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Unable to play tracks of a memory stick.

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#1 bobbies


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:19 AM

I have asked this question before wjth no results. So i will try again. I have a laptop running karaoke, with Windows7. I have Winamp for my music files, and all my karaoke tracks are on an external Hard drive. I have no problem playing my karaoke with Winamp, everything is perfect. My problem is when i try to play a karaoke track from a Memory stick, it won´t play it. If i right click on the CDG file, and it comes up asking what prog do i want to play this file with and i click on Winamp, nothing happens, but if i click on VLC player, then it plays O/K. How can that be.Thanks

Edited by hamluis, 20 January 2014 - 06:11 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Audio/Video Apps - Hamluis.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:55 AM

If I've got this understood correctly, a CDG (CD+G = CD + Graphics) file originated from Karaoke CD, which utilized the control  sub-channel available on CD to provide the Karaoke graphics. The CDs themselves couldn't be used on computers until CD drives that allowed computer access to the sub-channel data were released. Seems to me that flash devices are known to not provide sub-channel data, so the function would need to be emulated by the player software. Since VLC plays them OK for you, I'd suspect the CDG plugin you're using in Winamp doesn't provide the sub-channel emulation needed for playing from a flash device. If so, maybe a different plugin will?

Edited by Platypus, 20 January 2014 - 09:00 AM.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:11 AM

Not sure if this will help but is the flash drive formatted NTFS? If so, copy the contents to your hard drive if needed and format to FAT32.

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