[QUOTE=cholla;2598303]The .cda files are small “pointer” files. These direct the drive playing an Audio CD to the actual file where the music is .
The above is the best I can explain it simply . A commercial pressed CD doesn’t actually have files.
Yeah that’s correct.
Basically the data stored on a CD is in analogue format and the laser reads it just like the needle in an old style record player.
So although CD is a digital medium rather confusingly it’s being used to store analogue data.
There are no files and the CDA pointers are just a convenience for Windows.