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CD+G Karaoke Player for PC

PlayCDG Pe, the basic edition of PlayCDG series, brings you the most powerful and most convenient way to play CD+G songs right in your PC.  Simply install the PlayCDG Pe program, load your favorite CD+G song, and begin playing.  PlayCDG Pe is  equipped with Equalizer, Key Control, Tempo Control, Drag-in Play, Hot Key Controls, etc. for the best of karaoke. 



  • Play CD+G songs from CD+G discs*
  • Play CD+G songs from 
    • CAVS MP3+G files (with extensions .mcg and .mp3)
    • RW MP3+G files (with extensions .cdg and .mp3)
      • Made by MP3+G Toolz or CDG Ripper.
  • Play Audio CDs and MP3 files
  • Key Control, Tempo Control, and Speed Control for both CD+G disc playing and MCG file playing
  • Equalizer with 8-Frequency blocks and Auto-Adjustment pre-amplifier
  • Voice Cancel (L, R, Stereo Channels)
  • Program and Repeat 
  • Drag-in Play
  • Direct Key Controls
  • Remaining Time Display

*See the list of compatible CD-Recordable drives in PC Requirements.

PC Requirements

  • Pentium I -166Mhz or higher
  • Windows 98(with DirectX), ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista
  • Sound card
  • 32MB RAM
  • DVD-ROM drive*
*CD+G Compatible Drive required.

Installation Instruction

  • Download the PlayCDG Pe program file from Download below.  It is a self-extracting Winzip file that will begin to unzip with a double click.  After unziping, double click on Setup.exe to begin the installation and follow the instructions.
  • For Windows 9x, be sure to install Microsoft DirectX version 7.0 or higher.  The setup program for DirectX can be found at Microsoft directx site.

User's Manual

  • Start PlayCDG Pe program and you will see a black CDG screen and a control panel.
  • The CDG screen where the lyrics will be displayed can be re-sized by clicking on the edge and dragging.  Double click to maximize and minimize the screen.
  • In the control panel, there are following functions:

  1. Display track, remaining time, channel, song title information.

  2. Terminate PlayCDG program.

  3. Voice Cancel: Select Stereo / Right / Left channels (In multiplex CD+G songs, a singer's voice is usually recorded in the right channel, so by selecting left channel, you eliminate the singing voice).

  4. Display PlayCDG information, Help file, and Optional settings.  Optional settings are as follows.

  1. Repeat the songs in the List sequentially.  When Repeat is on, the green light on the button will be lit.

  2. Indicate the play position in the track

  3. Go to previous song or previous track.

  4. Stop play.

  5. Begin play or pause.  Press twice to release pause.

  6. Go to next song or next track.

  7. Slide right / left to increase / decrease music volume level.

  8. Browse for song files *.mcg or *.cdg (RW files).

  1. Play the songs from CD or CD+G disc in the CD-ROM drive.

  2. Display Equalizer, Key Control, and Tempo Control window: 

Equalizer Features:

  • Control the volume levels of 8 frequency blocks.

  • Enable/disable Auto-adjustment Preamplifier.

  • Reset after finishing a song

  • Enable Equalizer

                   Key & Tempo Control Features:

  • Tempo Control (-25%,  50%)

  • Pitch Control (-6.0stp, 6.0stp)

  • Speed Control (-25%, 50%)

  • Reset after finishing a song

  • Enable tempo/pitch control

         Press the button again to close the EQ window.


  1. Display Play List

  • Program songs for play and save.

  • Drag-in play: Drag-in a song from anywhere in Windows to begin playing.

  • Double click on any song in the Play List to begin playing.

  1. Browse for song files *.mcg or *.cdg (RW files).

  2. Delete song files.                     

  3. Find a saved list.                     

  4. Save the list                            

  5. Return to control panel.          

  1. Reduce the control panel to minimum.

Hot Key Controls

  • R : Repeat
  • E : Activate / Deactivate Equalizer
  • H : Show / Hide Equalizer
  • C : CD
  • O : Open
  • V : Voice Cancel
  • S : Stop
  • < : Prev
  • > : Next
  • P : Play/Pause

Helpful Hints

  • This section shows helpful hints discovered by KJs and DJs using PlayCDG Pe for the shows.

