Developer Ole releases CDG Player, cdg & mp3 player for ps3. Karaoke!
Music fans and wannabe American Idol contestants will rejoice over this next piece of news. The same developer who brought us the Amiga emulator (E-UAE ps3) for the PS3, has now released a new project he's been working on. The project is known as the CDG Player, and it allows for CDG discs to be played on the PS3 console. The project was developed using the legal PSL1GHT SDK and is open source.
Most of you probably won't recognize what CDG discs are, but if you've ever sang karaoke you've most likely used one. CDG, which is also known as CD+G, stands for compact disc plus graphics and is the industry wide standard for karaoke discs. The specially crafted discs allow for lyrics to be displayed on screen, while the audio is played. Now, with the help of the CDG Player, singing fans will no longer need to bare the burden of purchasing a pricey karaoke machine.
Download: CDG Player rev. 1 (and) cdg_player-ps3_r1_src.zipSourceCDG Player is a simple program for PS3 that plays mp3 files and displays graphics stored in cdg files. The format is used in many karaoke disks.
Compiled by psl1ght sdk and libraries.
- simple file selector
- mp3 and cdg playback
- ps3 ready to run homebrew programs
- CROSS - select a file or directory
- CIRCLE - go to parent directory
- SQUARE - exit the program
Q: does it play CD disks ?
A: no, use a ripping program to convert your CD to audio tracks in mp3 format
Q: does it play OGG, WAV, etc. (your favourite audio format) ?
A: no, just mp3 format is supported (16 bit, stereo, 44100 or 48000 Hz) along
with the cdg format
Q: does it support zipped files ?
Q: does it support microphone plugged in the ps3 ?
A: no, to amplify your voice you need an extra hardware (mixer)
Q: the program sucks, can you add more features ?
A: the source code is freely available, do it yourself
Credits and thanks:
- minimp3 (KeyJ’s Blog : Blog Archive » Honey, I shrunk the MP3 decoder)
- PyKaraoke (PyKaraoke - Karaoke for Linux)
- psl1ght sdk team
- PS3 homebrew scene
- initial release
Karaoke Info: Karaoke Warehouse
Source: CDG Player
News Source: PSGroove.com - Karaoke CDG Player Released
Thanks to PSX-SCENE member Ni72ous for the news tip!
And thanks to grandy for the article!