Files with kar extension can be typically encountered as variant of MIDI files with lyrics for various karaoke media players.

There is one other file type using
the KAR file extension!

empty icon.kar - Keep-It archive

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Software that open kar file

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KAR file extension - MIDI Karaoke song

What is kar file? How to open kar files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

File extension kar is frequently used for audio files that contain Karaoke Music and lyrics. MIDI-Karaoke files are an "unofficial" extension of MIDI files, used to add synchronized lyrics to standard MIDI files.

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Updated: August 9, 2023

The default software associated to open kar file:

vanBasco's Karaoke Player picture or screenshot

VanBasco Software logovanBasco's Karaoke Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VanBasco Software

vanBasco's Karaoke Player plays MIDI Karaoke files. Lyrics can be displayed in full-screen.

Help how to open:

Many media players with karaoke support can read and playback .kar files.

How to convert:

Export is typically possible to MIDI, but the lyrics can be exported as texts.

Find conversions from kar file:

kar to band

kar to xkr

File identification strings:

HEX code: 4D 54 68 64 00 00 00 06 00 01 00
ASCII code: MThd

List of software applications associated to the .kar file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open kar file, edit kar file, convert kar file, view kar file, play kar file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Software that open kar file - MIDI Karaoke song

Programs supporting the exension kar on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open kar file action.

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