Howdy, tips-and-tuters and karaoke fanatics alike! Today we'll turn your PC into the ultimate videoke machine which plays absolutely crisp high-quality mp3 songs with a great lyrics prompter using the CD+G plug-in for Winamp Media Player. Some songs even have secondary vocal accompaniments creating a superb singing experience. The intrumentals as well are just as good as you'd hear them on the radio.
Cutting to the chase, here's the step-by-step:
1.) Make sure you have the latest Winamp Media Player installed on your computer. You don't? No worries, just click on the following link: How to Download, Install, and Use Winamp Media Player
2.) Click here to download the CD+G plug-in.
3.) Go to your download folder and double-click on the CD+G Plug-in installer to start the installation.
|Double-click on the installer.|
|By default, the installation automatically directs to the Winamp installation folder. Click "Install" to proceed.|
|You may read the documentation if you want to.|
|For compatibility checking, this prompt may sometimes pop up right after the installation. Just click "Cancel".|
4.) Go to Google.com and search for legally free and downloadable CD+G files that you can use.
5.) Open your Winamp Media Player and then browse to the folder where you've saved the songs. Now, there are a lot of ways on how to play these files. I've outlined some easy options below.
5.1 - Double-click on the song (the one with the *.mp3 extension) of your choice on the folder. Winamp automatically recognizes the two files as one and plays your selection.
5.2 - Select one or more songs from the folder and drag-and-drop them on your Winamp's playlist box (see image below). You may now double-click on any song on the playlist or have Winamp automatically play them all in sequence.
|Drag-and-drop your selection on the playlist box.|
|Double-click on a song on the playlist to play it.|
Ta-daaaaaaaaa! Just plug-in your deafening sound system to your PC and start
"CD+G (also known as CD+Graphics) is an extension of the compact disc standard that can present low-resolution graphics alongside the audio data on the disc when played on a compatible device. CD+G discs are often used for karaoke machines, which utilize this functionality to present on-screen lyrics for the song contained on the disc."