Our products require a CD+G capable drive in order to Rip or play directly from CD+G disc.
CD+G data is stored in the CD subcode area, however today MOST CD-ROM (NOT DVD-ROMs) drives support
reading this data. Most drives that do are CD-R or CD-RW burners/recorders. Most DVD drives are NOT, so read the quick notes FIRST.
Today all you have to do is look for a drive that supports CD-Text, Karaoke-CD, or DAO-96. These modes are the same information as CD+G information and therefore if this is supported, CD+G discs can be read.
This means we are NOT updating this list unless customers provide us drives that work. You just have to read the box or the webpage before you buy under the "supported formats" list noted for every drive on the market.
If you are not interested in reading or you simply already have a drive you want to test, the best way is download the trial version of CDG Ripper® 2.0, extract (rip) a track, then use the FREE karaoke player to play the track
from the hard-drive - you see graphics EUREKA! otherwise you are SOL and get a better drive.
Due to the large volume of drives on the market, Tricerasoft is unable to test each and
every model with our software. When we test a drive that is compatible it is placed on our
“Supported CD+G Drives” list. Drives that are untested but are indicated as CD+G
compatible by the manufacturer are on our “Additional CD+G Capable Drives” list.
Please remember that if you cannot see your drives and require ASPI (especially for external drives) to do the following:
To install ASPI refer to this page for intructions:
ASPI Information Page
TriceraSoft Certified Drives
(These drives have been tested by TriceraSoft and are certified as compatible - See notes)
||Model (Write/ReWrite/Read speed)
|HP ||8210e (4/4/6) ||CD-RW ||USB ||HP |
|Plextor||PX-W1210TA (12/10/32)||CD-RW ||IDE ||MMC |
|Plextor||PX-S88TU (8/8/24U) ||CD-RW ||USB ||MMC |
|Sony ||CDU611 ||CD-ROM||IDE ||MMC |
|Sony ||CDU511 ||CD-ROM||IDE ||MMC |
|Sony ||DDU220E ||DVD ||IDE ||MMC |
|Sony ||CRX110e (4/2/24) ||CD-RW ||IDE ||MMC |
|Sony ||CRX160e (12/8/32) ||CD-RW ||IDE ||MMC |
|Sony ||CRX700E ||CD/DVD-RW||IDE ||MMC |
|Yamaha ||CRW-4260 (4/2/6) ||CD-RW ||SCSI||Yamaha |
|Yamaha ||CRW-4416 (4/4/16) ||CD-RW ||SCSI||Yamaha |
|Yamaha ||CRW-2100 (16/10/40) ||CD-RW ||IDE ||Yamaha |
|Yamaha ||CRW-2200 (20/10/40) ||CD-RW ||IDE ||Yamaha |
Drives That Require Deinterleave (CDG Ripper®, Swift Elite, WinCDG Pro 3)
||Model (Write/ReWrite/Read speed)
|Acer ||CW5224 ||CD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|AOpen ||CRW5224 ||CD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|AOpen ||CRW5232 ||CD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|AOpen ||DUW1616 ||DVD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|ASUS ||CD-S520 ||CD||IDE ||DeInter. |
|CyberDrive ||CW099D (54-24-52)||CD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Dynex ||Dynex DX-ECDRW100 (52-32-52)||CD-RW ||USB2 ||DeInter. |
|HP ||DVD200I ||DVD-R/CD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|HP ||DVD300XI ||DVD-R/CD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|NEC ||NR-7800A ||CD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|NEC ||NR-9300A ||CD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Pioneer ||A05 ||DVD-RW/CD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Sony ||CRX300E ||CD-RW/DVD||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Sony ||DW-U12A (DRU-510A)||DVD-RW/CD-RW||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Sony ||DDU-1621 ||DVD||IDE ||Deinter. |
|Lite-ON ||iHAS124 ||DVD-RW||IDE||Deinter. |
