CDA - CD Audio Track Shortcut

What is a CDA file

CDA files are shortcut files that provide available information to an audio CD that plays the referenced track stated in the file when opened. The CD must be in the CD-ROM format in order to make the shortcut work directly. CDA files don’t contain any actual audio data as the songs are ripped from the audio CD and saved in uncompressed files.

The CDA files do not contain any PCM sound wave data, but tell the reading device where on the disc each song begins and ends. Generated by Microsoft Windows, the file contains indexing information and is named in the form TRACK # #. CDA

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open CDA documents:

  • Nullsoft Winap
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • Apple iTunes
  • Microsoft windows Media Player
Extension CDA
MIME type application/x-cdf
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