Creating CDA tracks is a necessary step to get MP3 files to play in conventional CD players. Luckily, there are many good, easy-to-use audio conversion programs out there, any of which can make the conversion process quick and easy.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- MP3 audio files
- Audio file conversion and burning software
- Software documentation
- Blank CD
Compile the MP3 files you wish to convert to CDA format into a single folder.
Insert the blank audio CD into your computer's burn-capable CD or DVD drive.
Open up your audio converting and burning software.
The specific steps for selecting and preparing MP3 files for conversion to CDA format varies by program; be sure to consult your software's documentation for details.
When the files are ready, execute the software's burn-to-CD function. The resulting CD should be ready to play in conventional CD players.
Tips and warnings
- Remember that a typical CD can only hold about 70 minutes worth of audio. If you wish to burn more audio, group your files into 70-minute batches and create multiple audio CDs.
- Some conventional CD players can read and play MP3 files; for these players, conversion to CDA format is unnecessary.
- You cannot use a DVD-R or DVD-RW disc in place of a blank audio CD.