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Extracting music files from a cd

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I know I could just download a program, but I want to learn how to do this.

The extension of the file is .cda, which I think is like a compressed or shortcut for the real file. Because if I drag the file out and take out the CD the music file will not play because it has lost it's source. So I'm thinking, should I use some string commands for this? Then maybe I'll need to convert them, but I think all I'd need to do is rename the extension to, say mp3 and it'll probably work. It needs to read into the D:\ drive and the file names are, Track1.cda, Track2.cda, and Track3.cda etc.

Thanks.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

You will need to:

1. Find the drive

2. Search the drive for all files that have that extension

3. Copy those files to windows / folder

Commands: ( Lookup in helpfile )

DriveGetDrive

FileFindFirstFile

FileFindNextFile

FileCopy

As per answers.com CDA explanation

Hope this helps if not forgive me am noob :)

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Thanks, looked good, but it cannot copy nor move these files. I think I need to find the source.

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What happens when you right click on the cda file and select copy then choose your desktop and paste?

Perhaps there is some sort of copy protection.


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I guess not, it pasted it, but as soon as I take out the cd the files becomes useless.

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I believe the CDA files are nothing more than visual representations that the audio CD has specific tracks; you cannot copy them directly. It think it would be analogous copying a desktop shortcut instead of copying the actual executable.

Search the internet for programs that rip CDs or extract music.


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Yaw, maybe you could use the COM object for Windows Media Player to rip the tracks?

Hmm, very smart idea. I think I'll check into that.

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