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

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Updated on Aug 27, 2020

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 DFF/DSF file converter converter:

Why Convert DSF/DFF to FLAC

DSD (Direct Stream Digital) is the one-bit audiophile digital format for storing Hi-Res audio on Super Audio CDs (SACD). And music in DSD format is respectively stored with .dsf and .dff file extensions. Just as WAV file stores uncompressed audio in PCM format, DSF/DFF file contains 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. So here I will recommend a good DFF/DSF file player to you and show you how to convert DSF to FLAC for better compatibility with more applications.

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Part 1: How to Play DSF Files with Foobar2000

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Foobar2000 is a free and multifunctional audio player. It is like a 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 to get the foo_input_sacd.fb2k-component file.

Next, run Foobar 2000 and click on File on the upper left corner > Preferences > Components > Install, then 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.

Part 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 other devices, converting the audio files to FLAC would be an ideal solution. In this way, you can not only compress audio to free up more 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 500+ 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 and select Converter on the main window. Then click on the "Add Files" button, browse and select the DSF or DFF files from your computer. You can also directly drag and drop audio files into the software.

Choose FLAC under Audio Tab

Step 2. Choose FLAC as the Output Format

Click on the "Click to change output format" area on the right side of the main interface, go to the Audio tab and choose FLAC as the output format.  

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 inverted triangle icon at the bottom of the window to modify the export location. Finally, click on Run to launch the conversion process.

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro enables you 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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