How to Burn a CD+G for Karaoke

CD+G stands for Compact Disc plus graphics. CD+G or CDG files contain both the audio for a track and graphics (lyrics) associated with it. While normal CD players are compatible with the audio portion of the file, a karaoke machine is needed to display the graphics along with the music. Burn the CDG files for use in a karaoke machine with the native burner software included with the Windows operating system.

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CD+G files display graphics along with the audio.

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Insert the blank CD-R into the computer's disc drive. Wait for the computer to recognize the disc and click the "Burn files to data disc" option that appears.

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Type in a name for the CD+G disc and click the "Show Formatting Options" button.

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Select the "Mastered" format and click on the "Next" button to format the disc and launch a staging folder for the burn process.

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Right click "Start" and choose "Explore" from the context menu. Open the folder that contains the CD+G files you want to burn. Click on the file and drag it into the staging folder. Hold down Ctrl while you click to drag multiple files at one time.

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Click the "Burn to Disc" button on the Folders toolbar to start the burn process. Your burner will write the CD+G files to the CD and eject the disc when the process is complete.