    1. How to play a regular song (audio only) between karaoke songs

    • While a karaoke song is in play, open the Play List and drag and drop a mp3 file of your choice.  When the karaoke song is completed, the mp3 file will begin playing.  Open for the next karaoke song and press enter when ready.  The next karaoke songs will begin playing and again when it is finished, the mp3 file will begin playing.   --Trubbleguy --


PlayCDG Pe will not run after installation.

  • For Windows 98, run a diagnostic test of DirectX by starting DxDiag.exe located in C:\Program Files\DirectX\Setup\.
  • For problems with Windows Vista, please click here.

2. Graphic display of lyrics will not come up, although the audio is playing.

  • Be sure to have a CD+G disc not a audio CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  • To play a regular CD+G disc with PlayCDG program, be sure to have a CDR drive that is listed in the PC Requirements.

3. The upgrade program for PlayCDG Pe will not install and keeps giving out
an error message of #1.

  • Install the original PlayCDG or PlayCDG Pro program you have.
  • For WIndows 2000, NT, XP only :  Download the wnaspi32.dll file into your PC and save it inside the program directory "Program Files/cavs/PlayCDG" or "Program Files/cavs/PlayCDG Pro".
  • Start the PlayCDG or PlayCDG Pro program.  After the program begins, close the program.
  • Install the upgrade program for PlayCDG Pe. 

4. For Windows 2000 and XP, an error message "CD-ROM drive not found" comes up even though a CD-ROM drive is installed.

  • Go to "C:/Windows/System32/" directory  and check for a program "wnaspi32.dll".
  • If the file "wnaspi32.dll" exists, then go to "C:/Program Files/Cavs/PlayCDG Pe/" directory and delete the file with the same name "wnaspi32.dll".
  • If the file "wnaspi32.dll" does not exist in "C:/Windows/System32/", then download "COMPELASPI.EXE" into your PC and double click on it to install.  After the installation is complete, go to "C:/Program Files/Cavs/PlayCDG Pe/" directory and delete the file "wnaspi32.dll".
  • Restart the program PlayCDG Pe.
  • Having installed "COMPELASPI.EXE", you must also delete the file "wnaspi32.dll" from each of the PlayCDG, PlayCDG Pro, Encoder MCG, and JBManager program directories to run the respective programs properly.
  • Having installed "COMPELASPI.EXE", if the program PlayCDG Pe still gives out the error message "CD-ROM drive not found", then go www.goldenhawk.com/download_body.htm or http://www.adaptec.com/ for the latest WINASPI driver.

5. Control Panel of PlayCDG Pe has disappeared from the screen.

  • Disappearing control panel happens when you have minimized the control panel and then closed the program in Windows XP.  Next time you open the program, the control panel will stay minimized which is the way Windows XP works.
  • To recover the control panel when you open the PlayCDG Pe program, there will be "screen" and "PlayCDG Pe" menu on the Taskbar. Right click on "PlayCDG Pe" and select "Move". Next hit any of the Arrow keys on the keyboard. Move the mouse and you will see the control panel moving with it. Place the control panel where you wish and left click to place it.

For tech support, please email to techsupport@cavsusa.net.


To download the full version of PlayCDG Pe, please complete your purchase with payment at the checkout counter.  You will then automatically receive an email receipt with an access link to download the program.

Note: All sales of software products are final without refund.  We recommend that  before purchasing the full version you download a Free Demo Version of PlayCDG Pe for your trial.

Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP


Size Price  
PlayCDG Pe Demo 4 Mb Free Download
PlayCDG Pe Ver 3.019 4 Mb $ 29.99
Special Combo Pack 3
(PlayCDG Pe(Single License) + Encorder MCG + Deocorder CDG)
10 Mb $ 69.99
Special Combo Pack 6
(PlayCDG Pe(3 PC License) + Encorder MCG + Deocorder CDG)
10 Mb $ 99.99

Download Sample Song: Jingle Bell (2.23M)


Note: All sales of software products are final without refund.  We recommend that  before purchasing the full version you download a Free Demo Version of PlayCDG Pe for your trial.


Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP


Size Price  
Upgrade PlayCDG Pe Ver 3.019 from PlayCDG Pe Ver 3.00x 4 Mb Free Download
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