How to Play a CD+G on a PC

by 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.

VLC Player

Step 1

Download and install VLC Player (see Resources).

Step 2

Run VLC Player. Double-click "VLC Player" icon on the Desktop.

Step 3

Insert a CD+G into your CD-ROM drive.

Step 4

Click "Media" and then "Open Disc." A menu pops up on your screen.

Step 5

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

Step 1

Download, install and run Power CD+G Player Pro (see Resources).

Step 2

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

Step 1

Download, install and run Siglos Karaoke Player in (see Resources).

Step 2

Click "Load CD" on the right side of Siglos Karaoke Player. Your CD+G loads automatically.

Click "Play" to play a CD+G.


About the Author

Alizarin Black has been a professional freelance writer since 2009. Black writes on various topics including computer hardware and software, video games and electronics. He has been published in "Clarksworld Magazine" for his science fiction. Black has a bachelor's degree in video-game design from the University of Phoenix.

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