KaraokeAnywhere

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kJams works with Karaoke Anywhere

You can rip your songs from your discs, then export them in a "Karaoke Anywhere" compatible format. Note it only works with Zipped MP3+G files, not with movies or other audio/video formats.

  1. if you have not already, install the LAME MP3 Encoder, then restart kJams
  2. go to preferences->Importing, set your "Audio Encoder" to "LAME" (preset: "Best")
  3. Check the "Zip files when ripping" and "Create Playlists of Imported Songs" preferences
  4. Go to the "Exporting" pref panel
  5. Set "Export name template" to "R-S-L"
  6. Go to the "Tags" pref panel
  7. Set "Conform Names" to "R-S-L", make sure it is checked, and make sure "Update media meta tags" is checked
  8. if you have not ripped your discs yet or bought your songs
    1. rip all your discs!
    2. buy the songs you want!
  9. make a playlist of all the songs you want to export to KA
  10. Select that playlist, go File->Export->Entire Playlist: All Files...
  11. Pick "Flat", if it tells you that you could overwrite files, pick "I Know"
  12. go to the Desktop, pick "new folder", give it a name like "KA exports", press "Choose"
  13. delete that playlist (you no longer need it)
  14. go File->Add to library
  15. select that folder you just exported, click "Choose"
  16. when it asks "move or reference" hold the OPTION / ALT key and click "Reference" (you'll hear a beep)
  17. There will be a new playlist that has just re-imported your songs, select it
  18. Show the "Format" sort-column, then sort by it (Learn how to hide/show Sort Columns)
  19. Select all the songs that are not MP3 (eg: AAC)
  20. Advanced->Convert Selection to: "LAME MP3: Best", and wait for the activities to complete
  21. Show the "File: Zip" sort column and sort by it, then hide the "Format" sort-column
  22. select any songs that do NOT have an entry under the "File: Zip" column (blank entry)
  23. Advanced->Convert Selection to: "LAME MP3: Best", and wait for the activities to complete
  24. any songs that still do not have an entry under the "File: Zip" column are not eligible to use with KA, you can remove them from the playlist. Let me know if you think something is wrong there (remember: no movies)
  25. Sort by "Song Name", then hide the "File: Zip" sort column
  26. Select all the songs
  27. Holding down the option (alt) key, pick "Advanced->Special->Push Meta Data" (you can also right click). You will hear a "BEEP" indicating kJams saw the option key. If you do NOT hear the "BEEP", make SURE you're holding the option key and do it again. Doing this ensures that "special characters" in the file names get properly encoded in a way that KaraokeAnywhere can read (as UTF8).
  28. File->Export->Entire Playlist: All Files
  29. Pick "Flat", if it tells you that you could overwrite files, pick "I Know"
  30. Create a new folder on the desktop
  31. Export to that folder
  32. Go back to prefs->Tags
  33. Set "Conform Song Names" back to "L-T-R-S", click OK
  34. Quit kJams
  35. run iTunes
  36. select your iOS device
  37. click the Apps tab
  38. scroll down, select "Karaoke Anywhere" or "Karaoke Pro"
  39. in the Finder, in that folder you created, select all the songs
  40. Drag them into the "Karaoke Anywhere Documents" or "Karaoke Pro Documents" panel in iTunes
  41. Sync!