File Extension Library

.CDG File Extension

  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .CDG file?

.CDG file extension has been classified as Raster Image Files. The format of .CDG file is Binary

.CDG is Compact Disc Plus Graphics Image

Song track image created in the Compact Disc plus Graphics (CDG) format; contains a raw, unconverted image typically in low-resolution; used for displaying a graphic that corresponds to a song in an associated audio file.

CDG files are often used by karaoke programs to display graphics and lyrics while the music is playing.

List of all softwares that can open the Compact Disc Plus Graphics Image
VideoLAN VLC media player
Nullsoft Winamp with CDG plug-in
VideoLAN VLC media player
VideoLAN VLC media player

How to Open .CDG file on different platforms

Open .CDG File on Windows

  • Right-click a .CDG
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .CDG file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .CDG files" Press "Ok"

Open .CDG File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .CDG file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .CDG File on Linux

Right click on the .CDG file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .CDG File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .CDG file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .CDG File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .CDG files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .CDG files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CDG files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CDG file format
  2. You need to check the .CDG file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)