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How to Convert an MP3 Into a CDG

Updated April 17, 2017

MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) is a digital audio encoding format that uses a form of lossy data compression. It is a standard audio format for audio storage and digital audio compression for the transfer and playback of music on digital audio players. Compact Disc plus Graphics (CDG) is the most popular file format for karaoke disc. These files contain standard audio soundtracks along with graphics (images and lyrics) written in the "subchannel" section of each track. To convert an MP3 file to CDG, a conversion program must be used. Many of these are available online as free trial downloads.

Download and install Karaoke CD+G Creator (See Resources).

Run the conversion program on the desktop. Select "File," then "Add File" from the top menu bar. Select an MP3 audio file for conversion. Click "Add."

Click on the "Settings" tab. Click "Browse" in the "Output" field. Select a target destination for the converted CDG file. Click "OK."

Click the "Convert" button at the top of the main window. Click the "Burn CD" check-box if desired. Insert a blank audio CD into the computer if burning. Click the "Convert" button again to begin the conversion process.

Download and install PowerKaraoke Plus 1.2.28a (See Resources).

Run the conversion program on the desktop. Select "File," then "Open" in the top menu bar. Choose an MP3 audio file for conversion. Click "Open."

Select "File," then "Save As" from the top menu bar. Choose "CDG (CD+G)" in the "File Type" field. Select a target destination for the newly converted CDG file.

Click the "Save" button to convert the MP3 file into CDG.

Things You'll Need

  • MP3 file (*.mp3)
  • Conversion program
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Dmitriy Richter attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular and cell biology. His writing specialties include life science, ice hockey, cooking and international cuisine, travel, and modern history. Richter has published several cell biology and life science research articles for Demand Studios.