Convert karaoke to video (AVI)
With KaraFun Studio, you can convert your karaoke files into videos. This process requires some CPU resources and free disc space. Avoid lauching other programs at the same time, and be sure to have enough free disc space available on you hard drive: if you're working in uncompressed frames for example, output files will be high quality, but huge (several gigs).
There are several ways to open the "Convert karaoke to video (AVI)" window:
- from the karaoke library: right-click on a song,
- from the karaoke screen: right-click on the current karaoke or from the display menu,
- from the File, Export, AVI file menu in KaraFun Studio Editor.
- Output file: name of the destination file. By default, in the the same directory.
- Video format: size and number of frames by second
- Video compression: according to the video codecs installed on your PC. No compression = Uncompressed frames
- Audio compression: according to the audio codecs installed on your PC. No compression = PCM
- Audio format: Frequency, resolution and channel output type
- Display: select the modes and display options you want to put on your video: the training mode, the syncs and the start up info screen
- Audio tracks: select among the additionnal audio tracks available. These are best mixed as the main audio source. This is not necessary if all you want is a backing track.
What's the purpose?
There are many reasons to convert karaoke files into video files. One of the main reasons is to be able to play the video on a TV with a home player. But what kind of supports (CD or DVD) and video formats could it play? Is it a DVD, VCD, SVCD, DivX... player?
First of all, you must answer these two questions:
- Is the karaoke file you want to convert based on an Audio (MP3, OGG, WAV, AVI, Audio KFN...) or MIDI (KAR, MIDI KFN) music file?
- What kind of media (CD or DVD) and video formats can your home player read?
- To play video, you must have the proper video codecs. We advice you to install DivX 6 or Xvid or ffdshow video packs.
- The file size created on a FAT32 partition is limited to 2Go, so if you work in uncompressed frames and your AVI file reaches this limit, conversion will stop halfway. You will have to convert your FAT32 partition into NTFS...
- A DVD is not an AVI file! Creating a DVD is not easy: you must use DVD authoring software, create menus, respect the structure and the video format, etc.