System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

Creating an Audio CD

You can use the cdrw command to create audio CDs from individual audio tracks or from .au and .wav files.

The supported audio formats are describes in the following table:




Sun .au file with data in Red Book CDDA format


RIFF (.wav) file with data in Red Book CDDA format


.cda file with raw CD audio data, which is 16-bit PCM stereo at 44.1 kHz sample rate in little-endian byte order


.aur files with raw CD data in big-endian byte order

If no audio format is specified, the cdrw command tries to determine the audio file format based on the file extension. The case of the characters in the extension is ignored.