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How to Burn CDG Files to a CD

Updated July 20, 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Blank CD-R
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Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."