MCG MANAGER

 

1.       Overview

a.       features

b.      requirements

2.       Create Song Library

a.       from MCG/CDG file(s)

b.      from CDG disc(s)

c.       from SCDG disc(s)

3.       Modify an existing Song Library

a.       add song(s)

1.       append song(s) to the end of list.

2.       insert song(s) between the list.

b.      delete song(s)

c.       modify song index (song number)

d.      modify song data (title or/and artist)

4.       Print Song Book

5.       Make SCDG disc

a.       from MCG/CDG file(s)

b.      from CDG disc(s)

 

 

1. Overview

MCG Manager is an ultimate song managing software compatible with CAVS USB DVD Karaoke Players such as 105G USB, 203G USB and 305G USB.
MCG Manager can also be used to make SCDG discs.

a.       Features

The following are some of main features of MCG Manager:

1.       Encode CDG files to CAVS compatible MCG files.

2.       Encode CDG discs to MCG/MP3 files. (requires DVD-ROM)

a.       Searches online database of easy song data access, track titles and artists (requires internet connection)

3.       Enable easy access and modification of existing song library to add, remove or modify song data.

4.       Print song book (requires a printer and may also require Microsoft Excel)

5.       Make SCDG discs from MP3+G files or CDG discs

 

b.      Requirements

1.       DVD-ROM (if an external USB DVD-ROM is used, the device must be first connected and turned on before starting MCG Manager)

2.       Internet connection for free database access of CDG discs. (search song title and artist)

3.       USB flash drive or external USB hard drive* formatted as FAT32.

*not all USB hard drives are compatible. Refer to CAVS User Forum.

*fully compatible USB external hard drive is also sold at CAVS Store.

                                               

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2.  Create Song Library

The following instruction is to create song library to an external hard drive or to an USB memory device which will be used with CAVS USB players.

*note: USB storage devices must be properly prepared so that it can be access from CAVS USB players.
Such devices must be formatted as FAT32 and not all USB external hard drives are compatible with CAVS USB players.
For detail, please refer to the manual or to CAVS User Forum.

 

a.       from songs of MCG/CDG files (MP3+G format)

                                                               i.      Connect external USB storage device to the PC. 

                                                             ii.      Press SOURCE (3) and double click on the folder with song files.

                                                            iii.      Press TARGET (4) and select USB storage device and double click on target folder. If the folder has not been created, create target folder.

                                                           iv.      Select songs to transfer or check CheckAll to select all songs.

1.       Title and singer information can be manually input by typing in title and/singer field.

2.       Title and singer information can be imported by press INDEX-TITLE and selecting Import from Juke.txt

                                                             v.      Press ENCODE (8) and press START to begin the process.

                                                           vi.      Once completed press CLOSE and songs should now be shown on the TARGET side.

                                                          vii.      Press CONVERT (9) to complete the process.

                                                        viii.      Connect USB storage device to CAVS USB player to access the songs.

 

b.      from CDG disc(s)*requires DVD-ROM and if an external USB DVD-ROM is used, the device must be first connected and turned on before starting MCG Manager

                                                               i.      Connect external USB storage device to the PC. 

                                                             ii.      Insert CDG disc onto DVD drive on your PC.

                                                            iii.      Press SOURCE (3) and double click on the DVD drive with CDG disc.

                                                           iv.      Press TARGET (4) and select USB storage device and double click on target folder. If the folder has not been created, create target folder.

                                                             v.      To access database for song information, press Settings(5) and press FreeDB.  If song information is available, title and singer fields will be automatically updated.
Otherwise if such information is not found, it can be manually input by typing in title and/singer field.

                                                           vi.      Select songs to transfer or check CheckAll to select all songs.

                                                          vii.      Press ENCODE (8) and press START to begin the process.

                                                        viii.      Once completed press CLOSE and songs should now be shown on the TARGET side.

                                                           ix.      Press CONVERT (9) to complete the process.

                                                             x.      Connect USB storage device to CAVS USB player to access the songs.

 

c.       From SCDG disc(s) * requires DVD-ROM and if an external USB DVD-ROM is used, the device must be first connected and turned on before starting MCG Manager

                                                               i.      Connect external USB storage device to the PC. 

                                                             ii.      Insert SCDG disc onto DVD drive on your PC.

