KAR File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a KAR file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .KAR files.

What is a KAR file?

A .KAR file is a Karaoke MIDI file. Files that contain the .kar file extension are most commonly associated with Karaoke MIDI files. The KAR files contain song lyrics and data that is used to display the lyrics of a song in time with the music during a Karaoke session. Files with the .kar extension do not contain any actual audio data themselves.

The KAR file format was developed by the Tune 1000 Corporation, although the software company abandoned the file format later on. Even though Tune 1000 company no longer supports the KAR file format, KAR files are still commonly used in a variety of shareware Karaoke applications.

How to open KAR files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension KAR for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different KAR openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .KAR

While Karaoke MIDI is a popular type of KAR-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .KAR extension.

The KAR file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a KAR opener may not be able to open all kinds of KAR files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited KAR viewer.

PolyPlot card data

Through our analysis of KAR files, we know that one use of the format is PolyPlot card data. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different KAR openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of KAR files. Remember, different programs may use KAR files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
WinampWinampUser submitted
AIMP3AIMP3User submitted
jetAudiojetAudioUser submitted
vanBasco's Karaoke PlayervanBasco's Karaoke PlayerUser submitted
QuickTime AlternativeQuickTime AlternativeUser submitted
KaraFun PlayerKaraFun PlayerUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
KaraokeKaraokeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with KAR-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with KAR-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!