alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .AIF

File description

The .AIF file format primarily stands for the Audio Interchange files. Macintosh applications and Silicon Graphics make use of the .AIF audio file format. This file type is normally .AIF when used in Windows operating system, whereas, in Mac, the file extension is not required, and is normally presented with the .AIFF extension.

The Mac based file comprises of a Type and Creator resource to classify itself to the OS and the programs that can make use of it. The .AIF audio file format is one of the two most common audio file extension that is used in the Mac systems. Sound Designer II (SDII) is the other .AIFF audio file format that is interchangeably used in writing the Red Book audio CD. The .AIFF format is generally referred to as the ‘Apple Interchange File Format.’

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .AIF file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .AIF extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .AIF file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
Solution
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .AIF file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Category
Audio Files
Developer
Apple
Popularity
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File name: Audio Interchange File Format sound file
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Adobe Audition Adobe Audition
Adobe Media Encoder Adobe Media Encoder
Audacity Audacity
Free Audio Converter Free Audio Converter
Freemake Video Converter Freemake Video Converter
iTunes iTunes
jetAudio jetAudio
Microsoft Expression Encoder Microsoft Expression Encoder
QuickTime Player QuickTime Player
Switch Audio File Converter Software Switch Audio File Converter Software
VLC media player VLC media player
Winamp Winamp
Windows Media Player Windows Media Player
Mac OS
Mac OS
Adobe Audition Adobe Audition
Apple Logic Pro Apple Logic Pro
Cog Cog
iTunes iTunes
QuickTime Player QuickTime Player
Toast 11 Toast 11
Windows Media Player OS X Windows Media Player OS X
Android
Android
VLC media player VLC media player
Category
Misc Files
Developer
Symbian
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: Symbian Application Information File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Symbian AIF Builder Symbian AIF Builder
Remember!
The .AIF file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .AIF extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .AIF file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .AIF file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .AIF file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .AIF file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .AIF file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .AIF file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.