On Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, when you insert a CD disc to the optical driver, you will notice audio tacks are in the extension of .cda with a name in the format Track##.cda. If you copy the .cda files to computer, the files will be become useless and will not be played. That’s because the .cda file is only a shortcut to part of the disc and do not contain the actual PCM wave data, but instead tell where on the disc the track starts and stops.
To copy or store the .cda files to Windows 8 computer, you will need to convert CDA to MP3 or WMA (compressed lossy audio) or convert CDA to WAV, WMA lossless, FLAC (compressed lossless audio) etc.
This article introduces a popular and professional CDA Converter for Windows 8 and a step-by-step guide to convert CDA to MP3, WMA, WAV, WMA lossless, FLAC, OGG, M4A, AC3, etc on Windows 8.
About CDA Converter for Windows 8
Xilisoft Audio Converter Pro is professional CDA Converter for Windows 8 which can convert .CDA files, rip CD tracks to popular audio formats including convert CDA to MP3, WMA, WMA lossless, WAV, FLAC, OGG, M4A, AC3, AIFF, RA, etc.
In addition to convert CDA files, it can also convert between popular audio formats including MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE; extract audio from video files including AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, MKV, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AVCHD; as well as make audio CD, MP3 CD or WMA CD from popular audio and video formats.
Step-by-Step Guide to Convert CDA to MP3, WAV, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, OGG, etc on Windows 8
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Step 1: Load CDA files to CDA Converter for Windows 8
You can also click “Rip CD” tab and load CDA files from your Audio CD.
To convert .cda files that are on CD, insert your CD into your CD driver. Then click “Rip CD” tab in Audio Converter Pro and click “Add CD” button to load CDA files.
To convert .cda files that already copied to your computer, simply drag and drop the .cda files or the folder where your .cda files are to Audio Converter Pro.
Step 2: Set output format
Take convert CDA to MP3 on Windows 8 for example. Click “Profile” drop-down button and choose “MP3 – MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)” from “General Audio” category. Click “Browse” button to choose an output path or use the default one.
To convert CDA to lossless audio FLAC, WMA lossless, click “Profile” drop-down button and choose FLAC or WMA Lossless from “General Audio” category.
Step 3: Customize output audio
Click “Show advanced profile settings” triangle to open “Advanced Profile Setting” window.
In the “Advanced Profile Setting” window, you will see three sections including “Audio Stream” and “Metadata”.
In the “Audio Stream” section, you can adjust audio codec, sample rate, bitrate, channels to stereo or 5.1 surround, increase or decrease audio volume.
Step 4: Start CDA to conversion on Windows 8
Click “Convert” button to start CDA conversion on Windows 8.