CDDA file format description

Many people often share .cdda files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .cdda files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .cdda files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .cdda files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .cdda file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cda - CD Audio Track

The CDA audio files are related to Windows Media Player. The CDA file is a CD Audio Track. CD Audio (.cda) tracks are audio files that can be stored on CD media. The .cda files are representations of CD audio tracks and do not contain the actual pulse code modulation (PCM) information. Cda files can be played only from a CD-ROM.

Windows Media Player
Audio files
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CD Audio Track related extensions:
Panasonic Security Camera Recorded Audio
Sony ATRAC9 Compressed Audio
Raw Unsigned DoubleWord Audio
NI Absynth Kore Patch Format Sound
Sun Audio File
MIDI Music

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cdda file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cdda files. Be especially cautious with .cdda files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cdda file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .cdda file extension is often given incorrectly!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cda, cdd, cddx, cddz, dda

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .cdda filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .cdda:

Circuit Diagram Document
DDA Media Package
Cadifra Diagram Data
Giza Specifier Typical Data
GLBasic ASCII Scene Data
CD Architect Driver

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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