Audio Interchange File Format. A common format for storing and transmitting sampled sound. The format was developed by Apple Computer and is the standard audio format for Macintosh computers. The AIFF format does not support data compression so AIFF files tend to be large.
udio nterchange ile ormat. An audio file format that was developed by Apple Computer and is primarily used for sharing high-quality sampled audio. As an uncompressed format, it is less frequently used for archiving because file sizes are so large. For information on the structure of AIFF format, see the Apple Developer pages on sound files. For information on AIFF specifications, see McGill University's website on audio format specifications.
An uncompressed digital audio (waveform) data file format supporting a variety of bit resolutions, sample rates and audio channels and widely used in professional applications that process digital audio waveforms. This format is popular on the Apple Macintosh platform as it takes into account some peculiarities of the PowerPC CPU such as big endian byte order. The AIFF (or AIF) file itself consists of a number of required and optional “chunks” of information: The FORM chunk which identifies the file as a AIFF file, the COMMON chunk which identifies parameters such as it’s length and sample and the SOUND DATA chunk which contains the actual data (samples). All other chunks are optional. Among the other optional chunks are ones which define markers, list instrument parameters, store application-specific information, etc.
Short for Audio Interchange File Format, a common format for storing and transmitting sampled sound, developed by Apple Computer and the standard audio format for Macintosh computers. Files are 8-bit mono or stereo and generally end with a .AIF or .IEF extension. Normal AIFF does not support data compression so files tend to be large, but another format called AIIF-Compressed (AIFF-C or AIFC) does support compression.
Audio Interchange File Format. An Apple Macintosh native file format for storing audio files. AIF or AIFF files are high quality, uncompressed, audio files. The format was co-developed by Apple based on Electronic Arts Interchange File Format (IFF)
Stands for Audio Interchange File Format. It is Mac OS's equivalent of Windows Media's WAV file. This is a digital file format used to record audio data. AIFF and WAV files are uncompressed, unlike MP3s, and are therefore extremely large files that take up lots of space on your hard drive.
AIFF stands for Audio Interchange File Format and was developed by Apple for storage of sounds in the data fork. The Macintosh OS includes support for playing and creating AIFF files. In addition, the format specification can be found at various places on the Internet. AIFF is a very flexible file format, allowing the specification of arbitrary sampling rates, sample size, number of channels, and application-specific format chunks which can be ignored by other applications.
(Audio Interchange File Format) A file format that is used to store high-quality sampled audio and musical instrument (MIDI) information. AIFF files are similar to WAV files in both size and quality. Though AIFF files were originally created by Apple, audio programs on both the Mac and PC can usually read them.
(Audio Interchange File Format) It is a file format for storing digital audio (waveform) data. It supports a variety of bit resolutions, sample rates, and channels of audio. This format is very popular upon Apple platforms, and is widely used in professional programs that process digital audio waveforms.
Apple's uncompressed audio format derived from the old Electronic Arts Interchange File format. On the PC, AIFF files generally have an AIF or IEF file extension. Roughly of equivalent quality to WAV files, AIFF files are very large, on the order of 10 times the size of a 128Kbps MP3 file.
Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) is an audio file format standard used for storing sound data on personal computers. The format was co-developed by Apple Computer based on Electronic Arts Interchange File Format (IFF) and is most commonly used on Apple Macintosh computer systems. AIFF is also used by Silicon Graphics Incorporated.