CDA File

What are CDA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CDA file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a CDA file?

A .CDA file is a CD Audio track shortcut file.

Files that use the .cda file extension store CD audio track shortcuts. CDA files are small files that are created for each track of an associated audio CD by the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Files containing the .cda file extension are automatically created when you play an audio CD on your computer. While the files do not contain any actual audio data, they do contain indexing information that pertains to the audio CD that you are playing. Because of this, a user must have the actual audio CD in their hard drive in order for the songs that are indexed in the CDA file to play on their computer.

How to open CDA files

We have identified one CDA opener that is compatible with this specific type of CDA file.

Programs that open CD Audio track shortcut files

Last updated: January 19, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CDA files. Remember, different programs may use CDA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

iTunesiTunesVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
RealPlayerRealPlayerVerified
WinampWinampVerified
KMPlayerKMPlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
MediaMonkeyMediaMonkeyVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified
RealDownloaderRealDownloaderVerified
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted

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