[Dixielandjazz] Audio CD Formats was Recitals on the move!

Phil O'Rourke philor at webone.com.au
Fri Nov 16 19:38:37 PST 2007

Standard CD players read their own format. I don't know what the technical
specifications are, but a standard directory request of an audio CD as
though it were a data CD-ROM gives a list of files with a "CDA" extension.

The conventional wisdom is that trying to play anything other than a
standard audio CD in a regular player may damage the equipment because the
player can't read anything but CDA files, yet it senses that some sort of
file is there, so it keeps bumping up the gain in its attempts to read until
something burns out.

Phil and others

The CDA file extension is actually the files stored in the directory of the music CD. These files tell the player where on the CD the music files are, the start position and the end position.
MP3 files are stored on a data CD; have you ever tried to but MP3 files on a music CD without converting them. The CD is unplayable.
Audio CD files are 16 bit 44.1kHz. These are stored on the computer as AIFF, AU OR WAV depending on if you are using Apple, Sun or Windows systems.
This is very basic, Put "audio cd format" in Google and search.

Phil O'Rourke


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