AIFF stands for Audio Interchange File Format, and is a file type used to store many different types of audio files. This format was developed by Apple Inc., but has gone on to be adopted by several other companies as well.
The AIFF extension can be recognized by its “.aiff” or “.aif” suffix, which appears in most modern computing systems. It’s important that you know what this file type is if you work with audio files on your computer!
The AIFF files can be opened with various programs such as: Audacity (stand-alone program), QuickTime Player or any other media player available on your computer system.
AIF doesn’t support compressed audio data, so Apple created a new one called AIFF-C.
What is AIFF-C?
AIFF-C is a file extension for an uncompressed audio format that stands for Audio Interchange File Format, Container. AIFF-C files are mainly used on the Macintosh OS and it works with QuickTime Player application.
This type of format was developed by Apple Inc., and it’s one of the most popular formats used in modern music production, audio editing, sound design, professional broadcasting or any other media player available on your computer system. The up side to this type of container is that you don’t need additional software to open them. Software that supports AIFF can open AIFF-C as well.