I believe AIFF is a bit more friendly on Macs than the WAV format.
Apple actually doesn't encode to AIFF anymore, they encode to AIFF-C/sowt and call it AIFF
There potentially could be artifacts introduced in bouncing between AIFF and WAV files.
On Feb 28, 2014, at 10:56 AM, John Schroth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Could someone provide any logical reasons why one would use AIFF over WAV as the digital master preservation file format? (leaving compressed variants of AIFF off the table for this discussion). I have a client that has asked for AIFF format masters instead of WAV. I'm not sure if this is actually best for them but I don't digitize to AIFF format files - I have always digitized to WAV format.
> Since AIFF format was developed by Apple a while back - is it still considered a proprietary format?
> What happens if you capture to WAV then save the file off as AIFF or the opposite, is there anything lost or changed in the audio file or with the attached metadata?
> Thanks in advance for any thoughts/input.
> John Schroth
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