MP3 to AIFF converter
The MP3 audio file format is one of the most widely used and versatile formats for digital audio. It is a container format that combines various multimedia elements such as bit rate, sample rate, and stereo- or mono-mode encoding.
MP3 files are smaller in size compared to other audio file formats like WAV and AIF but are known for their excellent sound quality, even when compressed at a smaller size. Popular music player programs use the MP3 format and popular web browsers and devices such as iPods are also able to play them with ease.
The Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) is a file format for storing high-quality audio data. It was developed by Apple Inc. in 1987 and is used commonly in the Mac OS operating system and its associated applications, though it can be found on other platforms as well. An AIFF file can store many different types of audio data, including samples taken from analog sources such as vinyl records and standard CD-quality audio.
AIFF files are uncompressed, making them larger than lossy compressed formats like MP3 and AAC -- but also providing better audio quality overall. Additionally, AIFF supports metadata tags like artist name and track title, allowing audio players to quickly identify the audio file's contents. While less common today than MP3 and other formats, AIFF still enjoys a following among audiophiles, musicians, and other audio professionals.