Encoder Options for aiff Files

Sample Rate

Here you can select the sample rate to use for the output file. A higher sample rate will result in a better quality output.

Sample Size

This number describes how many bits of resolution each sample has. A higher number means a greater resolution. CD quality audio is 16 bits and is generally enough for most applications.


This selects whether the output file will be Mono or Stereo (one channel or two channels respectively).

Please note that we use the source file's sample rate/channels for the converted file.


Here you can specify how your file should be compressed. Unless you have specific requirements then it is best to leave this set to "Uncompressed".

Enable Shaped Dithering

Dither is an intentionally applied form of noise added during some types of audio processing for a smoother sound output. It helps to avoid the creation of predictable and distracting audio artefacts known as quantization errors. It does this by randomizing the errors so they are less noticeable to the listener. Typical cases where quantization errors can be introduced include: when converting bit depths (e.g. from 32 bit to 16 bit to 32 bit), or when changing audio gain (from normal to quiet to very loud). In these situations, dithering is recommended.