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How to Convert AIFF to MP3

By Emily Watson, Monday, June 22, 2015

AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format) is a file format developed by Apple Computer for storing and transmitting high-quality sampled audio data. Now, it is the standard audio format for Macintosh computers.

The most major difference between the AIFF and MP3 is compression. AIFF does not do compression while MP3 does. In fact, it is the compression feature that made MP3 very popular, especially with portable music devices. AIFF typically consumes 10MB for every minute of audio recording, which could be a big offender of your mobile devices with small memory. However, with MP3, the size can vary greatly depending on how much you compress and sizes of around 1MB per minute are not uncommon. Therefore, it's perhaps not surprising that MP3 is supported by nearly all players and devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android, iTunes, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, etc.

In summary, converting AIFF to MP3 is a good choice if you want to save disk space and play AIFF on any device more smoothly.

How to Convert AIFF to MP3 Easily

To convert AIFF to MP3, we need an AIFF to MP3 converter like FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate, which can convert any AIFF files to MP3 in Windows or Mac computers. Apart from this, this AIFF to MP3 converter also helps to convert AIFF to other lossy or lossless audio format. For example, you can convert AIFF to WMA, FLAC, AAC, OGG, etc.

Free download the trial version below and have a try.


Detailed Guide on How to Convert AIFF to MP3

1. Add AIFF to the program

After installation, run the program and click "Add File" to import the AIFF audio files to the program.

Add AIFF to Video Converter Program

2. Choose MP3 as the output format

Click "Profile" drop-down button to select MP3 MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3) from "General Audio" category as the output format. Other popular audio formats like FLAC, WMA, WAV, AAC, etc. are also provided for your choice. Meanwhile, if you don't like the default folder to save the converted MP3 files, you can click "Browse" to choose another folder.

Choose MP3 as Audio Output Format

3. One click to finish AIFF to MP3 conversion

The last step is to click the "Convert" button to begin the conversion. When the conversion completes, click "Open Folder" to locate the MP3 music files.

As mentioned in the beginning, lossless audio files are usually too cumbersome to play on small mobile devices. Therefore, aside from AIFF, if you have other uncompressed audio files like FLAC and WAV, don't hesitate to take advantage of FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate to convert FLAC to MP3 or convert WAV to MP3.



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