Perhaps many people mistake CDA for a storage file format when they see the file names from the CD ended with ＂.cda＂. They expect to copy the CDA files to their computers or phones for playing their euphonious music conveniently, but the results are always unsatisfactory. They can’t play the directly copied CDA files. What is the cause? How to play CDA files as they want?
Firstly, figuring out the CDA is propitious to identify the root cause of the unplayable problem. CDA means Compact Disc Audio. It is not the storage format of CD files, but the read booter and the shortcut file format used to track the time and length of music on CD, so the function of CDA file is to enable CD to be read by the CD player.
It is different from MP3 or WAV which contains real audio content. Therefore if CDA files are copied to a computer, they will be found to be completely unplayable.
So if you want to play CDA files on other portable playback devices, you have to convert the CDA to a common audio format, such as MP3, WAV or AAC, etc.
In order to rip CDA to MP3 or other audio formats as you expected, you’d better use Video Converter software rather than converting CDA to MP3 using Windows Media Player, since Window Media Player is not applicable for Mac users and not as excellent as Video Converter. Video Converter is a piece of software that is trustworthy and well-received in the market.
1. It is designed with a user-friendly interface which embodied in the concise operating interface and the easy-to-understand buttons.
3. Format conversion can be disposed of very expediently by clicking a button.
As MP3 is a popular format that compatible with many mobile handsets or electronic products and it takes up less storage space. Accordingly, changing CDA to MP3 is a good choice. The all-sided steps are present as below:
Step1: Download and install Video Converter on the computer.
You can use this CDA to MP3 converter free to change the audio which is 5 minutes at most, so you would get one song or two songs to test the quality of the converted music. And you can get a registered version to convert CDA to MP3 on Mac without conversion time limitation. So does Windows.
Step2: Insert the CD into the computer’s drive.
Step3: Click Add File on the top left in the main interface to add your CDA files.
Step4: Set MP3 as the output format.
Click the downward triangle button in the right of the Profile column and select General audio > MP3. Click Browse to select an output file you like to use for storing the music.
Step5: Then click Convert to start converting the batch music files at one time.
Afterwards, you could copy the music from the output file to your phones. Or directly play it on your computer. If you are an iPhone user, you can transfer the music to your iPhone with one click.
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