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spookstaz
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:13 am    Post subject: Karaoke under Gentoo Reply with quote

Linux really lacks a good karaoke player. Kmid has never worked for me - it hangs all the time and pyKaraoke does not meet my needs.

Here is how I finally got vanBasco's Karaoke Player working under Gentoo.

I am assuming you already have sound working with alsa. Make sure that in your kernel config you have included "Sequencer support". For ALSA setup see:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml

Install wine:
Code:
emerge -va wine


Install timidity:
Code:
emerge -va timidity++ timidity-eawpatches


Start timidity
Code:
/etc/init.d/timidity start


Run wine's regedit:
Code:
wine regedit


Create or modify the following keys:

Create HKCU\Software\Wine\ALSA, and add two string values:
MidiPort=128:0
PlaybackDevice=default
Create HKCU\Software\Wine\Drivers, and add a string value:
audio=alsa

Since we are using Timidity, the midi port is 128:0. (For serial MIDI use 72:0)

Check your available ports user:
Code:
pmidi -l


Get vanBasco's Karaoke Player from http://www.vanbasco.com/

wine vkaraoke
wine "C:\Program Files\vanBasco's Karaoke Player\vmidi"

Select a Timidiy sound output device.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Multimedia to Documentation, Tips & Tricks.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Work very very very fine for me : thank a lot, you save my life (long story!) :D

Just one question :
unfortunately, vanBasco doesn't support cd+g file, so, do you know a good cd+g player for linux (or wine) ?

Thank you :)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some things you could try:

Winamp can be run under wine -- http://frankscorner.org/index.php?p=winamp506
There is a cd+g plugin for winamp -- http://www.physysteme.com

If that doesn't work, try pykaraoke - it claims to play cd+g.

http://kibosh.org/pykaraoke/screenshots.php

NOTE: When playing KAR files with pykaraoke I had only had the sound (no lyrics)!

Good luck :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pykaraoke... don't have the url offhand and no ebuild (might write one at some point but doubt many will be interested & is easily installed 'by hand') but it's what I use...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/32382

Use (media-sound/alsa-utils)
Code:
aplaymidi -l

instead of
Code:
pmidi -l

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

drwook wrote:
pykaraoke... don't have the url offhand and no ebuild (might write one at some point but doubt many will be interested & is easily installed 'by hand') but it's what I use...


There is an ebuild available in the sunrise overlay

media-sound/pykaraoke [3]
[3] /usr/portage/local/layman/sunrise

I just copied "media-sound/pykaraoke" to my local overlay (/usr/local/portage/media-sound/pykaraoke/)
renamed the ebuild to pykaraoke-0.5.ebuild
executed "ebuild pykaraoke-0.5.ebuild digest" et voila
emerge pykaraoke worked like a charme :)

Richy //hoping this is still of interest
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where can I download karaoke songs?
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