This article is from the CD-Recordable FAQ, by Andy McFadden (firstname.lastname@example.org) with numerous contributions by others.
Some applications, notably Easy CD Creator, can only do very simple
conversions on audio files. If you are trying to create an audio CD,
but the WAV file isn't 44.1KHz 16-bit stereo PCM, you will have to convert
it to that format with something like GoldWave (section (6-2-21)) before
you do the write.