CDA file could be such kind of virtual file that could represent data in a CD easily. And the most obvious feature of CDA file is that it does not contain any musical data. If you want to play the CDA file directly from your computer, and then you may need to rip them to music file formats like MP3 file. Below we would like to show you some effective ways to convert CDA to MP3 files easily.

Part 1. Know more about CDA file

CDA file is an acronym for Compact Disc Audio, which is not one audio file. It's just a way for you to access an Audio CD index on Windows. In more specific terms, a CDA file extension is usually connected with tracks found on audio CDs, particularly found on all original audio discs. Since that CDA file is not the audio file without any sampled sound, and you cannot directly convert it to another format like MP3. There in lies the problem. How to convert CDA to MP3 file format easily? If you try to copy one CDA file to your hard drive and attempt to play it with an audio player, it's not doing anything! You just try to find the solution over the Internet. Luckily, there're some media players or audio grabbers available in the market place that could support the direct conversion of the CD audio tracks to some other audio file formats. Here we would like to share you with some useful tools for you to accomplish the task smoothly.

Part 2. Extract audio tracks from an Audio CD and convert CDA files to MP3 with Windows Media Player

Here we would like to introduce the simple way to convert CDA to MP3 online with the free Windows Media Player.

Step 1: Open Windows Media Player

You may need to input one CD into your hard drive and open Windows Media Player. And then you could click the "Library" button to choose the audio you want to convert.


Step 2: Choose the output format

You could do as follows: right-click the "Rip" button and then click the "Format" button, and then choose the "MP3" button as the exported format.


Step 3: Start converting CDA to MP3

Here you may need to click the "Rip" button to start converting CDA to MP3 files easily. After the conversion process is finished, you could find the converted files in the Music Library folder by default.


Part 3. Convert CDA to MP3 with CDA to MP3 converter - Leawo Video Converter

Leawo Video Converter has been widely recognized as the most popular program for you to convert CDA files to MP3 files with the user-friendly interface. Surely, the CDA file here is such one kind of audio track that has been extracted from Audio CD freely. Apart from that, the robust tool could also offer the useful editing function for you to create your own specified MP3 files as you like. Just download Leawo Video Converter for free and open CDA to MP3 converter smoothly on your desktop.


Step 1: Load the CDA files

Here we would prefer to take a more eclectic approach to add CDA files. Each button in the interface could have one certain function that users can choose to complete the operation. Just click the "Add Video" button to add the CDA files that you want to convert, or directly drag and drop the CDA files into the software.


Step 2: Open the Settings Window

Here the settings window could be activated by clicking the "MP4 Video" button in the interface, and then there's the pop-up window where you could click the "Change" button to enter the "Profile" panel easily.


Step 3: Select MP3 Audio File

Since that you want to convert CDA file to MP3 file, and then you may need to set the exported files as MP3 file format freely. The "Profile" panel could be viewed where you could choose MP3 audio file under the "Common Audio" sub-tab under the "Format" menu. The step is very necessary and important.


Step 4: Start converting CDA to MP3

Last but not least, it's time to start the conversion from CDA to MP3. Just click the "Convert" button to pop up the window where you could choose the output directory under the "Save to" icon and then click the "Convert" button. After that you could locate the converted MP3 audio files in the output folder.


Part 4. Convert CDA to MP3 with Leawo Music Recorder.

In addition to Leawo Video Converter, there's another powerful program for you to convert CDA to MP3 files with high quality. That's the powerful Leawo Music Recorder, which is a a powerful Music Recorder that records music/audio from any source with 100% original quality retained. Below is the guide on how to convert CDA to MP3 files with the easy-to-use interface. Just download and launch Leawo Music Recorder, and then follow the instruction carefully.


Step 1: Select the audio source

The operating procedures are following: click "Audio Source" button > choose "Record Computer Audio" under the "Audio Source" tab


Step 2: Select the output profile as MP3

You could choose the output format as MP3 file format under the "Format" tab in the same pop-up window, or you could also create your own specified output settings if needed.


Step 3: Choose the output directory

You could also be able to select your desired output location under the "General" tab, which is the place for saving the exported files.


Step 4: Start to record voice

After that, you need to click the "Record" button to start recording voice easily, then start playing your CDA file. The Music Recorder will record the audio track of the CDA file and then save as MP3 format. The whole process would only take several minutes.


On the whole, you could choose Leawo Video Converter or Leawo Music Recorder to convert CDA file to MP3 file with the easy-to-use interface according to your own specified needs. Windows Media Player could also help you complete the job, yet it can't support the editing functions. If you want to create your own favorite MP3 audio files, you could use Leawo Video Converter if the audio track of the CAD files has been extracted from Audio CD, or choose Leawo Music Recorder to directly convert CDA to MP3 files easily.