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Problem trying to copy cda files to my hard drive

Discussion in 'Audio' started by newtod, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. newtod

    newtod Member

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    I have just 1 cda song sitting on a CD-R which I would like to send to a chum as an e-mail. The only problem is that, for some reason, I can't just copy this song to my hard drive.

    I have Nero Ultra and even Roxio easy CD.

    Could someone please help my out. This is driving me nuts and probably is soooo easy to do.
     
  2. colw

    colw Active member

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    cda is just a pointer - you need to convert to a WAV file - it will be approx 30-50Mb - not ideal for sending as an email. Have fun.
     
  3. The_OGS

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    You need a Compact Disk Digital Audio extractor
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/cd-da_extractors/
    I recommend CDex v1.51
    It will record WAV to harddisk, like colw says, using approx 10MB/minute (Redbook CD-DA standard).
    You can then compress this to approx 1MB/minute using various lossy MP3 codecs.
    I recommend LAME.
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  4. newtod

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    Thanks for the solutions. I'll start downloading ASAP
     
  5. blco32

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    I find that Streambox Ripper works great for converting CDA to your computer.
     

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