.RIF File Extension

Audio File in WAV format

Audio File
Question: What is an RIF File?

Have you found, downloaded or received an RIF file, but don't know which software program is required to open it?

Before attempting to open an RIF file, you'll need to determine what kind of file you are dealing with and whether it is even possible to open or view the file format.

Answer: Files which are given the .RIF extension are known as Audio files in WAV format, however other file types may also use this extension. If you are aware of any additional file formats that use the RIF extension, please let us know.

How to open a RIF file:

The best way to open an RIF audio file is to simply double-click it and let the default assoisated application open the file. If you are unable to open the file this way, it may be because you do not have the correct application associated with the extension to view or edit the RIF file.

This audio file format was added to our database by a visitor to this site, but no additional information was provided. We have yet to investigate this file type further, or there was not enough information available at the time to report accurately on the format.

Please check back soon for more information as we are constantly updating our file descriptions based on search frequency.

Tip: Try to open the RIF file using a text-editor such as Notepad, as many file types contain simply contain unformatted plain-text and can viewed correctly using this method.

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    2010-03-10 17:18:35
    My old voice/fax/modem software (BitFax) stored it's voicemail files in a format with the extension ".rif". These files needed to be translated into .wav format files in order to be played through my sound card.

    The chipset on the modem was from Rockwell, so I believe that the R in .rif refers to a proprietary format developed by Rockwell. I don't believe these .rif files are RIFF files. I would like to locate a converter program that would batch convert .rif into .wav files for archiving so that I would not be required to have my now-15-years-old software installed and working (OS mismatch possible) in order to listen to my old voicemail messages. [Added: Found this: "The DOS conversion programs (DMAIN.EXE, DMAINB.EXE) convert between Rockwell's ADPCM .RIF files to linear PCM files in a .WAV file format suitable for playback on standard MPC hardware, such as a sound card, and vice-versa."