|Lite-ON ||LDW-411S ||DVD-RW||IDE||Deinter. |
|Lite-ON ||LH-18A1P ||DVD-RW||IDE||Deinter. |
|Lite-On ||LTR-24102B (5GS4)||CD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Lite-On ||LTC-48161H ||CD-RW/DVD ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Lite-On ||LTR-48126S 2QS5||CD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Lite-On ||LTR-52327S ||CD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Lite-On ||XJ-HD166S ||DVD ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Lite-On ||SHW-160P6S ||DVD+/-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Lite-On ||SOHW-812S ||DVD+/-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Lite-On ||SOHW-1213S ||DVD+/-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Lite-On ||SOHW-1673S ||DVD+/-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|TDK ||TDK 5200E ||CD-RW (Ext) ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|TEAC ||VDW285-VT ||DVD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Toshiba ||SD-C2612 ||DVD ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Toshiba ||SD-R2312 ||CD-RW/DVD ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Toshiba ||SD-R2412 ||CD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|Toshiba ||SD-R6572M ||DVD-RW ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|QSI ||SDR-081 (not reliable)||DVD ||IDE ||DeInter. |
|QSI ||SWR-242||CD-RW/DVD ||IDE ||DeInter. |
HP (Recorders) ,
Panasonic (Storage) ,
Plextor (USA) ,
Sony (Storage) ,
TDK (Velocd) ,
(These drives have NOT been tested by TriceraSoft and are not certified,
but have been reported as compatible by our users)
|AOpen ||1648/AAP ||DVD||IDE||MMC |
|HP ||8100 ||CD-RW||IDE||HP |
|Buslink ||DBW-1688-U2 ||DVD+RW||USB||DeInter.|
|HP ||8200i ||CD-RW||IDE||MMC |
|HP ||8250i ||CD-RW||IDE||HP |
|HP ||9150 ||CD-RW||IDE||HP |
|HP ||9300 ||CD-RW||IDE||MMC |
|HP ||9500 ||CD-RW||IDE||HP |
|HP ||6216 ||DVD-RW||IDE||Deinter. |
|LG ||GWA-4082N ||DVD-RW||Slim||Deinter. |
|Lite-On ||DH-52C2P08C ||CD-RW/DVD||IDE||Deinter. |
|Memorex ||3252AJ (QW56) ||CD-RW||IDE||Deinter. |
|MSI ||CR488-A2 ||CD-RW||IDE||MMC |
|NEC ||ND-1300A ||DVD-RW||IDE||DeInter. |
|NEC ||ND-3520A ||DVD-RW||IDE||DeInter. |
|Panasonic||CW-7502 ||CD-R ||? ||? |
|PBDS ||DS-8W1P ||DVD+-RW/CD-RW||IDE ||MMC|
|Pioneer||DVD-120 ||DVD ||IDE ||DeInter |
|Pioneer||DVD-K16 ||DVD ||IDE ||DeInter |
|Plextor ||PX-W8432T ||CD-RW||? ||Plextor|
|Plextor ||PX-W102TU ||CD-RW||USB||Plextor|
|Plextor ||PX-320A PlexCombo ||DVD/CD-RW||IDE||MMC |
|Plextor ||PX-W241040A||CD-RW||IDE||MMC |
|Plextor ||PX-W4012TU PlexWriter||CD-RW||USB||MMC |
|Plextor ||PX-W4824TA/SW||CD-RW||IDE||MMC |
|Plextor ||PX-W4824TU PlexWriter ||CD-RW||USB||MMC |
|Plextor ||PX-W5224TA PlexWriter ||CD-RW||IDE||MMC |
|Plextor ||PX-708UF (Ext) ||DVD+-R/CD-RW||IDE||MMC |
|Plextor ||PX-712A ||DVD+-RW/CD-RW||IDE ||MMC|
|Plextor ||PX-716AL ||DVD+-RW/CD-RW||IDE ||Deinter.|
|Plextor ||PX-716US ||DVD+-RW/CD-RW||IDE ||MMC|
|Plextor ||PX-750A ||DVD+-RW/CD-RW||IDE ||MMC|
|Plextor ||PX-760A ||DVD+-RW/CD-RW||IDE ||MMC|
|QSI ||SBW-241||CD-RW/DVD ||IDE ||MMC |
|Samsung (External)||SE-T084M||DVD-RW||USB||Deinter. |
|Sony ||DRU-710A ||DVD-RW||IDE ||Deinter. |
|Sony ||DW-D22A ||DVD-RW||IDE ||Deinter. |
|Sony ||CRX-100e ||CD-RW||IDE ||MMC |
|Sony ||CRX-140e ||CD-RW||IDE ||MMC |
|TDK ||VeloCD 12/10/32||CD-RW||IDE||MMC |
|Teac ||CD-W58E ||CD-RW||IDE||MMC |
|Toshiba ||SD-R2212 ||DVD/CD-RW||IDE||DeInter.|
|Yamaha ||CRW-8424E ||CD-RW||IDE||Yamaha |
|Yamaha ||CRW-6616 ||CD-RW||IDE||Yamaha |
|Yamaha ||CRW-3200 ||CD-RW||IDE||Yamaha |
|Yamaha ||CRW-F1 ||CD-RW||IDE||MMC |
Note: Avoid Iomega Drives that claim to support CD+G.
