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 the Sound Forge workspace.
Double-click a .cda file in the Explorer window (or drag it to the workspace) to extract a CD track without opening the Extract Audio from CD dialog. You can also extract audio from the Open dialog by choosing CD Audio (*.cda) from the Files of type drop-down list in the Open 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 extract list. Each 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. During playback, the button changes to a Stop button.
Select the Create regions for each track check box if you want to create regions in the extracted audio file to indicate each track.
Select the Create markers for each index change check box if you want to create markers in the extracted audio file to indicate each index change.
Select the Create CD tracks from full subcode scan check box if you want to create a disc-at-once CD track for each extracted track.
When you select the Create tracks from full subcode scan check box, the software will create a disc-at-once track list based on the PQ data on the disc.
ISRC data is added to each track if the data exists on the disc. Universal product code/media catalog number information is updated on the CD Information window.
From the Drive drop-down list, choose the CD 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.