File Extension Database

Open CDA File

Files in the CDA format and extension are used for direct access to a track of an audio CD.

The CDA file plays the referenced track on the CD when it is opened, therefore the CD must be in the CD-ROM drive for the shortcut to work properly, otherwise it will issue an error.

It is important to note that CDA files do not contain actual audio data, meaning songs "ripped" from an audio CD are usually saved as uncompressed AIF or WAV files.

Software to open a CDA file

CDA files are universal and can be opened with almost any audio player:

Typical CDA application file locations:

  • %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /Open "%L"
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe /open "%L"
  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /play "%L"
  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /Play "%L"

Frequently used application names to open CDA files:

  • Windows Media Player
  • iTunes

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • CDAFile
  • iTunes.cda
  • WMP11.AssocFile.CDA

How Can I Open CDA File on Windows

How Can I Open CDA File on Mac OS

How Can I Open CDA File on Android

If you downloaded a CDA file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

How to Open CDA File on iPhone or iPad

To open CDA File on iOS device follow steps below:

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