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How to convert CDA to WMA online with CDA to WMA Converter ? Free download CDA to WMA Converter (Ripper) and Convert .CDA to .WMA format with the best CDA to WMA Convertor, CDA2WMA Converter for Windows.

Do you have some Audio CDs that you want to convert to WMA files so you can listen to them on your phone? Maybe you can only get your favorite song or lecture in Audio CD format. Fortunately for you, we’ve put together a simple guide for converting Audio CDs into WMA. With CDA to WMA Converter, you can turn those .CDA files into WMAs and be on your way. CDA to WMA Converter offers you an easy and fast way to convert CDA to WMA audio with high quality. Audio CD Track or .cda file is a small (44 bytes) file generated by Microsoft Windows for each track on an audio CD (it is a virtual file that can be read by Windows software, but is not actually present on the CD audio media). The file contains indexing information that programs can use to play or rip the disc. The file is given a name in the format Track##.cda. The .cda files do not contain the actual PCM wave data, but instead tell where on the disc the track starts and stops. If the file is "copied" from the CD-ROM to the computer, it becomes useless, since it is only a shortcut to part of the disc. People often search for "cda to wma converter online" or "how to convert cda to wma online" without realizing that Audio CDs are large in size and by the time you upload, convert and download the files you are better off downloading CDA to WMA converter on your PC and perform convention locally = 0 second waiting for uploading and downloading. With CDA to WMA Converter you easily rip your audio CDs to WMA, FLAC or WMA files for use with your hardware player or convert files that do not play with other audio software. You can even convert whole music libraries retaining the folder and filename structure. The CD Ripper supports the CDDB/freedb online CD database. It will automatically query song information and write it to ID3v2 or other title information tags. Have any questions regarding CDA to WMA Converter? See the below Frequently Asked Questions.

Steps on how to convert CDA+CUE to WMA:

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Free download CDA to WMA Converter, install it and launch it. Then follow the three steps to convert CDA to WMA.

1. Select the CDA files to convert to WMA format.

The first step is to select the audio tracks you want to rip (convert .cda to .wma). Run CDA to WMA Converter and insert the Audio CD into your CD-ROM drive. The main window will refresh and display the listing of all tracks CDA to WMA Converter finds on the disk. For each track record on the list, you can see its number, length and size. CDA to WMA Converter can download disk details from the online database - FreeDB. Simply insert the Audio CD into CD-ROM and it will go online and download the CD details automatically (if available).

Now, you can select the audio tracks to be ripped. Simply tick the checkboxes of the desired tracks. See below:

CDA to WMA Converter

Once the audio tracks are selected, the next step is to select the output settings in CDA to WMA Converter.

2. Select the output settings.

The second step is to select the output settings. To begin, select the folder to save the output file to and choose the action to be executed if the output file already exists - create a new file, overwrite or skip the existing file.

You can also set the CDA to WMA Converter to delete a source file after conversion and preserve the the original folder structure, when doing batch conversion.

Finally, you should select the output format and audio quality. In the WMA dialog box, choose the format settings for the final WMA files. Depending on quality you need, select the bitrate of the file, sample rate and the number of channels. You will probably lose some audio content if you choose the mono option. You can choose what sample rate you want to use. 44.1 kHz (or 44100 Hz) is the sample rate used by audio CDs. Less than that and you'll start to hear the loss in quality.

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Once the output settings are customized, you go to the final step - cda to wma conversion (CD ripping)

3. Start to convert Audio CD to WMA (rip the Audio CD to wma).

Click Rip CD button to start to convert CDA to WMA or other audio format you desired. A conversion dialog will appear to show the progress of cda to wma conversion. If you want to stop the process, please click Stop button. After the conversion, you can click the Output Folder button to get the converted files and transfer to your iPod, iPad, iPhone, mp3 player or hard driver.

Progress window

During the ripping cda into wma, you can change the priority of the process or set an automatic event to be executed when the conversion is over. After the conversion of cda to wma has finished, you can find the wma files in the output folder you specified.

