— Formats —

The files on the CD are in the usual CD-format of AIFF. You can play the CD in any CD-player, also the older ones.
You can convert these files to different audio formats with special applications. The file formats are approximately.
Check if your media player can play one of these formats.

Lossless formats

· AIFF is the native format for CD-players. Burn a CD and play it in any CD-player.
The file is 431 MB large!

· FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) (flac.org)
an open and royalty-free format, reduces the file size to 50% of the original. Supported by recent receivers like Marantz M-CR603 Melody Media, Marantz NA7004, NAD C446 Digital Media Tuner, …
Total of 165 MB

· m4a - ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec)
an audio-only MP4 file used for iPhone, iPad, iPod and iTunes (from version 4.5) or QuickTime (from version 6.5.1) and the AirPort Express's AirPlay implementation. (Apple)
Total of 169 MB

Lossy formats

· mp3 (MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III)
a standard for all digital audio and media players
Total of 98 MB

· mp4 (MPEG-4 Part 14)
is a multimedia container format standard (video and audio) based on the QuickTime format (Apple)
Total of 79 MB

· m4a - AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
Improvement of the MP3-codec, the standard audio format for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Archos, Creative Zen Portable, Microsoft Zune, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS, iTunes, DivX Plus Web Player. Supported on PlayStation Portable, Wii, Sony Walkman MP3 series and later, mobile phones made by Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Android, and WebOS - based mobile phones.
Total of 81 MB

free software/open source software for devices based on Google's Android platform or Linux apps like Amarok (for other Operating Systems visit www.rockbox.org)
Total of 140 MB