AIFF File Type

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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 EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted