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[HOW-TO] CDA to mp3 Converter | Windows 10 8 7


Read how to convert CDA to mp3 audio files on Windows 10, 8, 7 with AuI ConverteR 48x44 to playback at mobile phones, digital audio players, car audio and other audio devices, frequently asked questions. Also watch video tutorial.

How to convert CDA to mp3 on Windows 10, 8, 7

To convert CDA to mp3 on Windows 10, 8, 7

  1. Launch .cda to .mp3 converter AuI ConverteR 48x44

  2. Open .CDA file*
  3. At main window select mp3 format and sample rate
  4. At main window > Album art assign album artwork file**
  5. In general case, recommended to set dithering OFF. Also you may compare sound with dithering ON.
  6. Select target directory (see more in video)
  7. Push Start button and wait for end of converting
  8. Converted files are placed in the target directory.

CDA file is not file. It is pointer to track at CD-audio disk under Windows. Copying of CDA files to hard disk don't provide copying of audio content. Conversion CDA to mp3 is not file conversion. But it is reading of audio data stream from CD and mp3 conversion.

Conversion CDA to mp3 under Mac OS X is impossible. Because CD-audio tracks are visible as AIFFs on Mac.

Watch and share: How to Convert .CDA to .MP3 Audio Files

How to set output mp3 bitrate

  1. In Settings > Output formats > in "Output file format" list select [mp3].
  2. In "Output converter command line parameters", replace "-ab 320k" to desirable value (examples: "-ab 128k", "-ab 256k").
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Select target format for CDA to MP3 conversion

Select target format for cda to mp3 conversion


Album artwork panel

Album artwork panel



* Warning: AuI ConverteR 48x44 Free allow to rip the first CD-audio track in the "Source files" list of the software main window with full audio quality.
For the second and further input CD-audio tracks, 2 second of silence will applied into the middle of the ripped files.
CD ripping of all tracks in the list is available in PROduce-RD and configurable Modula-R editions.
Free edition don't assign artwork to the ripped files. Artwork assigning is available in PROduce-R and configurable Modula-R editions).
Read more about price options here >

** if available in your configuration (see below)


CD rip preparation

  1. Launch AuI ConverteR 48x44

        [Download AuI ConverteR Free for Windows]*
  2. (Optionally) To convert CDA to mp3 with resampling operas, concerts, shows or same albums at main window > Parameters tab check "True gapless mode"**
  3. If you want extract audio data from CD in bit-perfect mode in Settings window > General tab > check Don't make DSP... switch. For bit-perfect extraction sample rate should be 44100 Hz. After bit-perfect extraction, audio data packed in mp3.

Settings CDA to mp3 conversion

Settings CDA to mp3 conversion


First CDA to mp3 conversion

  1. In AuI ConverteR 48x44's main window select output format mp3
  2. After appear window of request of auto downloading codec. For downloading and installing the codec, accept it.

Download codec request window example

Download mp3 codec request window

Configurations to convert .CDA to .mp3

AuI ConverteR have several price/functionality options, that allow to save your budget for necessary functionality.

* All prices at this page in the U.S. dollars without V.A.T. and other applicable taxes and fees. The prices are recommended. Information at this page is not a public offer.

[MINIMAL PRICE] configuration (from $44.6*) to convert
CD-audio to mp3, WAV, FLAC, AIFF
(up to 192 kHz, 24 bit, 32 bit float, depend on format)

[Recommended] configuration (from $66.7*) to convert
CD-audio to mp3, WAV, FLAC, AIFF
(up to 192 kHz, 24 bit, 32 bit float, depend on format)
with album artwork manual assigning.

[Recommended] All-included configuration (from $249.8*) PROduce-RD




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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you convert a CDA file to mp3? How do I convert CDA to mp3?

Yes, you can convert CDA to mp3. How to do it read here...


How do I open CDA file?

CDA (.cda) file on audio CD is not audio file. It is index file of CD track location and may be viewed via text editor.

If you want listen track, that a .cda file is reffered, use audio player software.

if you want to convert CD track, that CDA file is reffered, to audio file, use ripping software.


How do I convert CDA to mp3 on Mac?

.cda file on audio-CD is index file, that Windows show in the CD folder. You can read or convert it.

When you look to audio-CD under Mac OS, AIFF files are displayed instead CDA. You can copy these files directly in the Finder.

However, you may get no notification about copying errors. Alternatively, to error control, you can use a CD ripping software to convert CD tracks to audio files.


How do I rip an audio CD? How do I rip a CD to mp3?

Read how to rip an audio CD...



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