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slight tech question...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mike Money, Mar 15, 2004.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    When the are making CD's, what type of file do copy the song onto the CD? .wav?
     
  2. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    im assuming you mean the record labels and all that good stuff?
     
  3. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    It's a form of WAV. It's the same data rate as WAV. It's really just an audio standard format.
     
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    so if i burned songs to a CD as .wav's, they would play in a regular CD player?
     
  5. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    In your cd burning program, you have to select that you want to create an audio cd, then you can drag wav files over and they will play perfectly fine in a cd player.

    In nero, you can even drag mp3 files over and it converts them so the play in a regular cd player.
     
  6. they're *.cda files. compact disc audio.
     
  7. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    This is a common misconception - they're not. CDA "files" are the result of an operating system interpreting the tracks on the disc. "Bookmarks", more or less, 44 bytes long (in Windows at least?). Try copying a CDA file to your hard drive and see if it plays. ;)
     
  8. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Right on!