Audio CD (CD-DA) Physical Parameters

This section describes the physical parameters of an audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA).

According the Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA specification, the "Red Book", an audio CD should have the following physical parameters as mentioned on

An audio CD with data packed slightly more densely is tolerated by most players (though some old ones fail). Using a linear velocity of 1.2 m/s and a track pitch of 1.5 micrometer leads to a playing time of 80 minutes, or a capacity of 700 MB. Even higher capacities on non-standard discs (up to 99 minutes) are available at least as recordables, but generally the tighter the tracks are squeezed the worse the compatibility.

An audio CD should have this logo on it:
Audio CD (CD-DA) Logo

Table of Contents

 About This Book

Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

Audio CD (CD-DA) Physical Parameters

 Audio CD (CD-DA) Data Structure

 Audio CD (CD-DA) Tracks and Indexes

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types


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