AIFF File Type- The quick facts
What are AIFF files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an AIFF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is an AIFF file?
An .AIFF file is an Audio Interchange File Format audio file.
Files with the AIFF file extension are Audio Interchange File Format audio files. Normally they are created with the .aiff file extension, but it is relatively common to see them using the .AIF file extension instead.
The AIFF file format was developed by Apple in 1988 and is based on Electronic Arts' Interchange File Format, which was widely used on the Amiga home computer.
The audio data in AIFF files is uncompressed, so AIFF files' size is much bigger than compressed audio file formats like MP3. A lesser-known variant of AIFF contains compressed audio data, and those files are normally using the .aifc file extension.
How to open AIFF files
We have identified one AIFF opener that is compatible with this specific type of AIFF file.
Programs that open Audio Interchange File Format audio files
Last updated: March 5, 2022
Suggest another file format using extension AIFF
While we know of one file format using the .AIFF file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .AIFF file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of AIFF files. Remember, different programs may use AIFF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|WavePad Sound Editor||User submitted|
|Any Video Converter||User submitted|
|Final Media Player||User submitted|
|WavePad Audio-Editor||User submitted|
|Switch Sound File Converter||User submitted|
|VLC Media Player||User submitted|
|Microsoft Windows Media Player||User submitted|