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aiff AIFF (Audio)

File extension .aiff
Category Audio File
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
Winamp
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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aac AAC (Audio)

File extension .aac
Category Audio File
Description AAC is similar to MP3. It essentially cuts out, or compresses, information that the human ear cannot pick up thereby making digital files smaller and more easily managed and therefore quicker to download. AAC is about half the size of MP3 but with better quality. It is at least one tenth the size of CD digital data. Apple are the biggest users of this format and if you have an iPod or iPhone then you will have come across this format as it is iTunes default audio format.
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Technical Details AAC is similar in concept to MP3 but goes further. It too compresses digital audio files but to a bigger degree. It is also part of the MPEG-4 standard, it is most widely used to create small digital audio files. The current variant is specified in ISO/IEC standard 14496-3. Like MP3, AAC is a lossy algorithm. The human hearing system cannot hear quiet sounds in the presence of loud sounds of a similar frequency; for example, a voice conversation cannot be heard while an aeroplane flies low overhead. This is known as auditory masking, this allows the discarding of data with minimal loss of quality.
Associated programs KMPlayer
RealPlayer
VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
iTunes
Developed by A combination of Fraunhofer IIS, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Dolby and Sony Corporation
MIME type audio/aac
Useful links More detail about the AAC file format
How to play AAC files
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aiff Convert AIFF file

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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