File Extension Library

.CAF File Extension

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

What is an .CAF file?

.CAF file extension is created by Apple. .CAF has been classified as Audio Files. The format of .CAF file is Binary.

.CAF is Core Audio File

Digital audio format based on Apple's Core Audio technology; stores audio data as well as text annotations, markers, channel layouts, and other information; similar to an .AIFF or .WAVE file, but does not have a 4GB size limit and can store any number of audio channels.

The CAF audio format is supported by Mac OS X applications that incorporate the Core Audio API, including QuickTime Player 7 and later.

List of all softwares that can open the Core Audio File
File Viewer Plus
Apple QuickTime Player
NCH WavePad
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple GarageBand 10
Apple Logic Pro X
Apple Final Cut Express
Apple Final Cut Pro X
ShedWorx Smart Converter
NCH WavePad
File Type 2 CryENGINE Character Animation File
Developer by: Crytek Category: Developer Files Format: Binary

File created by the CryENGINE SDK, an application suite used for making PC and console games; contains character animation data that was compiled from a .CHR character file using a .CBA compiler specification file.

CAF files are used as intermediate compilation files before building the database animation (.DBA) file, which is suitable for use in the final game deliverable.

List of all softwares that can open the CryENGINE Character Animation File
File Type 3 Class Action Gradebook File
Developer by: CalEd Software Category: Data Files Format: Binary

Gradebook file created by Class Action Gradebook, a program used for organizing classroom information; may contain student information, seating arrangements, homework assignments, awarded grades, and other class data.

CAF files are used for managing gradebook data and for printing reports. Teachers can generate reports such as classroom grade summaries, individual student reports, parent letters, and class and assignment graphs. Each report can be customized.

NOTE: CAF files are created by the Secondary and College editions of Class Action Gradebook.

List of all softwares that can open the Class Action Gradebook File
CalEd Class Action Gradebook
File Type 4 Cal3D Binary Animation File
Developer by: Cal3D Category: 3D Image Files Format: Binary

Three-dimensional animation file used by Cal3D, a free toolkit used for character modeling and animation; contains motion settings for the model's skeleton; specifies rotations and movements for the model's bones over time.

CAF files are used to give characters realistic human motions. They can specify animations for walking, running, or various other movements.

NOTE: Cal3D animation files can also be expressed in an XML format using .XAF files.

List of all softwares that can open the Cal3D Binary Animation File
Short Fuze Limited Moviestorm
Short Fuze Limited Moviestorm

How to Open .CAF file on different platforms

Open .CAF File on Windows

  • Right-click a .CAF
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .CAF file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .CAF files" Press "Ok"

Open .CAF File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .CAF file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .CAF File on Linux

Right click on the .CAF file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .CAF File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .CAF file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .CAF File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .CAF files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .CAF files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CAF files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CAF file format
  2. You need to check the .CAF file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)