How to Convert MP3 to CDA using MS Windows Media Player

By Mitchell White

Updated February 10, 2017

CDA files are only found on music CDs
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CDA files are used on music CDs to help play your music. Converting the MP3 songs on your computer into CDA format means burning music onto a blank CD-R using your computer's Burn drive. the program Windows Media Player will allow you to convert and transfer these files onto a CD. This program is "native" which means that it comes with your computer's Windows operating system.

Insert a blank CD-R into your computer's burn drive.

Open the Windows Media Program under "All Programs" in Windows "Start" menu. Click the "Burn" tab in the program. Select "Music CD" under the drop-down menu there.

Click on the MP3 file in the folder where it's saved on your computer, and drag it over to the "Burn List" in Windows Media Player.

Click the "Start burn" button and your MP3 will be burned into a CD using the CDA format.

Items you will need

  • Blank CD-R

  • Burn drive