Sunday, July 22, 2012

How to Convert to Play CAF, CAF 6 Channel on Mac/PC?

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CAF is file extension of Core Audio Format. It developed by Apple Inc. to overcome limitation of older digital audio formats like AIFF, WAV. .caf is an audio storing container which can contain many different audio formats, metadata tracks, and much more data.
The compatibility to the Apple Mac OS System is limited to Mac OS X 10.4 and higher; Mac OS X 10.3 needs QuickTime 7 to be installed. CAF is not a natively supported format by Windows System and cannot be played on most portable players like iPod, iPad, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Samsung Galaxy, etc.

Symptoms with CAF Files

  • Unable to add CAF to iTunes and syncing CAF to their mobile devices including iPod, iPhone, iPad for enjoy on the go.
  • Trouble to importing CAF to early version iMovie like iMovie HD Unable to load CAF files with 6 channels (5.1 CAF).
  • Difficult to play CAF Audio with Windows Media Player and other media players.
  • Unable to open CAF files with Windows Movie Maker, PowerPoint, and other Windows software.
  • Be warned when upload iMovie creations to YouTube if CAF audio files from iLife Sound Effects Library are used.


To solve the headache issue, converting CAF to MP3, a much more versatile and compatible format across operating systems is recommended. If you are concerned about the output audio quality, converting CAF to 320kbps MP3 or converting CAF to lossless WAV will help you reserve much audio quality during the conversion process. You may have specific needs like convert CAF to WM A, AAC, or convert CAF to M4A.

Step-by-step Guide to Convert CAF and 6 channels CAF to MP3, WAV

Preparation: Download, install and run CAF Converter

Free download the trial version of Aiseesoft Audio Converter (for Windows, for Mac) and then launch the software.

Aiseesoft Audio Converter is a professional CAF file converter which can fast and batch convert CAF to all most all popular audio formats including converting CAF to MP3, 320kbps MP3, WAV, 24bit WAV, WMA, APE, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG, AUD, and AIFF. In addition to converting CAF, it can also help to convert between popular video and audio formats, and convert video to CAF and other audio.

The trial version of Aiseesoft Audio Converter allows maximally 5 minutes' conversion for each file. If you file is shorter than 5 minutes say 4 minutes 20 seconds, only half of the file is converted that is 2 minutes and 10 second.

Load CAF audio file to CAF Converter

Drag CAF audio files directly to the interface of CAF Converter or the folder where your CAF files are to the CAF Converter
CAF Converter

Set output format

Click the drop-down button right beside "Profile", choose you desired audio formats. To convert CAF to MP3, choose output format as "MP3 - MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)".
Click "Browse" to specify the destination folder.

Advanced settings (Optional)

Click "Setting..." to open "Advanced Settings" Window where you can adjust audio volume to desired level, increase or decrease audio bitrate, change audio codec.
To convert CAF to 320kbps MP3, click "Advanced" tab, and then go to "Audio" column. Click the "Audio Bitrate" drop-down and select 320.
To convert CAF to 24 bit WAV, click "Advanced" tab, choose "pcm_s24le" in the "Audio Codec" drop-down. Click "Apply to All" to save the setting.

Start CAF Conversion

Press "Convert" button to start the CAF conversion. It will be finished with high output quality and fast converting speed.

After the conversion is done, click "Open Folder" in the bottom of the software interface to locate the converted file.


Converting CAF and 6 channels CAF to MP3, WAV, AAC, M4a, OGG, etc is just that easy and fast with the professional CAF Converter. Go ahead to enjoy your work now!


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