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What compressed audio formats are supported for CD direct recording and playback?

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The corresponding codec or audio file extension types supported for CD direct recording and playback are as follows:

  • MP3:
    • Sampling frequency: 8kHz, 11.025kHz, 12kHz, 16kHz, 22.05kHz, 24kHz, 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
    • Bit rate: 8kbps to 320kbps (Variable Bit Rate compatible)
  • WMA:
    • Compliant with Windows Media® Audio 9 Standard
    • Sampling frequency: 22.05kHz, 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
    • Bit rate: 32kbps to 192kbps
  • AAC:
    • Profile: MPEG4-AAC-LC (Low Complexity)
    • Sampling frequency: 8kHz, 11.025kHz, 12kHz, 16kHz, 22.05kHz, 24kHz, 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
    • Bit rate: Max. 320kbps (Variable Bit Rate compatible)
    • Number of Channels: 1, 2

NOTE: Digital Rights Management (DRM) files cannot be played back.