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First, the Ingest Tool will use the cdrdao application to get information about the disc and its track listing, and record this information in a 'table of contents' (or .TOC) file.CUE file (a widely used format for documenting track and timestamp information for audio CDs):

cdrdao will then create a copy of the raw, pulse-code modulated (PCM) audio data on the disc, writing it to a .BIN file:

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Following the creation of this preservation copy, the Ingest Tool will use the cdparanoia application to create a single, uncompressed .WAV file of the disc.  The CMD.EXE window will report the status of the .WAV file creation and indicate when you may proceed to content analysis:

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