CDA File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a CDA file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CDA 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
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CDA for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CDA openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension CDA
While we know of one file format using the .CDA file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CDA file.
Various viewers for this file format
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.
|WavePad Sound Editor||User submitted|
|WavePad Audio-Editor||User submitted|
|Switch Sound File Converter||User submitted|
|Final Media Player||User submitted|
|VideoLAN VLC media player||User submitted|
|Microsoft Windows Media Player||User submitted|
|GOM Audio||User submitted|