|Audio Interchange File Format|
Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) is an uncompressed audio file format similar to Microsoft's WAV and Creative Labs' VOC. It was developed by Apple who used Electronic Arts' IFF format as a starting point. The format is primarily used by Macintosh games. AIFF files with an "AIFC" extension use lossless compression.
The VGMPF will not store the ripped soundtrack of games that use AIFF because the ratio is 1-to-1 (and because they take up too much space). The OGG recording will sound nearly identical, so the AIFF format is not needed.
- Audacity - Linux, Macintosh, Windows
- DeliPlayer - Windows
- foobar2000 - Windows
- GoldWave - Windows
- JAM For Windows - Windows
- Play SND - DOS
- Winamp - Android, Macintosh, Windows
- Windows Media Player - Windows
- XMPlay - Windows
AIFF to ?
- Audacity - Linux, Macintosh, Windows - AAC, AC3, AMR, AU, FLAC, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
- foobar2000 - Windows - AAC, AU, FLAC, OGG, MP3, MusePack, WAV, Wave64, WavPack
- GoldWave - Windows - AAC, AIFFC, AU, IFF, FLAC, OGG, OPUS, M4A, MP3, RAW, VOC, VOX, WAV, WMA, XAC
- JAM For Windows - Windows - WAV
- Play SND - DOS - SND, WAV
? to AIFF
- Audacity - Linux, Macintosh, Windows - AAC, AU, FLAC, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
- foobar2000 - Windows - Any format it can open natively or through plugins.
- GoldWave - Windows - AAC, AIFF, AIFFC, AU, FLAC, OGG, OPUS, M4A, MP3, RAW, VOC, VOX, WAV, WMA, XAC
How to Obtain
AIFF files usually have to be manually extracted from game files, a process that is different for pretty much every game that uses them.
All AIFF files use IFF tree structure, and the identifier is AIFF.
IFF Tree Structure
File Root │ └─ FORM:AIFF - IFF header ├─ COMM - Format details chunk └─ SSND - Sample sound data chunk
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aiff - Wikipedia.