How to Convert CDA to MP3 With Freeware

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CDA files are audio files that are found on audio CDs you can purchase in music stores. Converting these CDA files to MP3s will let you add the tracks to an MP3 player, giving you the option of listening to several different albums without having to change CDs in your CD player. The free Windows Media Player can be used to rip these CDA files from the CD onto the computer and save those as MP3s.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Windows Media Player

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  1. 1

    Download and install the freeware Windows Media Player. (There's a link below at the bottom of this article.)

  2. 2

    Install the CD with the CDA audio files you want to convert into the computer.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Rip" button in the toolbar at the top of Windows Media Player. The CDA files will be listed in Windows Media Player.

  4. 4

    Click on the arrow at the very bottom of the "Rip" button and choose "Format." Then select "mp3."

  5. 5

    Select every CDA song you want to convert by clicking the boxes next to those songs. Ticks will then be added to the boxes you clicked.

  6. 6

    Click "Start Rip" to convert the CDA files to MP3 and save the files on your computer.

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