                                                            iii.      Press SOURCE (3) and double click on the DVD drive with SCDG disc.

                                                           iv.      Press TARGET (4) and select USB storage device.

                                                             v.      Move your mouse cursor to SOURCE side, click and hold on CAVS_MCG folder and drag it to TARGET side.

                                                           vi.      Once completed, right click on CAVS_MCG folder in TARGET window and rename it as you desire.
*note: it must be renamed and CAVS_MCG name can not be used.

 

3. Modify an existing Song Library

a.       Add song(s) of MP3+G format or CDG disc*

*requires DVD-ROM and if an external USB DVD-ROM is used, the device must be first connected and turned on before starting MCG Manager

a1. append song(s) to the end of list

                                                               i.      Connect external USB storage device to the PC. 

                                                             ii.      Press SOURCE (3) and double click on the folder with song files or optical drive with CDG disc.
If adding songs from a CDG disc, press Settings (5), then click on FreeDB to import track title and artist.

                                                            iii.      Press TARGET (4) and select USB storage device and double click on target folder to be modified. (the folder should contain _songs subfolder)

                                                           iv.      Press MODIFY (10).

                                                             v.      Select songs to add or check CheckAll to select all songs.

                                                           vi.      Right click on Source window and select COPY.

                                                          vii.      Move mouse cursor over TARGET window, right click and select APPEND.

                                                        viii.      Press REBUILD (12) to complete the process or press M-CANCEL (11) to cancel modification.

                                                           ix.      Connect USB storage device to CAVS USB player to access the songs.

a2. insert song(s) between the list

                                                               i.            Connect external USB storage device to the PC. 

                                                             ii.            Press SOURCE (3) and double click on the folder with song files or optical drive with CDG disc.
If adding songs from a CDG disc, press Settings (5), then click on FreeDB to import track title and artist.

                                                            iii.            Press TARGET (4) and select USB storage device and double click on target folder to be modified. (the folder should contain _songs subfolder)

                                                           iv.            Press MODIFY (10).

                                                             v.            Select songs to insert or check CheckAll to insert all songs.

                                                           vi.            Right click on Source window and select COPY.

                                                          vii.            Move mouse cursor over TARGET window, click on the song to be inserted.   e.g. in order to insert a song at #20, select song #20 on TARGET window.

                                                        viii.            Mouse cursor still on TARGET window, right click and select INSERT.

                                                           ix.            Verify whether inserted song is at the right position. Now there should be duplicated song numbers. e.g. using the example above, there should be 2 of song # 20 after insertion.

                                                             x.            Right click on Target window and select INDEX. It should resort the song number.

                                                           xi.            Press REBUILD (12) to complete the process or press M-CANCEL (11) to cancel modification.

                                                          xii.            Connect USB storage device to CAVS USB player to access the songs.

 

 

b.      Delete song(s)

                                                               i.      Connect external USB storage device to the PC. 

                                                             ii.      Press TARGET (4) and select USB storage device and double click on target folder to be modified. (the folder should contain _songs subfolder)

                                                            iii.      Press MODIFY (10).

                                                           iv.      Check the checkbox of song(s) to delete.

                                                             v.      Right click on Target window and select DELETE.

                                                           vi.      Press REBUILD (12) to complete the process or press M-CANCEL (11) to cancel modification.

                                                          vii.      Connect USB storage device to CAVS USB player to access the songs.

 

c.       Modify song index (song number)

                                                               i.      Connect external USB storage device to the PC. 

                                                             ii.      Press TARGET (4) and select USB storage device and double click on target folder to be modified. (the folder should contain _songs subfolder)

                                                            iii.      Press MODIFY (10).

                                                           iv.      Select INDEX field and modify by typing in song number.  note: song numbers can be interchanged and if there is a gap, if it will be filled with dummy song file, and listed and Song Not Found

                                                             v.      Press REBUILD (12) to complete the process or press M-CANCEL (11) to cancel modification.

                                                           vi.      Connect USB storage device to CAVS USB player to access the songs.

 

d.      Modify song data (title or/and artist)

                                                               i.      Connect external USB storage device to the PC. 

                                                             ii.      Press TARGET (4) and select USB storage device and double click on target folder to be modified. (the folder should contain _songs subfolder)

                                                            iii.      Press MODIFY (10).

