iStar v1.5.5
by Script Software
(Script Software Website)

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Operating System: Mac OS X
File Size: 2.5 MB
License: (All Shareware software)
License Conditions:

Registration: US$50.00

System Requirements:

Any Mac running OS X Panther (10.3) or higher

Last Updated: 2006-09-15
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Software Description

iStar is the premiere karaoke application for Mac OS X. With some great new features, all running with the added speed and reliability of Macintosh. iStar allows you to do karaoke on your Mac properly, grab some easy to find files off the net, and use them in iStar. Learn the lyrics and sing along with your favorite songs, iStar will soon become the most fun you have had on your Mac. Now features multiple file support and more.

New in v1.5.5

  • This releases addresses CD+G playback, in particular the text not staying in sync with the audio.

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kJams

Just saw your post and was wondering if DeusExMachina could help me with kJams. I am not a professional, just a hobbiest who is trying to set up a decent karaoke system for home and party use.

I just purchased 500gb of karaoke music and need to get it into kJams. I tried to add some songs from one folder into kJams by using the "add to library" command. Then I selected the April 2008 folder and the songs began importing. But after the import, most of the songs do not show up correctly in the library. Only a few of them correctly show the Song Name, Artist, Album information. The majority of them have all of the info in the song name. Which obviously makes sorting by song or artist impossible. Any thoughts on what's wrong with the song files or my settings in kJams?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Jim

Song Info

I had a similar issue. Fortunately, kjams has a neat feature that allows you to "reshuffle" the info contained in the track, so it displays as you prefer. Try right-clicking a track and selecting "Re-interpret names." Depending on how the track data is organized you may have more than a dozen options to tweak how the program reads the info. Fiddle around with the choices and you'll quickly find the one that suits you.

You may also select multiple tracks, but it's better to select multiples from the same album as different albums may sort their data differently and muddle your results.

Lastly, as this program is still in development, the feature is not perfect. However, I have found it to work in the vast majority of my imports. It's made a huge difference in my collection. Hope it helps!

karaoke hostess

i just got a macbook and i want to throw away everything i have and just take the laptop when i host a karaoke gig. what is the best software for the job? help!

karaoke on a mac

feel free to contact me by phone, 386-212-1106, but the only software that really works ok on a mac is kjams, i set these up for KJ's all the time. but if you have a new nac book (intel) you are much better off running Windows XP and using Sax and Dottys Show hoster! I am a mac man, so i hate recommending windows, but the truth is, it works best due to the lack of software for the mac! Istar is really bad, and kajams lacks development!
Hope this helps!
Alan

Karaoke on a Mac

I'm a mac person but use a pc laptop due to lack of karaoke software for macs. Also...ports on the new mac laptops are limited.
(I assume there are adapters to use a svideo connection?)

I just downloaded Kjams to try.

Here is what I use:

Sax & Dotty(winamp) and sometimes Virtual DJ.

I mainly use zip files to play karaoke at a show. (winzip or winrar)

I use MTU Microstudio to burn Karaoke discs to play if I got out and sing and a KJ only plays discs.

I use MP3+G TOOLZ (converts zip to bin...bin to zip, etc..)

With Sax & Dotty i use "Pacemaker" to change tempo, pitch, speed)

I also visit a karaoke room that uses MIRC client.

Are their mac versions of software for all of these programs?

What are you talking about?!?

"… the only software that really works ok on a mac is kjams, i set these up for KJ's all the time. but if you have a new nac book (intel) you are much better off running Windows XP and using Sax and Dottys Show hoster!"

First of all, Sax & Dotty's sucks. It is crapware, and a rip off. First it doesn't actually do anything. All the functionality is provided by FREE winamp plugins that you have to get to get S&D to work. S&D does NOT display CD+G lyrics, does not unarchive the files, nothing. This is all handled by other plug ins. As such actually paying for S&D is a rip off.

"I am a mac man, so i hate recommending windows, but the truth is, it works best due to the lack of software for the mac! Istar is really bad, and kajams lacks development!
Hope this helps!
Alan"

Second, what the heck do you mean that KJams "lacks development?!?" Dave Cotter (the developer) works on the program full time. He is contactable directly 7 days a week over e-mail or IM, and often responds with minutes. It already has FAR more features than S&D, and certainly more that iStar. Even though it is not even officially in beta, it is stable and feature rich. . Singers can enter songs for themselves via their iPhone or online via a laptop, can adjust their playback requirements, etc.. Playlists are handled automatically, CD+G is handled flawlessly, singers can have live video of themselves singing in the background behind the lyrics. There are a wealth of metadata editing tools, and hosts can place promo messages on screen live. I am a professional Karaoke host, and I use KJams. I am regularly called in to salvage nights where S&D has crashed and burned, and they need me to get in and keep the show running, because KJams just works. S&D is a freaking nightmare (let alone the issues mentioned above.)
Seriously, what are you talking about?

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