.AIF File Extension

File Type:
Audio Interchange File Format

Having trouble opening .aif extension? Don't panic! This page explains what aif files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open aif files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an AIF file?

Aif file extension has Audio Interchange Format file type, developed by Apple, which is associated with the "audio files" category.

Audio file saved in the Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF). The file stores uncompressed CD-quality audio, which is similar to .WAV files. It also used for storing standard CD audio.

16-bit .AIF files commonly use a sampling rate of 44.1KHz and come with two channels for stereo sound. .AIF files are often seen with the “.AIFF” file extension.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

aif file icon
File Type:
Audio Interchange File Format
Audio Files

How to open AIF file?

Double click the aif file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .aif extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the aif extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the aif file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open AIF files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the aif file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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