Karaoke Lyrics Editor 1.3

An Editor for Karaoke Lyrics
Karaoke Lyrics Editor is a program which lets you edit and synchronize lyrics with karaoke songs in varions formats. Unlike just regular lyrics available everywhere, lyrics suitable for karaoke players need to have timing marks which tell the player when to show a specific line, and when and how highlight the words. For UltraStar format pitch also needs to be specified, so the player would know how a specific note should be sung. Unlike most lyrics editors for Linux, it is self-sufficient, and does not depend on KDE or external players. Karaoke Lyrics Editor is written for Linux, and uses Qt toolkit.

Karaoke Lyrics Editor is a free software released under GNU General Public License version 3.

Build from the source code

After unpacking it, please run "qmake" followed by "make" and "make install" commands.

This application depends on Qt development package and other development packages, including gcc and make. Please ensure those packages are installed. If you cannot find "qmake", you do not have Qt development package installed. Check your distribution, it may have names like "qt-devel", "qt4-devel", "qt4.5-devel", "qt-dev" and so on. If you're getting errors about missing Phonon headers, this would mean either your Qt version is less than 4.5, or that it was built without Phonon support. There should be no errors or warnings during build.

Once the application is installed, run it by invoking "karlyriceditor" from command line, or by using appropriate menu entry.
Karaoke Lyrics Editor is a free software released under GNU General Public License version 3.

Main features:

  • Full internationalization support. The editor has been extensively tested with Russian and Chinese languages, and should work with any other language supported by Qt. Exported lyrics are saved in UTF-8 encoding which supports virtually any language around. For imported lyrics the application lets you to choose the text encoding.
  • Supports most multimedia formats without being dependend on external player. The application is built using Phonon technology, and is able to play popular music formats, including MP3 and OGG.
  • Has extensive built-in help system and detailed online tutorial;
  • Supports creating lyrics in LRC (supported version 1 and 2) and UltraStar formats;
  • Supports import and export of lyrics in all supported formats (format-specific restrictions may apply);
  • Supports standard text editing features, including unlimited undo;
  • Supports adding and removing timing marks when the song is being played using mouse or a shortcut key;
  • Supports placeholders the cursor will stop on while inserting timing marks;
  • Flexible configuration of cursor movement when timing marks are inserted. The cursor could move to next word or end of line before moving to the next line;
  • Provides extensive validator engine which detects most common formatting errors in the lyric file;
  • Provides a preview window where the lyrics can be tested.
  • Allows editing format-specific tags, and properly exports them.

last updated on:
February 2nd, 2012, 9:59 GMT
license type:
GPL v3 
developed by:
Georgy Yunaev
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Karaoke Lyrics Editor
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What's New in This Release:
  • The audio player has been switched to FFMpeg/SDL instead of the incredibly buggy and unreliable Phonon.
  • There is improved export in CD+G format with a preview dialog and easily configurable options.
  • Improved the CD+G tester.
  • There is support for the video and image backgrounds; any lyrics can use multiple backgrounds.
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