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#1 socom 004

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:43 AM

I run Vista on my computer. A friend of mine sent me an email containing .cda files which have some music recoded on them, music from our band practice. I've tried to open the cda's in Media Player and it doesn't work. I'm wanting to open the cda's, put them in media player, and make a music CD for practice. Will Vista open cda files that come in emails? If so, what do I need to do? Can someone help me with this, I'm wanting to listen to the recorded "band practice" and add it to a CD. I hope this info makes sense. Help is appreciated...thanks.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:06 AM

The first thing you must know is .CDA files are not audio files, they are just a way that Windows uses to let you access an Audio CD index


http://www.freerip.com/frmmanual/tutorials...iles_to_mp3.php
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#3 socom 004

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:51 PM

So the guy that sent the cda's to me needs to make me a CD of the music or rip the CD in MP3 format in order for me to use them?
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:16 AM

Yes. I think he has to make an mp3 from the original recorded music file. Wav, AIFF or whatever. If he has a cd, he can rip it with EAC. (free) then convert the wav to mp3 with "switch", or "audacity" or any number of audio converters. That's one way.

http://etree.org/eac.html

http://www.nch.com.au/switch/

Edited by 12x48y, 24 April 2009 - 06:23 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:17 PM

Yes. I think he has to make an mp3 from the original recorded music file. Wav, AIFF or whatever. If he has a cd, he can rip it with EAC. (free) then convert the wav to mp3 with "switch", or "audacity" or any number of audio converters. That's one way.

http://etree.org/eac.html

http://www.nch.com.au/switch/


Thanks for the help. I'm kind of anxious to get the tracks from the "practice session" so I can hear them. After listening to them I may think different. :thumbsup:
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