KAR File Type

- The quick facts

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?

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

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: January 5, 2022

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. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

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 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.

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!