Provided by: pykaraoke_0.7.5-1.1_all bug


       pykaraoke - free CDG/MIDI/MPEG karaoke player




       pykaraoke  is  a  free  karaoke  player  for Linux, FreeBSD and Windows.  You can use this
       program to play your collection of CDG, MIDI and MPEG karaoke songs.

       PyKaraoke Features:
           * CDG (MP3+G, OGG+G) playback - Play standard CDG karaoke files
           * MIDI (.MID/.KAR) playback - Play MIDI format karaoke files
           * MPEG playback - Play karaoke songs and movies in MPEG format
           * Playlist - Queue up songs, sit back and enjoy
           * Searchable song database - Easily find your songs from the main screen
           * Search inside ZIP files - Play MP3+G/MIDI files wrapped in ZIP files
           * Cross-platform - Runs on Linux, FreeBSD and Windows


       The player starts in Search View. From  here  you  can  search  for  songs  in  your  song
       database. You need to first set up the database, however, by clicking "Add Songs".

       To set up the database, add the folders that contain your karaoke songs. Select which type
       of files you are interested in adding to the search database (CDG, MPG etc).  Click  "Look
       Inside Zips" if you also want to search inside any ZIP files found in the folders for more
       karaoke songs.

       When you have finished adding folders, and setting your preferences, click "Scan  Now"  to
       start  building  the database. This can take some time but only needs to be done once. The
       search engine then searches your database, rather than searching the hard disk every  time
       you search for a song.

       Once  you  have  set up your database, clicking "Save" will save the database and settings
       for the next time you run the program. (The information is saved in a .pykaraoke folder in
       your home directory).

       If you get more karaoke files, don't forget to rescan the hard disk and build the database
       again. Otherwise the new files won't be visible in the search engine.

       With your database set up, you are ready to start searching for and playing  your  karaoke
       songs.  From  the main window, enter the name of the song you would like to find and click
       "Search". This will populate the Search Results panel below with the matching song  files.
       From  here  double-clicking  a  song  plays it directly. You can also add the song to your
       playlist by right-clicking on the song and using the popup menu.

       There is also a simple explorer-like interface that can be selected using a drop-down  box
       on  the  main  window  ("Folder View"). Using this you can also play songs directly or add
       them to the playlist, by right-clicking on the song and using the popup menu.

       In the right-hand side of the window you will find your playlist. Songs can be added  from
       the  search  results or folder browser, until you have built up your playlist. Once ready,
       click on the song you would like to start with. When the song  is  finished  playing,  the
       next  song  down the playlist will automatically start playing. You can also delete single
       songs, or clear the entire playlist by right-clicking on an item in the playlist.

       pykaraoke is actually a GUI frontend which controls three libraries, pycdg for CDG  files,
       pykar  for  MIDI/KAR files and pympg for MPEG files. If you do not wish to use the GUI you
       can actually start a player directly from the command-line (or by  associating  file-types
       in your operating system).


       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                              PYKARAOKE(6)