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How to convert CDA to WAV?

Rip and extract CDA to WAV audio format with CD Ripper software for editing.

CDA is file extension of audio files stored on an audio CD, which also is abbreviation of CD Audio. Each CDA file stored on a standard audio CD has a size of 44 bytes that does not include any audio data yet, actually it only includes audio header of a song that guides a CD player on how to read actual audio data.

Why we need to extract CDA to WAV audio format? WAV format features no compression, no quality loss, and easy for editing. Sometimes, when you want to edit a song on an audio CD, you can't edit it on CD directly. You have to extract the song from CD and save it to your PC. The procedure of extracting a song from CD is called "Ripping".

WAV(or WAVE), short for WAVEform audio format, is created by Microsoft and IBM. WAV was one of the first audio file types developed for the PC. WAV files are defined as lossless, which means that the files are large and complete; nothing has been lost. Professionally recorded CDs are also a lossless audio source.

So if you want to convert your CDA files to PC files for editing, you'd better convert CDA to WAV format. But how? First of all, you need a CD-ROM drive that can read digital music on your PC. Then download the Audio CD Ripping programs for converting CDA to WAV. There are many CD rippers available on the Internet, you can download some programs related below. With a CD ripper, you only need to insert your audio CD you'd like to rip. Following shows us the right procedure of converting.

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Here is one of the CD Ripper step by step guide, tell you the procedure of ripping CDA to WAV with Cool CD Ripper. This CD Ripper can extract CD tracks into WAV, MP3, WMA, and OGG format quickly. And it is extremely easy to use:

Step 1. Download Cool CD Ripper here.

Step 2. Insert your audio CD into CD-ROM. If the CD tracks information doesn't show in the track list automatically, click "Refresh" button, the program will read the CD tracks information and reveal it in the track list.

Step 3. If you want to query CD information from internet free CDDB server, please click "CDDB" button.

Step 4. Select CD-ROM device. Cool CD Ripper support multi-CDROMs, you can select right CD-ROM by click the list box.

Step 5. To select output audio format, please click the list box to select the WAV format. If you want to extract to other formats, you can also choose MP3, WMA or OGG format.

Step 6. Before extracting CD tracks, please select proper output folder first, following is the interface.

Step 7. You can edit the track information by click "Track Info"button, there will display following window for you to edit track information.

Step 8.Select the tracks you want to extract ( make the tracks that you want to extract checked ).

Step 9.Click the "Extract"button, there will display a window to start extracting and show the extracting progress.
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