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How to Play DFF/DSF Files and Convert DFF/DSF to FLAC

Author by Vita

February 14, 2019

How to play audio files with the .dsf or .dff extension? This article introduces a powerful audio player for playing DFF/DSF files and teaches you how to convert DFF/DSF to FLAC for better compatibility with more devices. First, install the useful audio converter:

Why Convert DSF/DFF to FLAC

DSD (Direct Stream Digital) is one-bit audiophile digital format for storing Hi-Res audio on Super Audio CDs (SACD). And the music in DSD format is respectively stored in .dsf and .dff file extensions. Just as WAV file stores the uncompressed audio in PCM format, DSF/DFF file also contains the uncompressed audio in DSD format. DSF/DFF files always occupy much storage space and they are less popular so most devices and applications don’t support such files. After managing to download some .dsf or .dff audio files from the Internet, you may find that you can’t play them on your devices. I can understand your feelings. So here I will introduce you a good DFF/DSF file player and show you how to convert DSF to FLAC for better compatibility with more applications.

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Method 1: How to Play DSF Files

Foobar2000 DSF/DFF PlaybackFoobar2000 DSF/DFF Playback

Foobar2000 is a free and multiple functional audio player. It is the Swiss Army Knife that allows you to play virtually all audio files with the help of rich components. To play DSF files, first install the audio player here: http://www.foobar2000.org/download

Foobar 2000 itself doesn’t support DFF/DSF files playback, so you need to install the latest foo_input_sacd component to complete the task: https://sourceforge.net/projects/sacddecoder/files/foo_input_sacd/

Unzip the foo_input_sacd.zip file, and you will get the foo_input_sacd.fb2k-component file.

Next run Foobar 2000, on the upper left corner, click on File > Preferences > Components > Install, and choose the foo_input_sacd.fb2k-component you unzipped just now. Finally, click on Ok to restart Foobar2000. Now you can import DSF/DFF files and play them easily.

Method 2: Convert DSF to FLAC with HD Video Converter Factory Pro

If you want to play DSF files or DFF files on your mobile phone or more other devices, converting the audio files to FLAC is a good solution. In this way, you can not only compress audio to free up more devices storage but also make the DFF/DSF files compatible with most hardware and software. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a professional audio converter that can convert almost any video and audio file to 300+ digital formats and devices. Its interface is user-friendly and the operation is simple. The following part teaches you to convert DSF to FLAC and convert DFF to FLAC, with HD Video Converter Factory in simple steps.

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How to Convert DFF/DSF Files to FLAC

Import DSF/DFF Files into the Software

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Step 1. Add DSF/DFF files into the DFF/DSF to FLAC Converter

Open WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Click on the Add Files button, browse and select the DSF or DFF files. You can also directly drag and drop the audio files into the software.

Choose FLAC under Audio Tab

Step 2. Choose FLAC as the Output Format

Click on the Output Format button on the right side of the main interface, go to the Audio tab and choose FLAC to convert DSF to FLAC or convert DFF to FLAC.  

You can also convert audio files between other formats, such as FLAC to MP3, WAV to FLAC, DTS to AC3, and so forth.

Begin to Convert DSF/DFF Files

Step 3. Start the Conversion Process

Click on the yellow folder icon at the bottom of the software to choose an output folder. Finally, click on Run to start the conversion.

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro enables to speed up the conversion at 50X faster speed with the support for hardware acceleration. Meanwhile, its batch conversion mode allows you to convert multiple files at the same time.   

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