Q:"I want to listen to the music which is in CAF format on my new Windows computer. However, the CAF files cannot be opened. I wonder if there any ways to solve this problem?" – Ann
We believe that a lot of you meet the same problem as Ann that CAF files cannot be played on your Windows computers, Android devices and other operating system devices. This is because that the CAF files are only compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and higher. To help you enjoy the CAF music on other devices, two simple methods to convert CAF to MP3 are introduced.
- Part 1. Why Do You Want to Convert CAF to MP3
- Part 2. How to Convert CAF File into MP3 Offline
- Part 3. How to Convert CAF File into MP3 Online
Part 1. The Reason Why You Need to Convert CAF to MP34
CAF, Core Audio Format, is a container to store audio. It is created by Apple company, whose aim is to defeat the limitations of older digital audio formats, such as WAV and AIFF. Besides, the CAF file can contain many different metadata tracks, audio formats, and much more data. Theoretically, it can save hundreds of years of recorded audio because it uses 64-bit file offsets.
However, just like other audio formats, CAF also has its shortcomings. It is only compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and higher. If you are using Mac OS X 10.3, you need to install QuickTime 7. In another word, you cannot play CAF music on other operating system devices. On the contrary, MP3 is the most popular audio format, which is compatible with almost all devices, even though its sound quality is compressed. With the above reason, converting CAF to MP3 is necessary.
Part 2. How to Convert CAF to MP3 with Full-featured Joyoshare Video Converter
Using a converter is an advisable way to convert CAF files without any difficulty. Joyoshare Video Converter is one of the most popular converters on the market. It is an all-in-one video converter which can convert video and audio in any formats, such as AVI, MOV, M4V, MP3, OGG, AAC, and so on. Therefore, you can enjoy the movie or music on different devices, like Apple TV, Windows computers, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, etc.
It also supports you to rip DVD with various limitations, for example, you can utilize this tool to convert ISO file to MP4. Beyond that, as a professional video converter, you can use Joyoshare Video Converter to change the codec, bit rate, resolution and frame rate, channel, sample rate of the video or audio.
Convert CAF to MP3 rapidly and losslessly
Remove the restrictions from DVDs
Support almost all formats and devices
Extract MP3 from any video, like MP4, WMV, and more
Edit video and audio, such as trim, add watermark, crop area size, etc.
Step 1Load CAF Files
After installing Joyoshare Video Converter on your computer, you need to run it and add CAF files on it. You can click the "+" icon to load the files or directly drag the file from a folder to the program. You can load the files one by one or in batch.
Step 2 Edit the CAF File If Necessary
In this step, you can click the "Edit" button, then you can trim the audio, adjust the volume and add "Sound Effect" on the CAF files. If you do not want to change the audio, you can skip this step directly.
Step 3Choose MP3 as the Output Format
Click the "Format" button and it will lead you to another window. Please select "High-Speed mode" then choose the MP3 format and click "Ok". With "High-Speed mode", the conversion speed is 60X and the quality is lossless. If you edit the CAF files, please choose "Encoding mode". In this mode, you can click the small "gear" icon to change channel, sample rate, codec, and bit rate.
Step 4 Start to Convert CAF to MP3
Please tap the "Convert" button and the conversion will begin. Usually, the processing speed is fast if you choose "High-Speed mode" but it also depends on the size and amount of the CAF files.
Part 3. How to Convert CAF to MP3 with Online Convertio
Although there are many online converters, Convertio is a typical one, which supports to convert files to various formats, such as, MP4, MP3, AVI, AU, etc. You can add CAF files from a folder, Dropbox, Google Drive, and URL. It doesn't support to convert files in batch and the size of the file cannot excess 100MB. If you want to use it with more flexibility, you need to sign up. Thus, you can upload 500MB or larger files at one time. Also, you can get the MP3 files in high quality if you have an account.
Step 1:Visit Convertio website on a browser;
Step 2:Upload the CAF file from your computer' folder, Google Drive, or paste the URL on the search bar;
Step 3:Select MP3 as the output format on the drop-down option;
Step 4:Click the "Convert" button and wait until the conversion is completed. Then you can download the MP3 files. Please download them in 24 hours or they will be deleted by Convertio.