Prices. Choose optimal >
Order >

What is AIFF on CD audio on Mac OS X?

When you insert CD into your Mac, you can see in "Finder" AIFF files on the CD.

CD - AIFF Mac OS X - AIFF/sowt

It's non usual AIFF. And some AIFF compatible software can’t open it. It’s special format of AIFF named as AIFF/sowt or AIFF-C/sowt (more correct).

Distinguish between AIFF and AIFF/sowt in order of bytes of sample audio. Order bytes into AIFF/sowt like to WAV PCM.

All other these formats is same.

May be you hear that AIFF-C is lossy audio file format group. But AIFF-C/sowt is lossless.

AIFF-C/sowt has same to AIFF-C file header, but it is format compatible with Microsoft WAV PCM. That format used for storing audio data into CD.

AuI ConverteR 48x44 RSS Audiophile Inventory on Facebook Audiophile Inventory on Google+ Audiophile Inventory on LinkedIn

Audiophile converter
 CD ripper
DSF/FLAC metatag editor
AuI ConverteR 48x44


Conversion CDA (CD-audio track) to mp3 may be provided with different level of safety. CD drive can show (via programming interface) errors that appear during reading and mark each byte data integrity (correct/wrong). Looks like, some CD drives can’t do the detection error per each byte.

Released new studio audio converter AuI ConverteR 48x44 v. 6.4 CD ripper, ISO, DFF, DSF, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC. Improved ISO extraction target directory management.

Audio Basis - Educational program

DSD converter is software for conversion DSD audio files to other formats and back. DSD audio files have extensions DSF, DFF, ISO. As target or source formats PCM multibit formats (WAV, FLAC, AIFF, mp3, etc. files and CD-audio disks) can be used. Also such converter can resample DSD files. Below will described how to work the converter.


Copyright © Yuri Korzunov [Audiophile Inventory (], 2010-2017. All Rights Reserved.

Site map      Terms and Conditions