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 two AIFF openers that are compatible with this specific type of AIFF file.
Programs that open Audio Interchange File Format audio files
Last updated: January 19, 2023
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.
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