Core Audio Format (CAF), a container for storing audio, was designed by Apple Inc. with the aim of overcoming limitation of older digital audio formats like WAF, AIFF. It is compatible only with Mac OS X 10.4 and higher; Mac OS X 10.3 needs QuickTime 7 to be installed. Given the fact that CAF audio CAF file can contain many different audio formats, metadata tracks, and much more data, troubleshooting often occurs when users play, open and import CAF.
Troubleshooting with CAF Audio Files
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
Trouble to importing CAF to early version iMovie like iMovie HD
Unable to add CAF to iTunes and syncing CAF to their mobile devices including iPod, iPhone, iPad for enjoy on the go
Be warned when upload iMovie creations to YouTube if CAF audio files from iLife Sound Effects Library are used.
In all above cases, converting CAF to MP3, a much more versatile and compatible format across operating systems is recommended. For windows user, they can also convert CAF to WAV. Others may have specific needs like convert CAF to AAC, convert CAF to M4A.
Now with the excellent CAF Converter and the following detailed guide on how to convert CAF to WAV, MP3, AAC, M4a, OGG, etc on Windows and Mac, you can realize converting CAF files to any desired audio formats.
Step 1 Preparation: Run CAF Converter
Free download and install Bigasoft Total Video Converter(for Windows at http://www.bigasoft.com/downloads/b-total-video-converter.exe, for Mac at http://www.bigasoft.com/downloads/b-total-video-converter-mac.dmg), and then launch the software.
Bigasoft Total Video Converter, working as a professional CAF Converter, helps to fast and batch convert CAF to all audio formats including convert CAF to WAV, MP3, WMA, APE, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG, AUD, and AIFF. In addition to convert CAF, it can also help to convert between popular video and audio formats, and convert video to CAF and other audio.
Step 2 Add CAF file to CAF Converter
Method 1: Press "Add File" button to locate and open your CAF files
Method 2: Drag the folder where your CAF files are to the CAF Converter
Method 3: Drag CAF files to the CAF Converter
Step 3 Set output format
Set output profile to WAV, MP3 or other of you desired audio formats and define the destination folder.
Click the drop-down button right beside "Profile". Set the output file as "MP3 - MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)" or you desired audio formats from the "General Audio" category.
Click "Browse" to specify the destination folder.
Step 4 Advanced setting for converting CAF
Bigasoft Total Video Converter is powered with advanced settings to customize the output audio.
"Trim" will help you to trim unwanted audio parts by setting the start time and end time.
With "Merge"feature, you can merge several CAF files and convert to WAV, MP3, etc with integrated one file.
Adjust audio quality to normal, higher or lower quality.
Adjust audio volume to desired level. You may set the volume ratio in the "Advanced Settings" Window.
Step 5 Convert CAF
Press "Convert" button to start the CAF conversion. It will be finished with high output quality and fast converting speed.
Converting CAF to WAV, MP3, AAC, M4a, OGG, etc is just that easy and fast with the smart CAF Converter. After the conversion is done, locate the converted file in the folder you specified and go ahead to enjoy your work now!