Both AIFF and WAV files are the same as far as quality is concerned. Both are fully uncompressed audio. A four minute song can rack up about 40+MB of space. AIFF format is more compatible if you're strictly speaking Mac. WAV files can not be used for some system purposes while AIFF can. Under normal circumstances it's nothing to worry about though. If you're planning on using the files on a PC or on the internet WAV is more compatible as some older PC's or PC apps won't accept AIFF where as a Mac will accept playback of both formats.
It is noteworthy that both formats are derived from the ancient IFF format and the main difference is the byte order. On this basis, we can assume that the entire conversion process is reduced to rearrangement of bytes. In fact, everything is a bit more complicated - both formats can contain data compressed by platform-specific codecs.
If your audio software doesn't support AIFF format then you can use Audio Converter Plus to convert AIFF to WAV without quality loss. Thanks to an extensive number of internal decoders, it is able to recognize audio files that other software can't handle.
1 Download AIFF to WAV ConverterDownload AIFF to WAV Converter from our site: https://www.abyssmedia.com/downloads/audioconverter.exe.
Run the downloaded file audioconverter.exe to start installation, which is fast and requires no knowledge. After installation, double click on the new icon, you will see the user interface below.
3 Add AIFF Files To Conversion List
Add the AIFF audio files from the "File" menu in batches. You can add few files at once or entire folder with AIFF files. Audio Converter Plus can scan all subdirectories if you wish.
4 Choose the proper output folder
At the right bottom field you can see an Output Folder option. Click the "Browse" button to set an output path, which will be the destination folder of converted WAV files.
5 Set The Compression Options
Select WAV encoder from dropdown list and click the "Encoder options". Use the "Same as original" choices to keep original audio format. Please note that output WAV files may takes all free space on your hard drive!
6 Start Converting
Click the orange "Convert" button, the conversion task will be started immediately.
As you can see, the conversion process is as seamless as ever. Despite the fact that the files are created on different operating systems, you can easily exchange them without converting to intermediate formats. Which one to store the audio recordings in? I think it makes no sense, because there are more modern lossless compression formats for that. Nevertheless, uncompressed formats have their own editing advantages, so it is too early to give them up.