PCDJ Karaoki Support PageReleased March 8th 2013
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If Karaoki will not open after installing update please use the new file manager feature to reset:
1. Click on start->all programs->PCDJ KaraokI-> file manager
2. Click the “fix” button.
3. Then click the “Reset”" button
Please copy your license code from the original purchase email you received when you purchased and select “paste” on the activation screen. YOU MUST DELETE ANY DASHES.
If you are going to type the code in manually please make sure that you enter in the code with your caps lock turned on and omit the dashes.
If you lost your Activation code Contact Support Here
Do not call Technical Support for an activation code as we do not give out licensing information over the phone. This is for the protection of the original license holder.
If you receive a “powerplaycdg.ocx failed to register” or “cdgsource.ax failed to register”, the solution is to download and install this Patch. Then restart your computer and try Karaoki again.
If the patch fails to correct the issue please go to the control panel’s “uninstall programs” section and uninstall the “Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime 2005” and then reinstall Karaoki. (The program installs this component but if an older version exists, it skips the step but may fail to register the ActiveX components. Uninstalling a previous version of the C++ 2005 runtimes will enable the program to install its own updated version and corrects the problem of ActiveX registration.)
Video playback of AVI, MP4 and other file formats are not officially supported but are possible as long as the proper codec pack is installed. We recommend the K-Lite Codec Pack
Manual (Choose Lanuage)
Karaoke Cloud Pro Support
Remote Request Terminal
This add on will allow users to log in requests using remote terminals. This free add on is not supported by PCDJ due to the complex nature of networking and is only recommended for skilled users. For more information and a discussion please see this thread on the PCDJ Message board.
Karaoki Quick Start Video
How To Ripp Karaoke CDG with Audiograbber
How To display the second Karaoke Lyrics window to your second monitor or TV.
Skipping, Stuttering, Audio Drop Outs and other Performance Issues in Stand Alone Mode
Try increasing the Audio Buffer Size in options->configuration->stand alone audio section.
IF YOU YOU STILL HAVE ISSUES:
Please see this page for more information on preparing your machine for pro audio use: System Optimization For PCDJ Software
Build # 0.7.4777 March 8, 2013
Maintenance Release – KCP Performance Tweaks
Build # 0.7.4764 Jan 16, 2013
Fixed: possible time out issue when downloading files from Karaoke Cloud Pro
Build # 0.7.4695 Nov 8, 2012
Fixed: Karaoki displaying Purchase/Preview track when not in the ‘S-A-T’ or ‘Karaoke Locker case(s), clicking Purchase or Preview caused exception.
Build # 0.7.4680 Oct 24, 2012
Fixed: Exception when using the ‘Auto Karaoke’ option with ‘Fixed’ rotation.
Added: Prompt to rebuild ‘Karaoke Cloud Pro’ Case after changing download save folder.
Added: code to check that only one instance of a track is in the ‘Karaoke Cloud Pro’ streaming list at a time.
Added: Option to clear ‘Karaoke Cloud Pro’ streaming queue, this is only displayed when there are tracks in the queue.
Added: Prompt to “Resume previous ‘Karaoke Cloud Pro’ Track retrieval session?”
Added: option (on ‘Rotation Options’ Page) to hide song name on ‘Screen2′
Build # 0.7.4661 Oct 9, 2012
Added;Karaoki Cloud Pro integration (LEARN MORE)
Added; New Case ‘Tree’ Grouping
Added; True Rotation and Solo-Singer Modes
Added; Automatic Capitalization of the Singers name
Added; Support for CD+G disk playback when using the ‘Karaoke for DirectX’ codec (32bit windows only)
Added; The ability to change the singers list color on screen 2
Changed; Faster Case scanning
Changed; New de-multiplexer with singer coach control.
Added; The column positions are saved on exit on the main screen
Added; BGM now has ‘Pause and load next track’ option
Build # 0.6.4604 Aug 9, 2012
Added; Trap for ‘#’ in user track purchase data.
Changed; URL for Karaoke Locker purchases
Build # 0.6.4435 Feb 22nd, 2012
Updated; Security system.
Fixed; possible error during case refresh.
Fixed; added error trap for exception (16245)
Fixed; BGM playing track twice when track ‘Dropped’ into BGM Player
Fixed; Added error trap for Macromedia flash object.
Added; ‘Utilities’ menu item to Options menu
Added; ‘Backup & Restore’ functions to ‘Utilities’ menu
Added; BGM ‘Search Saved Cases’ option to search options screen (Stand Alone mode only).
Added; ‘Duo / Solo Artist’ mode to ‘rotation options’ screen, when using this mode the singer column on the rotation list is disabled and the ‘singer name’ dialogs are disabled.
Added; ‘Locked’ Mode – this mode starts Karaoki with the Min, Max, Exit and options buttons hidden, to start Karaoki in this mode use the ‘/lock’ command line switch.
Added; ‘Ctrl + Shift + Q’ to exit.
Added; ‘Ctrl + Shift + O’ to hide Min, Max, Exit and options buttons.
