AIFF vs. WAV: Which Format is Better
Waveform Audio File Format
Audio Interchange File Format
Developer and a year it was introduced
Microsoft and IBM, 1991
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AIFF vs. WAV: The main differences
What is a WAV file?
What is an AIFF file?
Frequently asked questions
Is AIFF better than AAC?
AIFF is lossless, preserving the CD quality of the audio file, but when it comes to iTunes, AAC is preferred because of its compressed state, thus occupying less space and easy to download. But AIFF produces better playback qualities compared to AAC.
What does a WAV file contain?
A WAV file contains uncompressed audio in the Linear Pulse-Code Modulation (LPCM) which preserves all the samples of an audio file at 4.4 kHz with 16 bits per sample.
Is AIFF lossless?
AIFF is a lossless audio format, meaning you get no quality loss. However, it also means such files occupy more space and are less convenient to download.
Can you convert AIFF to WAV?
To convert AIFF to WAV, you can use Movavi Video Converter – user-friendly and powerful software for audio and video files conversion. It works on Windows and Mac, so you won’t have any problems running it on your computer.
Can an iPhone play AIFF?
iPhones should have native support for AIFF files. However, if you can’t play them, you can try using audio player apps like iTunes or QuickTime.
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