You may be well aware of WAV - WAVE Audio File which is another audio file for playing music. With this type of file format, you will be able to store different samples with rates and bitrates. There is a standard format that is mainly used when you are using this type of file as well. When you are creating audio for a music CD, the main audio format used is .WAV. They are also very similar to .AIF files which are based on RIFF. You will see a lot of this type of file on different computers that are operating Windows. On the other hand AIF files are seen on Macintosh systems.