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Playing a Karaoke DVD

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I have a strange kind of Karaoke DVD containing a MIDI0 folder and a standard VIDEO_TS folder. It wouldn't play on my PC and I cannot find any software that does. In fact, I could not find anyone who could tell me how to play that DVD anywhere. Do you know what it is?
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by:cl3012
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Are you sure your disc is a DVD?  It seems that with a MIDI0 folder, the format is more likely MIDI/KAR.  There is a freeware player you can try here: http://www.ryerson.ca/~sgray/

It doesn't support DVD, but it works for many other formats of Karaoke discs.
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by:Peteris_BB
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Well, the disk has the DVD Karaoke logo printed on it. It is DVD media. It has the VIDEO_TS folder and all Windows-based DVD playing programs do recognize it as a DVD disk. But only the video part can be actually played with no sound, no karaoke subtitles. The MIDI0 folder contains three files: FLAGS.DAT, INFOSONG.DAT and MUT02510.DAT. They do not seem to be openable in any software. I've tried Windows Media Player 9, RealOne, WinDVD, WinAmp, SJGPlay (the above suggested) and a few others.

Any other suggestions?
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by:cl3012
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Hmm, it looks like you have a "MIDI-DVD" (or "DVD-MIDI"?) for which I haven't seen any software players...  Was it meant for an actual karaoke system/player?

I did find something called Mimic Audition 2 which can play DVD Karaoke as well as support MIDI audio, so you could give that a try:

http://shareit.com/product.html?productid=162512&languageid=1&backlink=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.audiotoolsdirect.com&affiliateid=70318
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by:Peteris_BB
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Nope. This player does not work either.

In fact, I searched the Web and found some hardware DVD players which support this DVD-MIDI or whatever format and I guess the disk (2500+ karaoke songs included!!!) was originally included with one of systems like that. Most of other karaoke DVDs have their MIDI soundtracks converted to PCM or MP2 to provide compatibility but this one has not. And the "alleged" MIDI tracks do not open in any software I've tried so far.

Shame, isn't it?
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by:cl3012
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That it is..  Unfortunately I think I'm tapped for ideas.  Anyone else?
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by:cl3012
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Have you had any further luck with this?  I would conclude that the answer is, although not what you had hoped for, that your DVD requires particular [Karaoke] hardware to view/play.
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Well... that seems to be the answer. Unfortunately.
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Peteris_BB -

Hello, if you could close this question (http:help.jsp#hi9), I would appreciate it.  Thanks!

cl3012
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by:carlosdg
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I think I have problem also related to Peteris, A DVD karaoke with 3 folders inside, Audio_TS, MIDI0 (flags, infosong, mxclip1 all are DAT extension files) and Video_TS. I cant play also on my PC. please help or advise. I saw on your website that you have solution, but nothing inside
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