vanBasco Karaoke Player 2.53

Customizable freeware music software supporting several formats

  • Vote:
    7.3 (264)
  • Category:

    Players

  • Version:

    2.53

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows 95

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

VanBasco Karaoke Player is free software that plays music files, displays the lyrics of the songs, and allows full customization for at-home karaoke sing-along entertainment.

Pros of VanBasco Karaoke Player

  • Plays multiple file types - Music files that are saved in both "karaoke" format (.kar) as well as basic MIDI format (.midi, .mid, and .rmi) files can be played with this software.
  • Various controls for a customized experience - Users can adjust various aspects of the music being played so it suits singers of all types, ability levels, and ranges. Available adjustments include tempo (speed) of the music, as well as key and volume.
  • Single or multiple-instrument muting - Turn off or on certain instruments within the music being played to create custom sounds and results, and to make singing along easier.
  • Real-time interface window with adjustable settings - The easy-to-read karaoke window displays all kinds of useful information and can be customized with both technical adjustments and available "skins" for different looks. Set the font, number of lines of lyrics shown, background image, and size of the display window to suit your needs. Download and apply various skins to update the appearance of the interface. "Piano view" even shows the notes on a keyboard layout, while "hints" can be turned on during songs to help singers along.
  • Choice of languages - Display lyrics and instructions in a variety of languages, regardless of the original language setting of the computer and operating system running the software.
  • Create quick, simple playlists - Create a playlist from multiple songs by simply dragging and dropping the file names into the desired order. Browse quickly to desired files on the computer or in the database with a few easy menu clicks.
  • Efficient operation and integration - VanBasco Karaoke Player is compatible with most versions of Windows and is also available in a Mac version. The software uses a very small amount of computer memory, minimizing crashes and delays while running.
  • Genuine freeware - Unlike similar software that is advertised as free, this program requires no upgrades and has no trial period or expiration date. It is also free from advertisements and pop-ups.

Cons of VanBasco Karaoke Player

  • Some compatibility limitations - Earlier versions of the software experienced compatibility issues with some audio software built into Windows XP and 2000; users may experience issues running the program until the newer version is installed. Some issues also may arise during installation with Windows 7; while the program is compatible with 7, it may need special steps to be taken during installation that may cause confusion and delays for some users.
  • Fewer compatible file types than comparable software - While Karaoke Player is compatible with MIDI and Karaoke music files, it is limited to those file types only, resulting in a pool of available music that's smaller and less contemporary than many users may wish.

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