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How to Convert CDA Files to MP3 Using Windows Media Player

Myra updated on Nov 12, 2021 to Audio Editing Tips

CDA is a file format that is used exclusively for audio tracks on audio CDs. Although you can enjoy these audio files by playing a CD, once you separate the CDA files from the disc, these files will become unplayable. That's why if you want to copy CDA files from a CD to your computer, you have to convert these files to a format, e.g. MP3, at the same time.

To convert CDA to MP3 on Windows, the first tool you should try is Windows Media Player, the built-in program on PC. For you to take more control over the audio files, an all-in-one toolkit is also introduced. With it, you can not only rip a CD to MP3 but also edit or convert these files if necessary. Read on to check the details.

How to Convert CDA to MP3 Using Windows Media Player

If you are a PC user, Windows Media Player is no doubt a handy solution for you to convert CDA files to MP3 on Windows 10. Whether you want to rip or burn a CD, it will work well to get things done. Windows Media Player is installed on Windows computers by default. If there is no such app on your computer, go to Microsoft Store to get the program and then follow the steps below to complete the file conversion.

To convert CDA to MP3 using Windows Media Player:

Step 1. Launch Windows Media Player and go to "Organize" > "Options." 

Step 2. In Ripping settings, choose "MP3" as the target format and select a storage path.

Step 3. Insert the CD into the CD drive on your PC.

Step 4. In Windows Media Player, click "Rip CD" to start converting CDA files to MP3.

Step 5. After the ripping process completes, go to the folder you selected to check the MP3 files.

How to convert CDA files to MP3 using Windows Media Player

How to Convert CDA to MP3 on Windows 10 Without Windows Media Player

Do you want to edit these ripped MP3 files?

Do you need to record audio on the computer in your daily life?

Do you need to convert audio files from one format to another?

To do these things, you just need the all-in-one audio toolkit - EaseUS MakeMyAudio. As an audio recorder, audio converter, and audio editor, it allows you to:

  • Record sounds from your computer or a microphone
  • Convert audio files between various formats
  • Edit audio by merging, joining, cutting files

And of course, you can use it to rip or burn a CD.

To convert CDA files to MP3 on Windows 10:

Step 1. Insert the CD into your computer CD drive and launch EaseUS MakeMyAudio. Click "CD Ripper" > "Add Files" > "Audio CD" and select the source CD. When a popup appears, click "Ignore" to continue.

How to rip a CD - Step 1

Step 2. Then the CD ripper will read the audio files on the CD. Select the target audio format, quality, and storage path accroding to your need. Then click "Start" to begin the CD ripping process.

How to rip a CD - Step 2

Step 3. When it has done, go to the selected folder to check the audio files you rip from the CD.

How to rip a CD - Step 3

The Bottom Line

In addition to these desktop-based programs, there are also online CDA to MP3 converters that will rip a CD for you. If you want to convert CDA files to MP3 in a fast and easy way, you can pick such an online tool to help.

With the MP3 files, you can transfer MP3 to your iPhone from the computer or make it as your phone ringtone as you like to.

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