May 092013

Core Audio Format with .caf extension, is a container for storing audio, developed by Apple Inc. to overcome limitations of older digital audio formats, including AIFF and WAV. A CAF file is not limited to 4GB file size like older digital audio formats. Soundtrack Pro and Logic Studio use the .caf format extensively for their loop and sound effects library, particularly for surround-sound audio compressed with the Apple Lossless codec.

AIFF is the standard audio file format used by Apple for storing high-quality (CD-quality ) audio data for personal computers and other electronic audio devices. AIFF files are more commonly seen as .AIF on Windows systems.

Because of the format compatiblity of CAF and AIFF with the Apple devices and the Apps on OS X computer, sometimes we will need to convert CAF to AIFF. This article includes a detailed instruction to convert CAF to AIFF, convert 24bit CAF to 24bit AIFF, convert CAF 5.1 (6 channels) to AIFF 6 channels.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Convert CAF to AIFF/24bit AIFF

PrePare: Free download CAF to AIFF Converter

Free download CAF to AIFF Converter(for Windows, for Mac). Install and launch the program.

Step 1: Import CAF to CAF to AIFF Converter

Press on “Add File” button to load your source audio file to the program. You can simply drag & drop your audio files to load to the audio converter.

How to Convert CAF to AIFF

Step 2: Set output format to AIFF

Click on “Profile” drop-down. In the “General Audio” category choose “AIFF – Audio Interchange File Format (.aiff)” as the output format.

Step 3: Customize Audio settings

Click on “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window. In the “Encoder” drop-down under “Audio settings” section, choose “AIFF 24bit” as the encoder

To convert CAF 5.1 channel to AIFF 5.1 channel. From “Channel” drop-down choose “5.1 channels”.

Convert CAF to 24bit AIFF

Step 4: Start CAF to AIFF Conversion

Press on “Convert” button to start converting converting CAF to AIFF/24bit AIFF/AIFF 5.1 channel.

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