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CDA to WMA Converter System Requirements:

  • Minimum System Requirements
    • Microsoft Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1(32-bit and 64-bit)
    • 1.0 GHz or faster processor
    • 512 MB RAM
    • 10 MB free hard drive space
  • Recommended System Requirements
    • Microsoft Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Pentium 4 or faster multi-core processor
    • 1 GB RAM
    • 10 MB free hard drive space

Key features of the CDA to WMA Converter:

  • Easy to learn and use, still offers expert options when you need them.
  • Full Unicode support for tags and file names.
  • CDA to WMA Converter supports most widely used popular input and output audio formats.
  • It is capable of converting CDA to WMA easily and quickly.
  • CD Ripper with CDDB/freedb title database support. It can save audio tags from the FreeDB to the destination WMA files (ID3v1/ID3v2/APE/Ogg/FLAC tags supported).
  • Batch mode for multiple files conversion task.
  • Multi-core optimized encoders to speed up conversions on modern PCs.
  • CDA to WMA Converter (CD Ripper) supports conversion without any temporary files it brings you high converting speed and saves the hard disk resource.
  • It is fairly intuitive to use with its Windows Explorer-Style user interface.
  • It supports drag & drop.
  • It uses the latest FLAC codec and Lame MP3 encoder which is generally believed as the the best MP3 encoder.
  • It can join CDA files to one big AAC, ALAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, M4B, WMA, OGG or WMA.
  • It can add ID3 tag such as title, artist, album, year, genre, and comment to target file when converting files to MP3/WMA/OGG/WAV/FLAC/APE/MP4/M4A/M4B.
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Frequently Asked Questions about CDA to WMA Converter

We strongly recommend that you first find answers to your questions here before try to contact us.
Q: What can I do with CDA to WMA Converter?
Q: Will this CDA to WMA Converter work on Windows XXX?
Q: Which audio file formats are supported by CDA to WMA Converter?
Q: Do I need to Convert CDA to WMA?
Q: Do I lose sound quality when I Convert CDA files to WMA format?
Q: How to join multiple CDA files to one big WMA or M4B audiobook?
Q: Why CDA to WMA Converter doesn't load my CDA files?
Q: Does CDA to WMA Converter support batch conversion?
Q: How do I uninstall CDA to WMA Converter in Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10?
Q: How do I uninstall CDA to WMA Converter in Windows XP?
Q: How do I uninstall CDA to WMA Converter in Windows 2000?
Q: How do I access the CDA to WMA Converter download for PC?
Q: What is CDA format?
Q: What is WMA format?
Q: How to ask questions, give comments & advises and report bugs?


Q: What can I do with CDA to WMA Converter?

A: You can convert (rip) your Audio CDs to the popular WMA format.
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Q: Will this CDA to WMA Converter work on Windows XXX?

A: The CDA to WMA Converter download for PC works on most current Windows operating systems.
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Q: Which audio file formats are supported by CDA to WMA Converter?

A: Input File Formats: 3G2, 3GP, 3GP2, AAC, AC3, DTS, AIF, AIFF, AMR, APE, CDA, FLAC, M4A, M4B, M4R, MO3, MOD, MP+, MP1, MAC, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, OGG, SHN, SPX, TAK, TTA, WAV, WAVE64, WMA, WV, IT, XM, PLS, OFR, OFS, S3M, M3U and CUE. Output File Formats: 3G2 (audio track), 3GP (audio track), AAC, AAC for iPod/iPhone/iPad/iTunes, AC3, AIFF, ALAC (Apple Lossless), FLAC, M4A (MPEG-4 audio), M4B (MPEG-4 audiobook), M4R (iPhone ringtone), MP2, MPC, MP3, MP4 (audio track), APE, OGG, WAV, WMA and any ACM Encoder.
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Q: Do I need to Convert CDA to WMA?

A: People Convert CDA files to WMA format for various purpose, however, most of them Convert CDA for the two common ones, first the Audio CDs files are too large, they want to save some space, second their portable devices do not recognize CDA format at all, but these devices are capable of playing WMA files without any compatibility issues.
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Q: Do I lose sound quality when I Convert CDA files to WMA format?

A: This is a good question, but unfortunately, the short answer is YES. Since WMA is a lossy audio format, converting any audio formats (e.g. CD Audio) to WMA is a quality-loss process, the encoded WMA files sound like a faithful reproduction of the original CDA music collections to most listeners.
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Q: How to join multiple CDA files to one big MP3 or M4B audiobook?