There are other drives that will work, however only those above have been tested at the time this was written.
Most Yamaha and Plextor drives are compatible, as are some Sony, HP, and
Panasonic models. Please check the Tricerasoft support page for the latest list.
This list will be updated as other drives are tested. Check below for additional drives that MAY
be compatible but have not currently been tested.
Additional CD+G Compatible Drives
Although we have not tested the following drives we believe that they may be
capable of ripping from CD+G disc. We do not guarantee that these drives will
work with our software however most of the drives below are OEM’d from the
manufacturers listed above and in some cases are identical drives except for
minor firmware changes. If you have a drive listed below and it works for you
please contact us.
|Creative Labs ||8432E, RW121032E|
|Hewlett Packard||7500, 8100, 8200, 8200a, 8250i, 9100, 9150, 9300|
|Iomega ZIP CD ||ZIPCD3840INTA|
|JCCOM ||JCD1622RW, JCD1642RW, JCD64RW|
|Lite-On ||Most of the Drives|
|Memorex ||CDRW2216, CDRW4416, CRW2642|
|Micro Solutions||Backpack CDREWRITER4A|
|Plextor ||PXS88T, PXW1210A, PXW124T, PXW1610A, PXW2410A, PXW4010A, PXW8432T|
|Sony ||CRX100E, CRX10U, CRX110E, CRX120E, CRX130E, CRX140E, CRX145E, CRX145RP,
CRX500E, CRX510E, CRX700E|
|TDK VeloCD ||CDRW8432, CDRW121032|
|Wearnes ||CDRW1622, CDRW1622e, CDRW1642, CDRW1642e, CDRW1688, CDRW642, CDRW642e|
|Yamaha ||CDR401, CDR401t, CRW3200, CRW4261, CRW6616, CRW8424E|
Other Drive Lists
TriceraSoft is unable to test every drive on the market for CD+G compatibility, however you may
find information on other sites, such as CD Burner software, or other Karaoke software
sites. Below are a few sites you might want to check when trying to find a compatible drive.
Remember that many drives are manufactured and new models are always being released and old
models discontinued... If you cannot specifically test the drive with our software before
purchasing it make sure your dealer has a good replacement or exchange policy. Click on the [info] link for drive info!
Laptop Computer Notes
If you have a laptop computer you may be interested in connecting an external CD reader
to the laptop to create a nice portable Karaoke solution. Some newer laptops even have
video outputs that allow you to connect to a TV or projector. If your laptop has a CD+G
compatible drive already built in you are in luck, otherwise you will want to add an external
drive. The following are possible ways to hook up a CD-ROM reader or recorder to your laptop:
- Parallel Port - Usually too slow. Not recommended.
- PC Card - Could be a special interface or some type of IDE variant. Unkown.
- SCSI PC Card - Very good. Recommended in conjunction with Yamaha or Plextor drive.
- USB - Okay. HP8210e is the only USB drive we have tested as compatible. There are USB to IDE enclosures that would allow you to use any of the supported IDE drives on the list.
- USB2 - Good potential. This is a new standard to compete with Firewire. It is much faster than USB but is very new. USB2 compatible equipment and interfaces are just now becoming available.
- Firewire - Very New/Fast. This could be the one to get in the future.
We are in the process of testing some of these solutions and we will be posting positive results as they are found.
So far the following has been tested as CD+G compatible:
Note: External enclosures were tested with a Plextor 12/10/32A IDE drive but should also work with any CD+G compatible IDE drive on our list.
NEWS!... Plextor now has a slimline USB2 CDRW drive available that should be compatible!
Check it out here.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have information on other CD+G compatible drives or solutions!
- Most Yamaha Recorders are compatible.
- Most Plextor drives are compatible (A Plextor is most recommended as a reliable CD+G reader drive).
- Some HP Recorders are compatible (8100 series and higher).
- If a drive is listed as CD-Text compatible it MAY also support CD+G.
- This list is not complete. If a drive is not listed it does not mean it IS or IS NOT compatible,
only that is has not yet been tested.
- Please refer to manufacturer's drive specifications for more info.
- TriceraSoft can not guarantee certified drives will work under all conditions on all systems!
Visit the Nero.com website and download the "Nero Infotool". This tool will help to assess the
features of your drives including installed components. Look for CD+G as part of the capabilities listed.
- We are unable to read the Sony drives capabilities page and thus the drive will appear incompatible though the drive
may still be compatible, you will need to test the drive.
- Yamaha drives may not clearly read the CD+G data, this is either due to the drive or the ASPI driver. If updating your
ASPI driver to the latest version does not clear up the bad data then the drive may be unreliable for CD+G playback