How to Burn CDG Files to a CD

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How to Burn CDG Files to a CD
Karaoke players use CDG files. (microphone in red image by Oleg Kulakov from

CDG is a type of format for music files that combines the audio track with the lyrics for the song and is used in karaoke players. While you can play CDG files in a standard CD player, a compatible karaoke machine is required to display the audio along with the lyrics. Use the native burning software program included in the Windows operating system to burn CDG files to a CD.

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Things you need

  • Blank CD-R

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  1. 1

    Insert the blank CD-R into the computer's disc tray. Wait for the CD to be recognised and the "Auto Play" window to appear. Select the "Burn files to data disc" option.

  2. 2

    Type in a name for the CDG disc in the text box and click "Show Formatting Options." Choose the "Mastered" format. Click the "Next" button to format the CD-R and open a empty staging folder for the burn process.

  3. 3

    Open the folder that stores the CDG files. Click on a file and drag it into the staging folder for the CD. Hold down "Ctrl" while you click to select multiple files at once.

  4. 4

    Click the "Burn To Disc" button on the toolbar to start the burn process. When the process is complete, your disc drive will eject the disc.

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