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Cd Burning With Wav Audio Format


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Can anyone tell me if an audio CD burned with Roxio Creator NXT will be in the WAV format (if the original audio file is ripped as a WAV file) ?

 

All audio cds are .cda files not wav files. WAV is an extension given to raw/pcm audio files on a computer.

 

Redbook CD Audio uses 16-bit 44.1khz stereo PCM to store audio. Whether this audio is provided to the authoring utility as .WAV or .AU or .RAW doesn't matter, so long as the authoring utility can handle it.

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I'll pick nits here, but an Redbook CD (CD-DA) has tracks, not files. Windows displays the individual tracks with a .CDA extension, so you can get an indication of what's on the disc. The data format is essentially the .WAV format, but because there is no ECC (as there would be with a "file") the data is interleaved (spread out) so that there is less chance of many consecutively unreadable sectors (from a fingerprint or scratch) causing an audible error during playback.

 

That's probably more technical than you care for, but cdanteek is correct saying that regardless of the source, compressed .MP3, .AU, or uncompressed .WAV file, the data will be put onto the Audio CD in the uncompressed format. So when you're looking at how much music you can put on an Audio CD, the only important factor is time, not original file size.

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