What is a .CDA File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .cda extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .cda file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .CDA file?

The file extension .CDA is CD Audio Track Shortcut. The file is a audio related file.

What to know

There are currently 8 software that can open the .cda file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .CDA file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .CDA file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CDA file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .cda file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the JRiver Media Center software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple iTunes, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Nullsoft Winamp, RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20, VideoLAN VLC media player, JRiver Media Center and NCH WavePad.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CDA file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the JRiver Media Center software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CDA file on Mac

The .cda file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the JRiver Media Center software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Apple iTunes, VideoLAN VLC media player and JRiver Media Center software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CDA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the JRiver Media Center software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CDA file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .cda file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CDA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .CDA file on Android

The .cda file can be opened on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .CDA file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. You could also download the RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .CDA file?

If you cannot open the .CDA file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CDA file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cdb – Nokia, .cdb – CardScan, .cdb – Microsoft, .cdc – Autodesk, .cdd – Computer Systems Odessa. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .CDA file with the JRiver Media Center, Apple iTunes, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Nullsoft Winamp, RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20, VideoLAN VLC media player, NCH WavePad programs on Windows, JRiver Media Center, Apple iTunes, VideoLAN VLC media player programs on Mac, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux and RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software on Android.