The .AIF file format stands for Audio Interchange File. It is an audio file format used specifically for Apple’s Mac personal computing devices. The file format stores the audio data in an uncompressed format, thus preserving the original record quality.
It uses the Pulse code modulation model for data storage. As a result of its file structure, the AIF files are often found to use up more space than their mp3 versions.
The audio file also supports metadata storage which is useful for storing Music and artist information. The compressed version of Aif file is known as .AIFC file.
|File type||Audio Interchange File Format Sound Format|
While searching for an answer to the question - How to open the AIF file? - you probably found websites, which offer software that was able to open any file extension. Do not be fooled, there is no one program that will allow you to work with any file extension, including the AIF file. Each program contains a different type of data and you need specialized software to properly work with the AIF file. Here is a list of programs that are designed to work with the AIF file - remember, these applications are able to open at most a few file extensions, they are designed to work with a specific data type.
If after installing the program from a list, you still cannot open a file with the AIF extension, the reason may be that the file is damaged. The solution may be to find a new copy of the AIF file you want to open
In this case, the easiest way is to use the tool built into the operating system for association of the AIF file with applications to support it. Double click on the file you cannot open - the operating system will display a list of programs that are likely to work with your AIF file. Choose one of them, or select the location on a disk where you installed one of the applications from our list. Windows should then open the AIF file using the program installed earlier.
Entries containing links of the AIF file extensions with applications is located in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. If you do not know how to get to the Windows Registry, or how to make changes in it, ask a specialist for help. Lack of knowledge on the subject may cause irreversible changes on your computer.
There may be a situation when a computer virus passes itself off as the AIF file. In this case, such a file will definitely not be opened. Download a good antivirus program and scan the AIF file mentioned. If the antivirus application detects malicious data, it may signify that the AIF file is infected.
|AIM||AIMMS ASCII Model Format|
|AI6||Generic Encapsulated PostScript Graphic|
|AI5||Generic Encapsulated PostScript Graphic|
|AIRAPPLICATION||Adobe AIR Application|
|AI65||Adobe PageMaker For Mac Extension|
|AIFC||Audio Interchange File Format Sound File With Compression|
|AIFB||AIF Builder Project Format|
|AIN||ArcView Attribute Index Format|