The File Extensions Database


.AIF File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .AIF file?

.AIF is Audio Interchange File Format

An AIF file is an audio file created using the Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF). It contains uncompressed CD-quality audio similar to a .WAV file and is commonly used to store standard CD audio.

Apple Computer developed the AIFF format, basing it on Electronic Arts' .IFF format. Standard AIFF files use a sampling rate of 44.1KHz, are 16-bit, and have two channels for stereo sound.

NOTE: AIFF files also use the extension .AIFF.

Programs that open Audio Interchange File Format
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Nullsoft Winamp
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Adobe Audition CC 2019
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 6
DVDVideoSoft Free Audio Converter
Mac
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Roxio Toast 17
Adobe Audition CC 2019
Apple GarageBand 10
File Type 2 Symbian Application Information File
Developer by: Symbian Category: Misc Files

Information file that specifies the icon and caption for a Symbian application (.APP) file; typically created with Symbian's AIF Builder and saved along with the corresponding application file.

Application information files are referenced by the Symbian OS and do not need to be manually opened by the user.

How to solve problems with AIF files

  • Associate the AIF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AIF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AIF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AIF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AIF is Audio Interchange File Format. Because only the current version supports the latest AIF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple manufacturer website after an available .AIF is Audio Interchange File Format update.
  • To make sure that your AIF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.