DVD burner that can duplicate Karaoke (CD+G)

Posted on 2005-04-11
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I am looking for a good DVD burner that has the capability of creating, duplicating and playing Karaoke (CD+G).

FYI, I am legally entitled to copy these disks. :)

I'm tired of looking at the specifications for each drive and I've hit dead ends because some web pages just don't offer enough technical information specifically relating to CD+G format.

Ideally, I would like to purchase the LG GSA-4163B (
but I cannot tell if this unit will work.  

Note: I see that Karaoke is a supported format with the GSA-4163B but is that just reading or can it write to the CD+G specifications as well?

What I require:
- Compatibility with most major formats including: DVD burning, CD+G
- must be an easy to purchase brand and not already obsolete.  Order of preference: LG, Lite-On, HP, Sony, etc..

Also... bonus question (extra 75pts):
Please recommend a good program for duplicating CD+G and creating CD+G media (may be separate programs).

Thank you,
Question by:sconnell
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    Expert Comment

    I would strongly suggest alcohol 120% cd-copying program.  This program can make copies of just about any cd or dvd out there includeing ones with copy protection and your CD+G format.  You can download a free 30 day trial from there web site to see if it suites your needs.
    Part of web site talking about CD+G:
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    Accepted Solution

    I also came accross this drive which might fill your needs
    Only problem is on the plexor web page, in the data page, it says cd+G is a usable format, which i dio not know what that means, you may want to e-mail them
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    Author Comment

    Thank you, I'm actually an owner of Alcohol 120% (great prog!) but I wasn't aware that it was good for CD+G.  
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    Author Comment

    Thank you again but I'd rather avoid Plextor because of my difficulty in purchasing one and besides, I've read about a lot of problems with many Plextor's including this model.
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    Assisted Solution

    Plextor and Yamaha are the only drives truly capable of making error free CD+G discs.  I use Discjuggler or Goldenhawk.  KJ myself for a long time:)  I always had perfect luck with A Yamaha SCSI 16x (all the faster you want to go) and gold colored or silver colored discs.
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    Author Comment

    I'll try for the Plextor....  - this site led me to that conclusion (thank's to originalbiffmalibu KJ suggestion). - this site also sells the Plextor and offers a list of other compatible CD-Burners

    I increased my points to split evenly!

    Thank you everyone!

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