How to extract a CD+G disc in PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT
In extracting a disc, we recommend using “one folder per disc” guideline to store the song files. Such folders can be identified easily with the discs, and when in trouble, can also be replaced easily. For example, we use D:\Karaoke (if you have only a single partition, use C:\Karaoke) folder as the starting point and make sub-folders CDG001, CDG002, CDG003, etc. for each CD+G discs.
1. Start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program.
2. Insert the CD+G disc into the disc drive of your laptop or PC. Close any pop-up windows such as Window Media player shown below.
3. Click on the disc drive (in Folder Menu) and wait for the track information to be displayed on the right (in File Browser).
Note that the title and artist information for each track has already been added automatically from the online Internet database. Be sure to have your laptop or PC connected to Internet to use this feature of adding title and artist automatically from the online Internet database.
4. Now you have the options to play the songs (tracks) directly from the disc or first extract them into the hard drive and then play from the files. Here we will show you how to extract the songs (tracks) into the hard drive.
Click on the check mark at the bottom to select all songs, and press the Encode button also at the bottom.
5. A pop-up window Disc Capture will appear. Select a folder into which the extracted song files will be stored. In the picture below, we have chosen D:\Karaoke\CDG001. You can also choose to name the target folder automatically using the date, artist name, or album title. Next select File Naming method for the extracted files using the Album, Artist, Track, and Title. Be sure to name them such that the files will not share a same name, in which case the files with same names will be overwritten. You can simply choose the Advanced option in which the extracted files will be named Track 01, Track 02, etc. Next choose the Bitrate and Speed of the extraction. Be sure to place a check mark on CD+G option for any karaoke CD+G discs. Press OK.
6. The encoding/extracting will begin showing progress on each song. It is important that the disc is clean and without scratches which will hinder the extraction process. For problems in extracting certain discs or certain tracks, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that at the bottom of the screen, the progress of the total extraction process is shown.
7. When the extraction is complete, go to the target folder (in our example, D:\Karaoke\CDG001) in the Folder Menu window. The extracted files will appear in the File Browser window.
Select a Playlist (in the example, we select Playlist 1) in the Playlist window, and select all songs in the File Browser by pressing the check mark at the bottom. Next press the Playlist button (also at the bottom) to load all songs into the Playlist 1. You can also drag & drop the songs into the Playlist 1.
8. In the Playlist window, you can adjust the size of each field by putting your mouse (cursor) in between fields and press & drag to the left or right. The fields in the File Browser window below can also be adjusted. You can also hide a field by right clicking on the field name and unchecking the field from the list.
9. You can also sort the songs according to Index, Title, or Artist by pressing on the field name. Click the field name again to reverse the order. This can also be done below in the File Browser for Filename, Title, or Artist.
10. In the Playlist window, you can search for a song by Index Number, Title, Artist, or Filename. Click on the pull-down menu of Search and select the field(s) in which you wish to conduct the search. In the example, we select Artist.
Next, input the word or phrase that you are searching for and click Search. Only the songs that match your Search will show in the Playlist window.
Note the Search function is also available below in the File Browser window.
11. To return to view all songs in the Playlist window, click on the pull-down menu of Search and select All View.
12. After finding a song in the Playlist, you can send the song to the Queue by right click followed by selecting Queue.
In the Queue, press the Play button to being playing.
13. In the Queue or Playlists window, you can preset various control values such as Volume, Pitch, Tempo, Sync, Silence, On-time, and Off-time of the songs. Double click on each field and input the following values:
Volume Volume control (0 : 100)
Pitch Pitch control (-11 : +11, half tone steps)
Tempo Tempo control (-10 : +10)
Vocal Voice cancel (Stere(0)/Left(1)/Right(2))
Sync Synchronization of lyric coloring to music (-75 : +75)
Silence Silence gap remover (-5 : +5) seconds before/behind music
On-time Starting time (0 - )
Off-time Ending time (0 - )
*The values of On-time / Off-time of a song can be used to restrict the play into a single verse, rather than all verses of the song.
Memo Comments (for example, Concert version, Bad music, Easy to sing, etc.)
14. In the Queue, you can also input the name of the customer in the Customer field for each song. To make this process easier, the Add Customer function is designed to store and apply the customer names automatically. Place a check mark to activate the Add Customer as shown below and select a customer name from the pull-down menu.
If your customer name is not in the selection, you can type in the name and press the Add button to add. To delete, select the name and press the Del button.
15. Next add a song into the Queue from the Playlist (by right click followed by selecting Queue). You will see that the song has been added with the customer name selected in the Add Customer field. You can store many of your repeat customer names in the Add Customer list and avoid typing each time of their singing.
16. You can save the current playlist by pressing Save as button in the Playlist window. It will open the Save as window as below.
Here we name the current playlist as “CDG001.txt” and press Save.
17. To play a song directly from the Playlist, click on a song and press the Play button. You can also double click on the Index of the song to start playing.
There are many features available in the Playlist window. For more details, please refer to the USER’S MANUAL.