KAR File

What are KAR files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a KAR file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a KAR file?

KAR files have multiple uses, and Karaoke MIDI is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

Karaoke MIDI

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

Important: Different programs may use files with the KAR file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your KAR file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: November 30, 2022

More file formats using the KAR extension

Through our research of KAR files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • PolyPlot Card Data

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

WinampWinampVerified
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
vanBasco's Karaoke PlayervanBasco's Karaoke PlayerUser submitted
QuickTime AlternativeQuickTime AlternativeUser submitted
KaraFunKaraFunUser submitted
KaraokeKaraokeUser submitted
Storm CodecStorm CodecUser submitted
QT LiteQT LiteUser submitted
Siglos Karaoke Player/RecorderSiglos Karaoke Player/RecorderUser submitted
Siglos Karaoke ProfessionalSiglos Karaoke ProfessionalUser submitted

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