How to Convert MP3 Files to CDA

Written by brian hudson
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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

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  1. 1

    Compile the MP3 files you wish to convert to CDA format into a single folder.

  2. 2

    Insert the blank audio CD into your computer's burn-capable CD or DVD drive.

  3. 3

    Open up your audio converting and burning software.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    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.

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