Added; ‘Ctrl + Shift + P’ to restore Min, Max, Exit and options buttons.
Change; default skin & New logo
Change; moved ‘Check for updates’ on to ‘Utilities’ menu
*Fixed: Purchase problems with Karaoke locker and Select-A-Track Stores
Build # 0.6.4311 Nov 1st, 2011
Fixed; Some users reported that GUI would freeze when mouse button held down
on the Search, Case, Singer and BGM lists.
Added; ‘Automatic’ installer after update download.
Change; ‘Check for updates’ screen now also shows current full release build
when using Beta builds.
Added; Purchases’ case now displays Genre
Fixed; cosmetic bug when using windows @ 120 dpi, the buttons on the console
were not visible until the screen was resized.
Added; Purchase Download Queue Manager
Added; ‘Verbose’ logging option to Console, when active logging done to
Console and log file.
Added; Console now resizable.
Added; ‘multi-select’ tracks on singer history screen.
Added; ‘Exit’, ‘Max’ and ‘Min’ buttons now dynamically resize with main
Added; ‘Ctrl+V’ paste into search text box, this works from anywhere on the
Added; On song purchase screen, If country is US the County/State text box
is replaces by state dropdown list.
Change; On song purchase screen, when saving user data the user is now asked
if the card details are to be saved.
Change; Disable drop in ‘Select-a-Track’ and ‘Karaoke Locker’ cases.
Change; ?S-A-T? and ?Karaoke Locker? price now stored locally and updated
from server whenever possible.
Change; Splash Screen no longer has a transparent background and also now
displays the build number.
Build # 0.6.4255 Aug 15th, 2011
Direct Access to Select-A-Track Karaoke Library Store
Added “Drunk Lock” Feature
Minor Bug Fixes and PerformanceEnhancements
Build # 0.6.4171 June 3 2011
Update; upgraded Audio/Video Engine
Fixed; Sound card front/rear etc. speaker assignment not working
Fixed; ‘Track already loaded’ message now removed when ‘Disable warning message’ option set.
Added; ‘Lower Search Priority’ option to configuration screen, when set this option lowers the search thread priority to prevent screen freeze on some systems.
Added; Option to rescan tracks ‘Naming Convention/ID3 tags’ using ‘Selected Only’ option.
Added; delete selected tracks from case using either the menu option or the ‘Del’ key
Added; Scroll up/down Track lists using up/down keys, Enter will load selected track
Added; ‘Write ID3′ tag button on ‘Edit Track’ form, writes ID3V1 tag after editing db Data.
Change; Security update and ‘used all licenses message’ updated.
Change; Singer screen and preview screen text formatting in preparation for new features.
Build # 0.6.4099 Mar 24 2011
Integrated Karaokelocker.com into GUI
Various Bug Fixes
Build # 0.6.4071 Mar 4 2011
Integrated New Activation Security
Support for RED Mobile 2.0
Fixed BGM Bug
Added New Skin
Build # 0.6.4031 January 19 2011
New security to fix possible reactivation with uniloc
New Integrated Karaoke Locker.com store
Improved Fill-Music Player (BGM)
Multi file drop (From Explorer) in main case and rotation lists.
“Mark Track In Player As Bad” Function added.
Adjustable “End Silence Detection Time”
More naming conventions supported
More ‘Control-Key’ keyboard shortcuts/Foot Pedal functions added
Build # 0.6.3819 June 03 2010
Improved; case loading and searching for large cases.
Added; Search Cancel, to cancel search click on the search box when searching.
Added; Video playback Support (stand-alone mode only)
Added; DiskID columns in case and search lists.
Added; Search by DiskID.
Added; Upgraded Audio Engine (stand-alone mode only)
Added; Auto Play (Auto Karaoke)
Added; ‘New Show’ option on rotation menu, this clears the rotation, history and singer lists but not singer database.
Added; Instant songs sung review, clicking on the player song shows a list of all songs that have been loaded into the player for the current session.
Added; ‘Times Up’ counter to the singer Db.
Added; code to give Karaoke Graphics greater priority when case loading or searching.
Added; Option the play Video in its original Aspect Ratio.
Added; user audio buffer adjustment in ‘Stand-Alone’ mode.
Added; Scan File options now has a “Select all” button in the video box.
Added; Dpi Awareness, Karaoki now detects screen Dpi and auto-scales screens and fonts.
Added; New naming convention for chartbuster CDG disks.
Change; BGM, when highlighting a track it is played next, previous versions played next track in the case.
Change; “View Tag” list option no longer shows with Video files as video files do not use ID3 Tags.
Changed; Small Skin Changes.
Changed; Column configuration data now stored in XML file.
Fixed; several Small bugs when using large single case.
Fixed; unable to remove singer from singer database.
Fixed; Invalid Zip message when using SFX zip files
Fixed; “Conversion from string “x/x/2010 12:00:00:AM” ‘Date’ is not valid” crash.
This should also fix “Invalid Singer Data” error.
Fixed; added trap for values > 100% in progress bars
Fixed; removed old code that causes Karaoke Graphics to stutter on some machines when code loaded.
