AIF to MP3 Converter
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How to convert AIF files to MP3 online?
Click "Choose File" button to select a aif file on your computer. AIF file size can be up to 50 Mb.
Convert AIF to MP3
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Information about AIF and MP3 file formats
|Full name||AIF, Audio Interchange File Format||MP3 - MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III|
|MIME type||audio/aiff||audio/mpeg, audio/MPA, audio/mpa-robust|
|Developed by||Apple Inc||Fraunhofer Institute|
|Type of format||Audio||Digital audio|
|Description||AIF (or AIFF) refers to the Audio Interchange File Format. It is the standard for storing sound data to PCs and electronic devices developed by Apple Inc. using EA’s Interchange File Format. AIF file audio data is uncompressed pulse modulation. Compressed versions are known as AIFF-C or AIFC. Unlike MP3 files, AIF is uncompressed, which is useful for streaming of multiple audio files between disks and applications. One minute of stereo audio uses approximately 10MB of storage space at a rate of 44.1 kHz and a bit depth of 16 bits. Loop point data and samples are usable in AIF files.||MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III, more commonly referred to as MP3, is an audio coding format for digital audio which uses a form of lossy data compression. It is a common audio format for consumer audio streaming or storage, as well as a de facto standard of digital audio compression for the transfer and playback of music on most digital audio players.|
|Technical details||The AIF file type was created at the development of the MAC OS X operating system. The little-endian AIFF type (AIFF-C/sowt) is “pseudo-compressed,” and is used as a standard for the importing and exporting of iTunes audio. Those files are still defined as AIF but go unnoticed by users due to the near identical quality of the sowt and normal files. The main difference is that older OS may not play the AIFF-C/sowt files or they will ask for a conversion before continuing. AIF files contain various chunks, including: Marker Chunk, Instrument Chunk, Common Chunk, Sound Data Chunk, Name Chunk, Copyright Chunk, Author Chunk, etc.||The use of lossy compression is designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent the audio recording and still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed audio. An MP3 file that is created using the setting of 128 kbit/s will result in a file that is about 1/11 the size of the CD file created from the original audio source.|
|File conversion||AIF conversion||MP3 conversion|
|Associated programs||Windows Media Player, Apple Quicktime, Winamp, VLC Media Player||VLC media player, MPlayer, Winamp, foobar2000.|