my burner burn only cda files

November 17, 2010 at 08:21:52
Specs: Windows XP
when burning an audio cd from any software to play on normal cd player, it burn only cda files of 44 kb, hence the cd cannot be played elsewhere than the pc. I want to burn normal audio cd . not these cda files of 44 kb. am wasting a lot of blank cd..

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November 17, 2010 at 08:44:22
The cda files are quite normal. Think of them as shortcuts to the actual material on the CD. They should play quite normally on your home stereo too.

I don't know the reason why they only play on your computer but here are a few possibilities:

Make sure you are burning them as an audio CD (including Finalizing or Closed Session - whatever your burner calls it). On the face of it you appear to be doing so.

Sometimes home stereo drives can be very fussy about the brand name of the CD you use - so try another brand.

Try burning at the slowest speed possible - I've found this often helps.

Maybe there will be some more ideas from others.

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November 17, 2010 at 19:14:13
The .cda is the extension windows explorer displays of a audio cd. Example Track01.cda If your make a compilation cd from various cds that you already own than you can copy, which is also know as ripping a cd, to your hard drive. Windows Media Player can do this. Select which tracks you want to copy than click on the "copy music" button. Now you have the tracks copied to hard drive with the extension .wma. Now direct your burning software to these tracks using its make audio cd feature. The burning software will convert the tracks to a format that will play in your audio equipment. If you just making a copy of an entire cd than there is no need to rip the disk to the hard drive. All you have to do is use your burning software copy feature. Note cds that are protected can't be copied. Again I state that legally you can copy audio disks for your own personal use with cds that you already own.

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