View Full Version : [ubuntu] CDG creation?

April 28th, 2010, 05:57 AM
I've created a few audio files to make some karaoke tracks. Problem is, I can't seem to find a program that creates CDG files. The Software Store has nothing, and Googling various keywords (linux, ubuntu, cdg, cd+g, create) turns up little besides PyKaraoke.

There are a few available for Windows, but I'd rather resort to WINE unless absolutely necessary. I'd rather learn how to create an MPEG/AVI first.

Has anybody else solved this problem before?

November 25th, 2010, 11:31 PM
Bump. You are no the only person looking...

March 27th, 2011, 03:28 PM
Here's another bump. Also looking, but appears ubuntu and linux overall is limited in this respect. :(

July 8th, 2011, 05:54 AM
Bumpidy bump bump... looking for a solution also. how hard can this be? it must be almost as simple as a subtitle file for movies.

February 29th, 2012, 04:25 AM
I haven't been able to find a Linux program either. My imperfect work around is to create ogg+kate files and play them through vlc, enabling a visualization, and then (through the video menu) subtitles.
First convert your wav files to ogg using
oggenc -o songMusic.ogg song.wav

then create an ogg file containing the lyrics lrc information (see lrcgenerator.com to create lrc files from lyrics text)
kateenc -t lrc -c LRC -l en_US -o songLyrics.ogg song.lrc

then merge the two
oggz merge -o song.ogg songLyrics.ogg songMusic.ogg

Unfortunately, pykaraoke doesn't support ogg, so I've only been able to get this to work in vlc