The File Extensions Database

.CAF File Extension

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

What is an .CAF file?

.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.

Programs that open 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.

Programs that open 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.

Programs that open 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.

Programs that open Cal3D Binary Animation File
Short Fuze Limited Moviestorm
Short Fuze Limited Moviestorm

How to solve problems with CAF files

  • Associate the CAF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CAF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CAF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CAF 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 .CAF is Core Audio File. Because only the current version supports the latest CAF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple manufacturer website after an available .CAF is Core Audio File update.
  • To make sure that your CAF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.