                                                           iv.      Select Title or Artist field and modify by typing in the information.

                                                             v.      Press REBUILD (12) to complete the process or press M-CANCEL (11) to cancel modification.

                                                           vi.      Connect USB storage device to CAVS USB player to access the songs.

 

4. Print Song Book

 

a.       Using MCG Manager*

                                                               i.      Press PRINT (16)  button.

                                                             ii.      Go to FILE and select PRINT.

 

b.      Using Microsoft Excel

                                                               i.      Connect external USB storage device to the PC. 

                                                             ii.      From Windows Desktop (not from MCG Manager) go into USB storage device and select song folder.

                                                            iii.      Copy juke.txt file and paste it to anywhere in Windows Desktop or My Document.

                                                           iv.      Open Microsoft Excel.

                                                             v.      Go to OPEN.

                                                           vi.      Select Files of type as text files.

                                                          vii.      Select the folder where juke.txt file was copied to.

                                                        viii.      Select juke.txt file and open.

                                                           ix.      Text Import Wizard should appear. Be sure to select DELIMITED then press Next to go to step 2.

                                                             x.      In step 2, uncheck Tab under Delimiter, and check Other: and type |. (| should be located along with \ on the keyboard)

                                                           xi.       Change text qualifier: from to {none} and press NEXT.

                                                          xii.      In step 3, highlight each column in Data Preview and select Text in Column data format.

                                                        xiii.      Press FINISH**.

                                                *for improved quality, we recommend editing and printing song book file from Microsoft Excel.
                                                ** Any question or issue concerning using Microsoft Excel, please contact Microsoft.

 

5. Make SCDG disc

a.        from songs of MCG/CDG files (MP3+G format). 

                                                               i.      Press SOURCE (3) and double click on the folder with song files.

                                                             ii.      Press TARGET (4) and select target folder. If the folder has not been created, create target folder.

                                                            iii.      Select songs to transfer or check CheckAll to select all songs.

1.       Title and singer information can be manually input by typing in title and/singer field.

2.       Title and singer information can be imported by press INDEX-TITLE and selecting Import from Juke.txt

                                                           iv.      Press ENCODE (8) and click on Create Scdg.cfg checkbox.  Press START to begin the process.

                                                             v.      Once completed press CLOSE and songs should now be shown on the TARGET side.

                                                           vi.      Press Exit to close MCG Manager.

                                                          vii.      Go to Start, All Programs, CAVS folder, MCG Manager folder, and then select ScdgEncoder.

                                                        viii.      Press OPEN and select target folder from (ii), then open scdg.cfg file.

                                                           ix.      Once converting process is successfully finished, CAVS_MCG folder will be created inside target folder with .dat file(s).

                                                             x.      Burn CAVS_MCG folder* to a CD or DVD to create SCDG disc.
* entire CAVS_MCG folder MUST be burnt onto CD or DVD.

 

b.      from CDG disc(s)*requires DVD-ROM and if an external USB DVD-ROM is used, the device must be first connected and turned on before starting MCG Manager

                                                               i.      Insert CDG disc onto DVD drive on your PC.

                                                             ii.      Press SOURCE (3) and double click on the DVD drive with CDG disc.

                                                            iii.      Press TARGET (4) and select target folder. If the folder has not been created, create target folder.

                                                           iv.      To access database for song information, press Settings(5) and press FreeDB.  If song information is available, title and singer fields will be automatically updated.
Otherwise if such information is not found, it can be manually input by typing in title and/singer field.

                                                             v.      Select songs to transfer or check CheckAll to select all songs.

                                                           vi.      Press ENCODE (8) and click on Create Scdg.cfg checkbox.  Press START to begin the process.

                                                          vii.      Once completed press CLOSE and songs should now be shown on the TARGET side.

                                                        viii.      Press Exit to close MCG Manager.

                                                           ix.      Go to Start, All Programs, CAVS folder, MCG Manager folder, and then select ScdgEncoder.

                                                             x.      Press OPEN and select target folder from (ii), then open scdg.cfg file.

                                                           xi.      Once converting process is successfully finished, CAVS_MCG folder will be created inside target folder with .dat file(s).

                                                          xii.      Burn CAVS_MCG folder* to a CD or DVD to create SCDG disc.
* entire CAVS_MCG folder MUST be burnt onto CD or DVD.