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       pykaraoke_mini - 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


       pykaraoke_mini is a frontend for the pycdg and pympg karaoke players.  It  is  similar  to,  but  it is designed for use on small portable devices rather than PC's.  In
       particular, it could be useful on any device lacking a keyboard and mouse.

       It presents a scrolling list of  songs  to  choose  from,  sorted  by  title,  artist,  or
       filename.   It  works  within  the  same  pygame  window  used to render the karaoke songs
       themselves, so the scrolling interface is not available while a song is  being  performed.
       The  biggest  strength  of  pykaraoke_mini  is  that  it  does not rely on a keyboard or a
       windowing interface, so it is ideal for use with a joystick or even an IR  remote  control
       in a bar.

       Unlike  pykaraoke,  pykaraoke_mini  does  not  store a database of song files, nor does it
       search around through different folders to find your song  files.   Instead,  it  is  your
       responsibility  to  build  a catalog file, which is a text file that contains one line per
       each song.  Each line should be of the form:

            filename <tab> title <tab> artist

       You can include international characters by encoding the file  in  UTF-8.   All  three  of
       these fields will be presented to the user in the scrolling list.  The filename is assumed
       to be relative to the catalog file itself.

       If you like, you can maintain multiple different catalog files  ofthis  form,  which  will
       allow  you  to  run  pykaraoke_mini  with  different  subsets of your song files.  Use the
       --catalog command-line option to specify the full path to your catalog file;  the  default
       filename is songs/catalog.txt.

       While navigating the scrolling menu, the following keys are available:

            up / down  :  scroll through the list.  Hold the button down to scroll very rapidly.

            pageup / pagedown  :  scroll a page at a time.

            enter  :  select the highlighted song for performance.

            tab   :   change the sort mode between title, artist, and filename.       The current
       sort key is displayed first for each file.

            + / -  :  enlarge or reduce the font scale.  This also affects the font scale when  a
       MIDI file is selected (but does not affect CDG or MPG files).

            a-z   :  search for a song beginning with the indicated letter.  If you type multiple
       letters, search for a song beginning with the string you type.


       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)