Convert WAV to AIFF
WAV to AIFF Converter converts WAV files to
AIFF. The converter focuses on AIFF file that supports almost all codecs
in AIFF specification, for example, pcm 8-bit, pcm 16-bit, pcm 24-bit, pcm 32-bit,
pcm 32-bit float, pcm 64-bit float, a-Law, mu-Law, IEEE 754 float, ima4, gsm,
dwvw, and so on. The software also supports common file format such as WAV, M4A (MPEG-4 audio), VOC, AWB, MP3, M4R (iPhone ringtone), MMF, AAC,
etc. It could convert ASF to MPA, WV to AWB, MOD to AMR, MKA to AU, EVO to M4A (MPEG-4 audio), MPG to M4R (iPhone ringtone), and so on.
The software is very easy to use and supports batch conversion.
It is full compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit Vista and Windows 7.
What is WAV?
WAV (or WAVE), short for Waveform audio format, is a Microsoft and IBM audio file
format standard for storing an audio bitstream on PCs. It is a variant of the
RIFF bitstream format method for storing data in "chunks", and thus
also close to the IFF and the AIFF format used on Amiga and Macintosh computers,
respectively. It is the main format used on Windows systems for raw and typically
uncompressed audio. The default bitstream encoding is the Microsoft Pulse Code
Modulation (PCM) format.
Both WAVs and AIFFs are compatible with Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating
systems. The format takes into account some differences of the Intel CPU such
as little-endian byte order. The RIFF format acts as a "wrapper" for
various audio compression codecs.
Though a WAV file can hold compressed audio, the most common WAV format contains
uncompressed audio in the linear pulse code modulation (LPCM) format. The standard
audio file format for CDs, for example, is LPCM-encoded, containing two channels
of 44,100 samples per second, 16 bits per sample. Since LPCM uses an uncompressed
storage method which keeps all the samples of an audio track, professional users
or audio experts may use the WAV format for maximum audio quality. WAV audio can
also be edited and manipulated with relative ease using software. The WAV format
supports compressed audio, using, on Windows, the Audio Compression Manager. Any
ACM codec can be used to compress a WAV file. The UI for Audio Compression Manager
may be accessed through various programs that use it, including Sound Recorder
in some versions of Windows.
Beginning with Windows 2000, a WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE header was defined which
specifies multiple audio channel data along with speaker positions, eliminates
ambiguity regarding sample types and container sizes in the standard WAV format
and supports defining custom extensions to the format chunk.
What is AIFF?
Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) is an audio file format standard used for
storing sound data for personal computers and other electronic audio devices.
The format was co-developed by Apple Computer in 1988 based on Electronic Arts'
Interchange File Format (IFF, widely used on Amiga systems) and is most commonly
used on Apple Macintosh computer systems. AIFF is also used by Silicon Graphics
Incorporated. The audio data in a standard AIFF file is uncompressed big-endian
pulse-code modulation (PCM). There is also a compressed variant of AIFF known
as AIFF-C or AIFC, with various defined compression codecs.
Standard AIFF is a leading format (along with SDII and WAV) used by professional-level
audio and video applications, and unlike the better-known lossy MP3 format, it
is non-compressed (which aids rapid streaming of multiple audio files from disk
to the application), and lossless. Like any non-compressed, lossless format, it
uses much more disk space than MP3¡ªabout 10MB for one minute of stereo
audio at a sample rate of 44.1 kHz and a sample size of 16 bits. In addition to
audio data, AIFF can include loop point data and the musical note of a sample,
for use by hardware samplers and musical applications.
The file extension for the standard AIFF format is .aiff or .aif. For the compressed
variants it is supposed to be .aifc, but .aiff or .aif are accepted as well by
audio applications supporting the format.
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WAV to AIFF Converter
- Install the software by instructions
- Launch WAV to AIFF Converter
- Choose WAV Files
Click "Add Files" to choose WAV files and then add them
to conversion list.
Choose one or more WAV files you want to convert and then click Open.
- Choose "to AIFF"
- Convert WAV to AIFF
Click on "Convert" to convert WAV files to AIFF format.
The software is converting WAV files to AIFF format.
- Play and Browse AIFF File
When conversion completes, you could right-click on converted file and choose
"Play Destination" to play the AIFF file; or choose "Browse
Destination Folder" to open Windows Explorer to browse the outputted AIFF
WAV to AIFF Converter is 100% clean and safe to install.
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