CAF File Type- The quick facts
What are CAF files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a CAF 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 a CAF file?
The .caf file extension is used for a proprietary audio file format, which is 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 as well as extensive audio editing applications and larger than usual file sizes. Unlike other audio file formats that have 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 type of audio data in any number of channels. This file format also has support for storing auxiliary data like text annotations, captions and markers.
How to open CAF files
Important: Different programs may use files with the CAF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CAF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CAF openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: March 17, 2022
Suggest another file format using extension CAF
While we know of one file format using the .CAF 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 .CAF file.
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.