this is a proprietary format developed by Microsoft. Users have noticed low error resilience: sometimes insignificant damage to the file can cause the file not to play. Besides this, the closed format hampers its proliferation outside of Windows platforms.
is a standard for storing audio files in Apple operating systems. It was developed in 1988 based on the IFF format and is a lossless format - audio data is stored in an uncompressed form. In essence, AIFF is an analog to WAV for the Apple Macintosh platform.