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       pykaraoke - free CDG/MIDI/MPEG karaoke player


       pycdg [ options ] songfilename.cdg


       pykaraoke is a free karaoke player for Linux, FreeBSD and Windows.

       pycdg is a CDG karaoke player which supports MP3+G and OGG+G tracks.

       The  player  uses  the  pygame  library  (,  and  can  therefore run on any
       operating system that runs pygame (currently Linux, FreeBSD, Windows and OSX).

       You can use this file as a  standalone  player,  or  together  with  PyKaraoke.  PyKaraoke
       provides a graphical user interface, playlists, searchable song database etc.

       For  those  writing  a  media  player  or similar project who would like CDG support, this
       module has been designed to be easily incorporated into  such  projects  and  is  released
       under the LGPL.

       Numeric  module  ( is required only if you do not use the compiled C
       low-level CDG implementation in _pycdgAux.c


       To start the player, pass the CDG filename/path on the command line:

            python /path/song.cdg

       You can also incorporate a CDG player in your own projects by importing this  module.  The
       class cdgPlayer is exported by the module. You can import and start it as follows:

            import pycdg
            player = pycdg.cdgPlayer("/path/song.cdg")

       If  you  do this, you must also arrange to call pycdg.manager.Poll() from time to time, at
       least every 100 milliseconds or so, to allow the player to do its work.

       The class also exports Close(), Pause(), Rewind(), GetPos().

       There  are  two  optional  parameters  to   the   initialiser,   errorNotifyCallback   and

       errorNotifyCallback,  if provided, will be used to print out any error messages (e.g. song
       file not found). This allows the module to fit together well with GUI playlist managers by
       utilising  the  same  GUI's  error  popup window mechanism (or similar). If no callback is
       provided, errors are printed to stdout. errorNotifyCallback should take one parameter, the
       error string, e.g.:

            def errorPopup (ErrorString):
                 msgBox (ErrorString)

       doneCallback can be used to register a callback so that the player calls you back when the
       song is finished playing. The callback should take no parameters, e.g.:

            def songFinishedCallback():
                 msgBox ("Song is finished")

       To register callbacks, pass the functions in to the initialiser:

            cdgPlayer ("/path/song.cdg", errorPopup, songFinishedCallback)

       These parameters are optional and default to None.

       If the initialiser fails  (e.g.  the  song  file  is  not  present),  __init__  raises  an


       pycdg  also  takes various command-line options for setting the window size, position, and
       update rate. Type the following for a full list of options:

       $ pycdg --help


       You can find PyKaraoke's home page at:


       PyKaraoke was written by Kelvin Lawson <> and William Ferrell

       This manual page was written by Miriam Ruiz <>, for the Debian project
       (but may be used by others).

                                          july 16, 2006                                  PYCDG(6)