What are CAF files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a CAF file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your CAF files.
What is a CAF file?
CAF files have multiple uses, and Apple Core Audio is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Apple Core Audio File
The .caf file extension is used for a proprietary audio file format, also known as Apple Core Audio Format. The CAF file format was developed by Apple, Inc. for the Apple QuickTime framework.
These .caf files contain digital audio data that has been saved with 64-bit file offset encoding specifications. High-resolution recorded audio data can be stored in these CAF files.
This audio file format also supports high-quality playback, extensive audio editing applications, and larger than usual file sizes. In addition, unlike other audio file formats with file size limits of around 15 minutes or 4Gb of audio, these .caf files can store recorded audio data worth years of playback.
A .caf file can store any audio data in any number of channels. This file format also supports storing auxiliary data like text annotations, captions, and markers.
How to open CAF files
We have identified six CAF openers that are compatible with this specific type of CAF file.
Programs that open Apple Core Audio files
Last updated: September 22, 2023
All known file formats using extension .CAF
While Apple Core Audio File is a popular type of CAF-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .CAF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Cal3D Animation File
We know that one CAF format is Cal3D Animation File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different CAF openers which you will find listed below.
Cathy Catalog File
We know that one CAF format is Cathy Catalog File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
PS Vita SCECAF Crash Report
We know that one CAF format is PS Vita SCECAF Crash Report. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of CAF files. Remember, different programs may use CAF 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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