KAR - Karaoke files

What is a KAR file

KAR files are audio files created by many Karaoke applications. Next to the MIDI data, those files also contain song lyrics stored in plain text format. Thanks to the usage of the MIDI data, no actual audio data is contained within the KAR file. It is mainly used for playing back the lyrics along with the songs.

KAR files are primarily associated with the Karaoke MIDI File. The KAR file format was designed by Tune 1000 Corp. Even though the format has been abandoned by said corporation, it is still the prevailing file format in the shareware/public domain market. Other Karaoke formats include: MID+TXK, MID, CRT, and ST3.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open KAR documents:

  • Mireth Technology Music Man
  • Nullsoft Winamp
  • PG music Band-in-a-Box
  • Recisio KaraFun
  • vanBasco's Karaoke Player
Extension KAR
MIME type audio/midi
Useful links
Example Files
(773 bytes)
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