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Name Audio Interchange File Format (compressed)
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  audio/x-aiff
PUID:  x-fmt/136
Classification Audio
Description The Audio Interchange File Format, Compressed (AIFF-C) provides a standard for storing uncompressed or compressed sampled sounds. The format can store monaural or multichannel sampled sounds in a range of sample rates and sample widths. The format is extensible to handle new compression types and application-specific data.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Has priority over Interchange File  
Technical Environment  
Released 26 Aug 1991
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source The National Archives and Records Administration / The National Archives and Records Administration
Source date 02 Aug 2005
Source description Further information about this file format can be obtained at
Last updated 28 Aug 2012
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