How to Play a CD+G on a PCby Alizarin Black
CD+G (Compact Disc plus Graphics) is a disc format containing audio, graphics and song lyrics. CD+G files are widely used by karaoke software programs that display the song lyrics and the graphics while the background music of the audio track is playing. The CD+G format is not common, so many media players cannot open or play these karaoke files. A few media players, such as VLC Player, Power CD+G Player Pro and Siglos Karaoke Player, play a CD+G on a PC.
Download and install VLC Player (see Resources).
Run VLC Player. Double-click "VLC Player" icon on the Desktop.
Insert a CD+G into your CD-ROM drive.
Click "Media" and then "Open Disc." A menu pops up on your screen.
Click "CD" from the "Disc" tab. All tracks on the CD+G disc will appear.
Click "Play" to play a CD+G on your PC.
Power CD+G Player Pro
Download, install and run Power CD+G Player Pro (see Resources).
Click the "CD" icon on the right side to load the CD+G.
Click "Play," the icon that resembles a right arrow, to play the CD+G.
Siglos Karaoke Player
Download, install and run Siglos Karaoke Player in (see Resources).
Click "Load CD" on the right side of Siglos Karaoke Player. Your CD+G loads automatically.
Click "Play" to play a CD+G.