A: Just 4 steps below. 1.Select desired CDA Tracks 2.Choose "MP3", "M4B", or other format 3.Select "Output mode:" - "Single file" 4.Click "Rip CD"
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Q: Why CDA to WMA Converter doesn't load my CDA files?

A: You probably load the CDA files from your hard drive. If so, The CDA file can't be copied from CD to hard drive directly. You may notice speed of the copying is very fast. The copy operation takes just 3-5 seconds only. It doesn't make sense. Generally, Audio CD contains 600-700 MB audio data. And, you will see all CDA file on your hard drive is about 44 bytes (right-click on the CDA file and choose "Properties"). That's why the software failed to convert CDA file. And no software can convert the 44 bytes CDA file to WMA. To convert CDA files to WMA, you have to choose CDA file from CD directly, and then convert them to WMA.
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Q: Does CDA to WMA Converter support batch conversion?

A: YES.
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Q: How do I uninstall CDA to WMA Converter in Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10?

A: Click “Start”
Click on “Control Panel”
Under Programs click the Uninstall a Program link.
Select “CDA to WMA Converter” and right click, then select Uninstall/Change.
Click “Yes” to confirm the uninstallation.
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Q: How do I uninstall CDA to WMA Converter in Windows XP?

A:Click “Start”
Click on “Control Panel”
Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
Click on “CDA to WMA Converter”, then click “Remove/Uninstall.”
Click “Yes” to confirm the uninstallation.
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Q: How do I uninstall CDA to WMA Converter in Windows 2000?

Click “Start”
Click on “Control Panel”
Double-click the “Add/Remove Programs” icon.
Select “CDA to WMA Converter” and right click, then select Uninstall/Change.
Click “Yes” to confirm the uninstallation.
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Q: How do I access the CDA to WMA Converter download for PC?

A: It’s easy! Just click the CDA to WMA Converter download button at the page. Clicking this link will start the installer to download CDA to WMA Converter free for Windows.
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Q: What is CDA ?

A: Compact Disc Digital Audio. A file with the extension .cda is a small (44 byte) virtual file generated by Microsoft Windows for each audio track on a standard "Red Book" CD-DA format audio CD as defined by the Table of Contents (ToC) (within the lead-in's subcode). These files are shown in the directory for the CD being viewed in the format Track##.cda, where ## is the number of each individual track. The .cda files do not contain the actual PCM sound wave data, but instead tell where on the disc each track starts and stops. If the file is "copied" from the CD to a computer, it cannot be used on its own because it is only a shortcut to part of the disc. However, some audio editing and CD creation programs will, from the user's perspective, load .cda files as though they are actual audio data files, and allow the user to listen to them. This should not be confused with the tracks actually containing the audio data on the CD.
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Q: What is WMA ?

A: Windows Media Audio (WMA) is the name of a series of audio codecs and their corresponding audio coding formats developed by Microsoft. It is a proprietary technology that forms part of the Windows Media framework. Microsoft developed Windows Media Audio in an effort to undermine the MP3, Apple’s AAC compression, and other codecs. Since its initial introduction, the format has grown to support a range of audio types beyond compressed audio — from high-fidelity audio and multi-channel surround sound, to a compression algorithm specifically tailored for the human voice. WMA consists of four distinct codecs. The original WMA codec, known simply as WMA, was conceived as a competitor to the popular MP3 and RealAudio codecs. WMA Pro, a newer and more advanced codec, supports multichannel and high resolution audio. A lossless codec, WMA Lossless, compresses audio data without loss of audio fidelity (the regular WMA format is lossy). WMA Voice, targeted at voice content, applies compression using a range of low bit rates. Microsoft has also developed a digital container format called Advanced Systems Format to store audio encoded by WMA. Even though Microsoft claims it is able to deliver the same quality as MP3 at half the bitrates, that statement is certainly false. A more realistic number would be same quality at around 25% smaller bitrates - and that applies to low bitrates only. At 128kbps, it is easily beaten by Lame. However, while WMA still remains widely used today, the proprietary codec pales in comparison to MP3 and other digital formats. If you listen to music on anything remotely similar to an iPod, you’ll likely have to convert your WMA files into a more accessible format before enjoying your tunes.
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Q: How to ask questions, give comments & advises and report bugs?

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