Talk:CD+G

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What on earth is with the CD+G discography? CD+G is a format, not a band, and there are hundreds of CD+G discs around. Some public libraries even have sections for them. (Try searching your catalog for "karaoke")

Answer: The Karaoke CD+G's only began to be released in any consequential number at the mid-1990's, but the technology extends at least as far back as a title pressed in 1985 titled "Eat or be Eaten" by the Firesign Theatre. Between there and about 1994 there is a small trickle of CD titles which have CD+G information, and though this information often features lyrics it often does not highlight the words as they would be sung (which the later Karaoke CD+G's would do), and other information about the band or the song or whatever would be presented, as well as pictures, photos, and artwork. A number of these early titles are classical works without any lyrics at all, and the Firesign Theatre disk only puts up pictures suitable to the comedy skits as they come up. These early titles are much more interesting, and comprise a much shorter and manageable set to enumerate than all the doubtless countless many different Karaoke CD+G's have have been released, and might possibly still be being released. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.190.254.108 (talk) 22:16, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

CD+G+MIDI extension[edit]

The stored data need not be a graphics file : Jim Bumgardner's CD+G Revealed says

There already is a CD+G+MIDI extension of the CD+G standard, but I won't describe it here.

Does anyone know more ?

--195.137.93.171 (talk) 02:51, 22 October 2010 (UTC)