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Compact Disk Audio Files Working Tips

by: Cresencio Daffon Jr. | 27 Jan, 2011 23:51:28

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Each song track of Windows audio Compact Disk has Compact Disk Audio (.CDA) files if you see its contents. There are many people who still got questions in their minds asking why they cannot replicate these files to their personal computer instead of having to rip them first to Waveform Audio Files (.WAV).

On that case, the reason is there are no Compact Disk Audio files on their Compact Disk. When you get to look on it from the Windows point of view, files are missing or absent. Speaking of the manner of storing information, a Compact Disk used for sounds or audio properties greatly differs between your floppy disk and hard drive.

On the contrary, both floppy disks and hard drives used tracks in coaxial rings for data storing. The way audio Compact Disk store data starts from the inner part of the Compact Disk and ends at the outermost part which is in a continuous spiral contrasting that of a classic long playing album. The Compact Disk’s data storing format is a bit different with a continuous flow of electronic data which is raw instead of just files individually.

The Compact Disk Audio (.CDA) files you are seeing on an audio Compact Disk are created by the Compact Disk driver of Windows which represents the audio tracks of the Compact Disk and precisely not on the Compact Disk. For pointing a particular track’s location on the Compact Disk but with no musical data, the Compact Disk Audio (.CDA) file really helps a lot.

The byte size of Compact Disk Audio (.CDA) files is 44 bytes overall and individually speaking each have track times together with a specific Windows shortcut which permits users to access audio tracks specifically.

You may ask yourself what will happen if you copy a Compact Disk Audio (.CDA) file from an audio Compact Disk to your hard drive then double click it if Compact Disk Audio (.CDA) files have no musical data. The simple answer to your confusion is – from the Compact Disk a corresponding track will play if the Compact Disk is still within the drive, but if you get a message of inaccuracy or error that is when you eject the Compact Disk from your player or PC.

Music is not present on your Compact Disk Audio (.CDA) file which only points to your Compact Disk’s music location. You need to convert your Compact Disk audio files to a different file format which your PC can recognize such as .MP3 or .WAV to make it work as you have expected. You may simply use a Compact Disk ripper before you can work with your files intended for audio purposes.


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