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Information about CAF file format

Name CAF
Full name Core Audio Format
File extension .caf
MIME type audio/x-caf
Developed by Apple Inc
Type of format Music File
Description The Core Audio Format is a container for storing and manipulating digital audio data. CAF provides high performance and flexibility and is scalable to future high resolution audio recording, editing, and playback. CAF files have a number of advantages over other standard audio file formats: Unrestricted file size, Safe and efficient recording, Support for many data formats, Support for data dependencies. The Core Audio Format was essentially developed to free audio files of the limitations of older formats.
Technical details CAF files use 64-bit file offsets, freeing it from the file size limitations of older formats. CAF files begin with a file header which is used to determine the file type and CAF version, this is then followed by a series of chunks. The only types of chunk data required for CAF files are Audio data chunk and the Audio description chunk, audio is stored in the audio data chunk and the various pieces of metadata are stored in the Audio Description chunk.
Associated programs Apple QuickTime, VLC media Player
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_Audio_Format