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I'm in my 60's and am more into Rock (AC DC etc) and obviously 60's music. The music these days just doesn't seem to be as good. But hey I'm not knocking it, if people like music (even the current stuff) then great, it's good for the soul.
 
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This might be a daft question but...………………….Are the MP3's needed to play in a Karaoke machine or will the CDG's do?
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This might be a daft question but...………………….Are the MP3's needed to play in a Karaoke machine or will the CDG's do?
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Rusty, most karaoke machines and programs play music in a variety of formats. In order to see the words you need to have graphics also available in more than one format.
 
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Hi, has anyone got a bit of advice to share? What is a good Karaoke machine as the one I bought had to be sent back. The mic was really bad, in fact hardly any volume at all. Even when turned up full.
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Sorry but more help needed. I've downloaded the Karaoke files from here (Glo) and after unzipping them I've put them onto a USB drive. However when playing the sync is out by a good 10 seconds or more.
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What problems are you having with the audio?

Out of sync, right . Which player are you using, have you tried using other players too?
 
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Thanks for the quick reply. I'm using a MKP200 from Mr Entertainer, I've tried using another machine but much the same. I put a few folders onto a flash drive and tried a few songs. But there was a 10 second lag between words on screen and music. Should I not be using folders and just have all songs on the root drive?
This is all new to me as it's a Christmas present for the kids in my family.
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Well it seems to me that all the karaoke files here are available first on the main home page.
That's where the links I gave are from @dental_guy1951, and @Rusty21 the timing problem could be due to format, try to play them on your PC and see if they work properly,
If so then it's a format issue with the karaoke machine, if that's the case let me know - I will download & re-encode them into a better format for karaoke systems, then upload them @Glo - I'll add the links here if that happens..
 

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Thanks MissKitti
I played them on the PC using Kanto Player and they are working in sync perfectly. It must be the karaoke machine that is the problem.
 

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@Rusty21 😺 If they are from the links I put here for you, I'll check with someone I know that specializes in karaoke torrents - and see what format they recommend and then I'll convert them to a more suitable format for the karaoke machine for you :geek:(y) .
 

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Thanks for the quick reply. I'm using a MKP200 from Mr Entertainer, I've tried using another machine but much the same. I put a few folders onto a flash drive and tried a few songs. But there was a 10 second lag between words on screen and music. Should I not be using folders and just have all songs on the root drive?
This is all new to me as it's a Christmas present for the kids in my family.
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Hi Rusty, I'm a little late replying to this - please forgive me. I don't get to these forums nearly as much as I should.

If there's a 10-second gap then that almost certainly means that whichever program that you're using to play is chopping off the silence at the start of the music.

With CD+G (karaoke) discs there is an approx 10-second period of silence at the start of the music during which the title screen is displayed, if you're using a music player which jumps past any silence then that is your problem.

That 10-second silence is carried over to all current non-DVD karaoke; I riop a lot of karaoke from disc and post it here - it's what you willl find.

Personally when working I use VirtualDJ which will play almost anything that I can throw at it (including fmusic and graphics file sinside ZIP or RAR fiarchives); you can get it for free from their website, I paid $399 so that I'm legal when I'm working, at my home computer I use WinAmp with two accessories which:

1. Let me play CDG files which have exactly the same name as the mp3 file, in sync with that mp3 >>> in_cdda.dll (I think)​
2. Play ZIP files which contain an mp3 and a cdg file with exactly the same name >>> in_zip.dll​

If you have a further question for me here please let me know by PM so that I can get here and sort your amswer.

Cheers, BJ

Edited for spelling / punctuation
 
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BJ it's great to have you here with us, I'm a big fan of your uploads here and at KAT,
thanks for all the great quality uploads, and just for being awesome
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BJ it's great to have you here with us, I'm a big fan of your uploads here and at KAT,
thanks for all the great quality uploads, and just for being awesome.

I do what I can - on usenet I call it sharing the wealth, although I can't currently get there (will be sorted soon) - with torrents I'm not so sure id that's the correct phrase since there are those websites which delight in taking torrents posted freely and then removing the tags so that they can charge people for downloading them :(

Those people pirating us pirates are the reason that the tags on my cover and disc pictures have become larger and more difficult to remove recently; they're even removing the info^h^h^h^h Comments tags from pics, which most people don't even know about and many gfx prgs can't get to.
 
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I do what I can - on usenet I call it sharing the wealth, although I can't currently get there (will be sorted soon) - with torrents I'm not so sure id that's the correct phrase since there are those websites which delight in taking torrents posted freely and then removing the tags so that they can charge people for downloading them :(

Those people pirating us pirates are the reason that the tags on my cover and disc pictures have become larger and more difficult to remove recently; they're even removing the info^h^h^h^h Comments tags from pics, which most people don't even know about and many gfx prgs can't get to.
I too wanted to thank you. I have been following you for several years. I appreciate all your uploads.
 

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Please accept my apologies for having to delete my two most recent torrents and replace them with PROPER torrents.

A number of the track shad been badly ripped and I have now replaced them.

If you haven't seen them as yet, they are:

1. The new Mr Entertainer Chart Hits Update for Spring 2020 MRH20sp

2. New Zoom Pop Chart Pics for 2020 part 2 ZPCP2020-2

Moral to be taken from this; don't do other things when you're ripping

I thought that my new i7 computer with 32GB would make me invincible - but it turned out that I couldn't rip CD graphics discs and convert a couple of hundred AVI files to MP4 at the same time without problems.