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mwadeson
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super cd+g to mp3+g

Post by mwadeson » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:38 pm

Does anyone know how to Convert Super CD+gs back to mp3+gs
I want to get everything back on computer
we bought the songs online and downloaded them and then made super cdgs but now we want to put everything on computer so we can just use the computer for our shows.



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Post by wiseguy » Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:44 pm

You will need the CAVS Decoder CDG software to extract the song tracks to BIN files and MP3+G Toolz to decode the BIN files to MP3+G files.

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Post by Bigdog » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:37 am

Will they lose any quality after so many steps???

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Post by wiseguy » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:15 am

Bigdog wrote:Will they lose any quality after so many steps???
Probably, but what are you going to do? The song files on a SCDG are in the CAVS MCG format and only CAVS makes the software to work with it. It seems that most people who have purchased SCDG discs come to regret it sooner or later.

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Post by letitrip » Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:09 pm

Hold on, there is more to it than that. SCDG's basically contain MP3+G's in MCG format encoded in a small number of very large .dat files. Decorder CDG DOES NOT extract the individual files from those large dat files. All it can do is conver the MCG graphics file to CDG graphics file or other such conversions as listed on their site. The only place I am aware of that you can get an SCDG ripper is from KJAmp (the RoxBox folks). You can find it at http://www.kjamp.com/RBKP03.php

Also, when you get it, it does come with a version of the Decoder CDG to then decode the MCG files to CDG. Ultimately what you end up with is MP3+G (CDG) files from your SCDG disc.
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Post by DanG2006 » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:35 pm

Letitrip is right. The only decoder for SCDG that is out there is frank's (RoxBox).

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Post by mwadeson » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:33 pm

Thank you guys

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Post by letitrip » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:21 am

oh and one other question was asked here by bigdog about quality loss. The MP3+G's you pull from the SCDG will not lose any quality. The songs are already in MP3 format inside the .dat files. The dat files are really just the MP3 files and MCG files written into one long file sequentially. So all the extraction process has to do is locate the beginning of each MP3 and each MCG and pull them out. So the quality of the extracted MP3 will be the same as the original disc.

Most of the professional SCDG's I've had experience with were encoded at 192K so the quality is pretty good. However there are some that are only 128K so you get some "artifacts" that can be a little unpleasant.
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