Most karaoke systems make use of Compact Disc plus Graphics (CDG or CD&G) files. CDG files contain music and graphics/lyrics that enable a person to follow along with a song on the computer screen. Windows 7 makes it easy for you to copy and paste files to create custom karaoke song compilations and then burn them to a CD.
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Things you need
- Karaoke CDG files
- Blank CD
Insert a CD with CDG karaoke files into the optical drive of your computer.
Click "Start" and then "Computer." Click the drive letter for the optical drive to display its contents in Windows Explorer.
Highlight the files you want to include on your karaoke CD by pressing the "Ctrl" key and then clicking on each file you want to use. After you have selected all the files you want to include in your compilation CD, right-click on any one of the highlighted files and then click "Copy" on the pop-up menu.
Browse to another folder on your computer where you want to store the CDG files until you are ready to burn them. Click anywhere inside the folder window and then press the "Ctrl" and "V" keys at the same time. Windows will copy the files from the karaoke CD to the folder.
Repeat the steps for copying files from the CD to your hard drive to add songs from other karaoke discs.
Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc into your CD/DVD burner.
Click the "Burn files to disc using Windows Explorer" option when the "AutoPlay" pop-up windows appears. (Note: If the "AutoPlay" dialogue window does not appear, click the "Start" button and then "Computer." Then, double-click the drive letter for your CD/DVD burner.)
Click the "Like a USB flash drive" option in the "Burn a Disc" dialogue box window. Enter a descriptive name for the new disc and click the "Next" button.
Open another Windows Explorer window. Browse to the folder that contains the CDG files you want to burn to a CD.
Highlight all the CDG files in the folder by pressing the "Ctrl" and "A" keys at the same time. Right-click on any one of the highlighted files, and then click the "Burn" button at the top of the Windows Explorer window.
Press and hold the left mouse button on one of the highlighted CDG files. Then, drag all of the files over to the Disc folder. Windows will automatically copy them to the CD in the optical drive. Click the "Close session" button on the toolbar after Windows finishes copying the CDG files to the CD.
Wait until Windows ejects the CD from the CD/DVD drive. Remove the CD and close the tray on the optical drive.
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