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What are KAR files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a KAR file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your KAR files.

What is a KAR file?

KAR files have multiple uses, and Karaoke MIDI is one of them. Read more about the other uses 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

We have identified two KAR openers that are compatible with this specific type of KAR file.

Programs that open Karaoke MIDI files


Last updated: December 21, 2023

All known file formats using extension .KAR

While Karaoke MIDI is a popular type of KAR-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .KAR file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

PolyPlot Card Data

We know that one KAR format is PolyPlot Card Data. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten 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.

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
Jet-AudioJet-AudioUser submitted
Siglos Karaoke Player/RecorderSiglos Karaoke Player/RecorderUser submitted

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