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March 25, 2021

Silence detection in MP4 in Siglos Karaoke Professional

Filed under: Software — Tags: , , — Piotr @ 5:29 am

If you are running your show using CD+G songs, you should be familiar with silence detection, which allows to skip silence at the beginning and at the end of the song to make the show go smoother and faster. However you might not know that the same option is available for MP4 songs — you need to enable it in Settings / KJ.

Skip silence for all types of files in Siglos Karaoke Professional

Now Siglos will scan all video files are remove silence at the beginning and at the end.

Please remember that skipping instrumentals is only available for CD+G files.

March 24, 2021

Add Empty button in Siglos Karaoke Professional

Filed under: Software — Tags: , , , — Piotr @ 2:37 pm

When running a karaoke show sometimes you want to add a regular singer before he shows up and requests songs, just to reserve his place in the rotation. With Siglos Karaoke Professional you can do this using Add Empty button, which adds singer to the rotation and does not require any songs to be assigned to the singer.

Add empy in Add Singer window of Siglos Karaoke Professional

You may later assign songs to the singer by double-clicking her/his name in the Rotation list or by using Quick songs window.

March 23, 2021

Send message to host added to Siglos Karaoke Professional

Filed under: Software — Tags: , , , , — Piotr @ 5:42 am

Version 2.3.5.3 of Siglos Karaoke Professional adds one more option to remote interface. If you enable ‘Message host’ button, it opens the page that allow your customers to send you messages that appear in the remote queue among remote requests (messages are marked by different color).

Message host in Siglos Karaoke Professional

This may be used for ‘Remove me from the list’ or ‘Do you have song …’ messages that will allow to run your show more smoothly.

March 19, 2021

Improved CD+G Import in Karaoke Video Creator and Karaoke CD+G Creator software

Filed under: Software — Tags: , , , — Piotr @ 2:11 pm

Version 2.5.5.1 of Karaoke Video Creator and Karaoke CD+G Creator has improved algorithm for lyrics recognition in CD+G import module. With this version our karaoke maker should get the lyrics almost 100% correct for most of the songs. Also it copes much better with CD+Gs that use fancy display modes (eg. from Karafun). We use advanced OCR (Optical character recognition, technology that convert graphics into text) algorithm to make editing CD+G easier and faster.

To import CD+G song select Import CD+G File command from File menu or click Import CD+G File button on the toolbar.

First you need to select file containing CD+G songs. Two file formats are supported — CDG BIN file. If you use CDG file, Karaoke Video Creator will automatically look for MP3 file of the same name and use it as a soundtrack.

If Insert ‘Clear Screen’ events automatically is checked, Karaoke Video Creator will detect when entire screen is erased in CD+G song and will insert ‘Clear Screen’ events at the same places in the imported song. This help to maintain the text flow for page-by-page songs (SoundChoice songs give very good results with this option enabled).

Import process takes a while (up to half a minute on a slower computer). Once it is completed you will see the imported lyrics in the lyrics editor. Please check for spelling mistakes, as some of the characters may be recognized incorrectly.

March 17, 2021

Moving image background added to karaoke converters

Filed under: Uncategorized — Piotr @ 12:05 pm

In version 2.1.12 of Power CD+G to MP4 Karaoke Converter and Power CD+G to Video Karaoke Converter we have introduced animated video backgrounds. Whenever the converter detects that background image file is at least twice as long as is it tall, an animated mode will be enabled and the image will be smoothly panned behind the lyrics. We have also added over a dozen images that use this mode.

Karaoke Video Converter animated background

March 16, 2021

Video and MP3 Converter with better background video support

Filed under: Software — Tags: , , , — Piotr @ 9:51 am

We have updated Power CD+G to Video Karaoke Converter and Power CD+G to MP4 Karaoke Converter to version 2.1.11 with optimized algorithm for background video rendering. As a result new version should smoothly convert videos with HD/1080p backgrounds.

March 15, 2021

Exact display time in Title/Credits image of Karaoke CD+G Creator

Filed under: Software — Tags: , , — Piotr @ 4:47 am

Version 2.5.4.2 of Karaoke CD+G Creator adds a way to precisely synchronize Title and Credits images. This feature was available before, but did not work as expected.

To set the exact time the image should be displayed you need to open Title or Credits image properties from CD+G Settings or Create CD+G File windows and set appropriate values in Synchronization settings.

Karaoke CD+G Creator Display Image settings

March 12, 2021

New file formats support in Karaoke Converters

Filed under: Software — Tags: , — Piotr @ 4:04 am

Starting from version 2.1.10 Power CD+G to Video Karaoke Converter and Power CD+G to MP4 Karaoke Converter can use MP4 and MKV files as video backgrounds. This works in addition to still backgrounds. AVI video files had already been supported.

March 10, 2021

Improved YouTube playback in Siglos 2.3.5.1

Filed under: Uncategorized — Piotr @ 7:46 am

Version 2.3.5.1 of Siglos Karaoke Player/Recorder and Siglos Karaoke Professional brings updated YouTube playback. We have added technology that allows direct playback of YouTube videos within Siglos without the need of downloading them. You may also use key and tempo change with YouTube now!

Play from YouTube in Siglos Karaoke Player

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