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How to Convert CDA to MP3

CDA symbolizes CD audio. It refers to a CD Audio shortcut file format used to track the time and length of music on CD and doesn't contain audio in real meaning. CDA is just a way to enable you to get access to Audio CD index. Therefore, if you want to copy CDA file to hard drive and make it play, you will get nothing. In this way, we need to convert CDA to MP3. How to convert CDA to MP3? The guide will introduce 3 solutions to convert CDA to MP3.

Solution 1: Convert CDA to MP3 Online with Online CDA to MP3 Converter

Online CDA to MP3 Converter enjoys a super clear and simple interface that you can easily learn how to convert CDA to MP3 in 3 steps. This CDA to MP3 Converter is a powerful converter that supports to convert various formats like MP3, WMA, WAV, MP4, APE, CUE to most of popular output formats like MP3, OGG, FLAC, WAV, etc. It is an online converter, which means you don't need to download and install the CDA to MP3 online converter. Meanwhile, you don't need to register online. To convert CDA to MP3 online, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the website: and upload file to convert by clicking "Select files…". You can select CDA file from local computer, Google drive or Dropbox.


2. Move to "Set convert options", you can convert CDA file to MP3, WMA, MP4, WAV or OGG. Here we need to convert CDA to MP3, so click "MP3" and you can choose sample rate, channels, bit rate in the "Options" list.


3. Click the big blue button "DOWNLOAD CONVERTED FILE" to download the converted CDA file to the target output directory.


Solution 2: Convert CDA to MP3 with Format Factory

Format Factory is one of good choices for converting CDA to MP3. It is a powerful and multi-functional converter that supports to convert almost all popular audio, video and image formats. You can use this CDA to MP3 converter to easily convert CDA file to MP3. In addition, it can repair the damaged video files and compress audio size to save computer space. Format Factory also supports over 60 languages, so users around the world don't need to worry that you can't understand how to operate it. Now let's learn how to convert CDA to MP3 with Format Factory.

1. Insert CD into CD-Rom with CDA files you need to convert and then launch the CDA to MP3 converter.


2. Since we need to rip CD to convert CDA to MP3, click "ROM Device\DVD\CD\ISO" and choose "Music CD to Audio File".


3. Select MP3 as the output format under the option of "Output Setting" and click "High quality" to adjust the parameters of sample rate, bit rate and volume. You can also click "Save As" to name the converted file.


4. Back to the interface "Music CD to Audio File", then click "Convert" and you will enter a new interface. Click "Start" at the top to start to convert CDA to MP3. After it finishes converting, you can go back the main interface and click "Output Folder" to see where your converted files are saved.


Solution 3: Convert CDA to MP3 with Leawo Music Recorder

Leawo Music Recorder is an all-in-one music recording tool that is able to record music from any sources like computer audio, YouTube, iTunes and so on. It is not exaggerated to say that Leawo Music Recorder can record all audio. To convert CDA to MP3, Leawo Music Recorder also has a say. It can convert CDA to MP3 by recording CDA file on CD. Apart from converting CDA to MP3, Leawo Music Recorder can also convert over 300 formats audio to MP3 or WAV. It can also adjust bit rate and sample rate to enhance the sound quality of the converted file. Leawo Music Recorder can automatically download music tags after recording, but you can also make personalized music tag like title, year, genre for the converted file via the embedded music tags editor.


Leawo Music Recorder 

☉ Record any sound from computer and microphone audio.
☉ Record from 1000+ music sites like YouTube, Facebook, etc.
☉ Schedule music recording via recording task scheduler.
☉ Automatically/manually add tags: artist, album, etc.
☉ Save recordings to either WAV or MP3 format.

Download and install Leawo Music Recorder. Now the below are steps how to convert CDA to MP3 with Leawo Music Recorder.

Step 1: Set audio source

Insert the CD containing the CDA file you need to convert into the computer and launch the software. Then click the little microphone icon at bottom left to choose "Audio Source". Choose "Record Computer Audio", for we need to record audio from CD.


Step 2: Set output folder

On the same panel, go to Settings > General to click the yellow folder icon to choose destination folder.

output settings

Step 3: Set output format

Go to Settings > Format > Output Format to select MP3 as the output format. Besides, change the parameters of bit rate and sample rate to enhance the sound quality of converted file.


Step 4. Start to convert CDA to MP3

Activate the recording button of this CDA to MP3 converter and then play the CDA file on CD. Click the recording button again to stop recording.

Record and download

Step 5. Modify music tags

Leawo Music Recorder can automatically download and add music tags to your recordings. However, you can also manually modify music tags by going to Media > Library and right click the recording to choose "Edit music tags" to modify music tags like title, artist, album and genre.

Edit music tags

Video Demo of How to Use Leawo Music Recorder

If you're using a Mac computer, Leawo Music Recorder for Mac could help you easily convert CDA to MP3 audio on Mac OS 10.6 and later.


All the above 3 methods could help you easily convert CDA audio to MP3 audio on your computer. However, if you want to know their advantages and disadvantages, you could check the below simple summary:

    1. Output format

    Compared with Leawo Music Recorder, which supports WAV and MP3 audio formats as output format, Online CDA to MP3 converter and Format Factory support more output formats like MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC.

    2. Ease of use

    In comparison, Online CDA to MP3 converter and Leawo Music Recorder enjoy simpler interface and are easier to operate. You can set audio format and output directory within a few clicks.

    3. Internet connection

    Online CDA to MP3 converter requires network to convert CDA to MP3, while Format Factory and Leawo Music Recorder need you to download and install these software. After installing, they don't need you to convert CDA to MP3 in the condition of network. Thus you don't need to worry your converting process will cancel for the sake of the network.

    4. Music tags

    Only Leawo Music Recorder allows users to manually edit music tags like title, song name, artist, etc. Moreover, it can automatically download music tags for the converted CDA files.

    5. Audio source

    Leawo Music Recorder could not only record and convert CDA audio to MP3, but also other audio sources like built-in microphone sound, online audio, radios, local audio files, streaming audios, etc. It has a recorder feature, which is not available in the other 2 methods.



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