Extracting Audio from CDs
From the File menu, choose Extract Audio from CD to extract tracks from a CD and open them as tracks in your ACID project.
Double-click a .cda file in the Explorer window (or drag it to the timeline) to extract a CD track without opening the Extract Audio from CD dialog.
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From the File menu, choose Extract Audio from CD.
Choose a setting from the Action drop-down list to indicate how you want to extract audio:
Read by track
Choose to extract individual CD tracks. Select the tracks you want to extract in the Tracks to read list. Each CD track is extracted to a new track in your project.
Read entire disc
Choose to extract the current CD to a single file. The disc is extracted to a new track in your project.
Read by range
Choose to extract a time range. You can specify a starting time and ending time (or a starting time and length). The time range is extracted to a new track in your project.
If you choose Read by track or Read by range from the Action drop-down list, select the tracks or time range you want to extract.
Click Play to preview your selection. In order to preview, your CD drive’s audio output must be connected to your sound card, or you can connect headphones to the front of the CD drive.
From the Drive drop-down list, choose the drive that contains the CD from which you want to extract audio.
Click the MusicID button if you want to obtain CD information using Gracenote MusicID.
If CD information is not available, you can click the CD Info button to display a dialog box where you can edit the CD information and submit it for inclusion in the Gracenote Media Database.
For more information about obtaining or editing CD information, click here.
From the Speed drop-down list, choose the rate at which you want to extract audio. If you experience gapping or glitching, decrease the speed or click Configure and adjust the Audio extract optimization slider.
Click OK to start extracting audio.
Type a file name and choose a location for the file.
After the track is extracted, the Beatmapper Wizard starts if the track is longer than 30 seconds.
Select the Autoname extracted tracks check box on the General tab in the Preferences dialog if you want to automatically assign
file names to tracks that you’ve extracted from CDs. File names will include the CD’s identification number and track number, and the files will be saved in the folder specified on the Folders tab of the Preferences dialog.