used to determine the file type and CAF version, this is then followed by a series of chunks. The only types of chunk data required for CAF files are Audio data chunk and the Audio description chunk, audio is stored in the audio data chunk and the various pieces of metadata are stored in the Audio Description chunk.
Associated programs
  • Apple QuickTime
  • VLC media Player
Developed by Apple Inc
MIME type
  • audio/x-caf
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M4A M4A (Audio)

File extension .m4a
Category Audio File
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
  • Apple iTunes
  • VLC
  • Apple QuickTime Player
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android Tablet
  • Android Phones
Developed by Apple
MIME type
  • audio/m4a
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CAF Convert CAF file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert CAF files to a variety of other formats

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

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