Fixed; Small bug in edit file screen naming convention
Fixed; Crash when searching BGM
Fixed; Video files now displayed in file browser (Explorer) on ‘Add Track’ and ‘Edit Track’ screens, ‘Link File’ button now displayed “Show in Explorer”.
Additional Release Notes for Build # 0.6.3796
1) Karaoki now can play video in the karaoke deck, however Karaoki doesn’t install any video codecs,
if video playback is required you MUST install the video codecs yourself.
We have had good results using the free ffdshow codecs, but they can be time consuming setting them up correctly
and if using win7 you will also need the Win7DSFilterTweeaker_3.2.exe program to disable win7s default codecs as
these do not work well with Karaoki.
If the codecs are not installed correctly or missing Karaoki WILL crash when you try to play a video format that
has not got a correctly functioning codec.
The installation of codecs is outside the scope of this document, information must be obtained from the codec vendor.
2) Improved case loading and search speed.
Case file format has now changed to enable faster searching,
Karaoki will automatically import old style cases, however cases must be opened once before they can be searched.
Searches should be approx. 20 times quicker.
3) SFX ZIP now supported.
4) DiskID column added to cases.s.
Build # 0.5.3674 Feb 01 2010
*Fixed; Not reading some ID3v1.1 tags.
*Added; ID3 tag viewer to all song lists. Either double click or menu item.
* Fixed; Singer Database Screen – Clicking anywhere in the song list box enables the button with or without tracks visible.
*Fixed; Singer Database Screen – If no song selected and you press either Key button when no track was selected the Program would show an error and then close.
*Fixed; Singer Database Screen – Add a new singer to the list, and it doesnít appear to be selectable from the list when you drag a song into the singer rotation list.
*Fixed; Singer Database Screen – not always unlocking singer drop-down list.
*Fixed; Drag ‘n’ Drop from the main case into karaoke player was displaying incorrect song data in title bar.
*Added; Singer Database screen – Songs may now be dragged from the main screen Songlist, Searchlist or Singer Rotation onto a singerís songlist on the singer database.
*Added; Menu option to remove dead links.
*Added; Genre search can now be enabled/disabled using the option on the config menu.
*Added; support for “Stereo tools” VST to enable playback of multiplexed CDG disks in “Stand-Alone” Mode.
*Changed; Backspace now removes last character in search field, earlier builds cleared search, Del now clears the search.
*Changed; Search moved from main program to a background thread, Reason for change:- faster searches.
*Changed; Case loading moved from main program to a background thread, Reason for change:- faster case loading.
*Changed; Case “search for missing files” moved to separate background thread, this now happens after case loading thread has completed. Reason for change:- faster case loading.
*Changed; Config buttons now show Blue when option set.
*Changed; Default menu color is now Orange as blue is hard to read on some screens.
*Fixed; Key not being reset on loading track if new tracks key is ’0.00′
*Function Change; When first installed, Now deck is 2 set as default (Was Deck 3) to aid Red Mobile users when in Plug-in mode.
*Added; Singer info database, accessed either by the button on main screen or by clicking on the singers name on the rotation, history or history review lists.
*Added; ‘In case’ columns to Rotation
*Function Change; Text size and config screen now accessed via menus on config button
*Fixed; Zip files will not open if .Zip Extension in uppercase
*Fixed; Zip only able to open file once if the zip contents attributes are set to read-only.
*Fixed; BGM Crash if shuffle clicked when BGM case empty.
*Added; Search Filename option, added extra column to main and search lists to show results, also added ‘Show/Hide’ options for the new columns.
*Added; configurable Auto Cue when in “Stand-Alone” Mode.
*Added; BGM now can support more than one case, use ‘Save Background Music Case as…’ and ‘Load Background Music Case’ options in the BGM Menu.
*Added; Ctrl-Key commands.
*Fixed; KJ’s Monitor Ticker running off RH side of screen when using Vista or Win 7.
*Added; BGM case remembers track order after shuffle.
*Added; BGM and Karaoke Cases now have Drag ‘n’ Drop track re-ordering.
*Fixed; Autofade not working correctly when in plug-in mode.
*Fixed; Possible coms buffer overflow when in plug-in mode.
*Fixed; Adding tracks to Karaoki without creating a case would cause Unhandled exception, User now prompted to create case after adding tracks if no case available.
*Fixed; Case loading progress bar showing when case empty.
*Fixed; some text on the config screen was displayed black when using Vista or Win7. Improved; Background Music player now re-scales when the main form is re-sized.
*Fixed; PCDJ Logo would turn red when mouse over and blue when clicked.
*Function Change; Load button now loads the current selected song when right clicked or shows the file browser when left clicked.
*Improved; Drag ‘n’ Drop anywhere on the Karaoke player to load track, On older version you had to drop on the play button.
*Improved; BGM Player silence detector now also detects the start and end silence on karaoke tracks and fades accordingly.
Build # 0.5.3587 Oct 27 2009
*Fixed; unzipped file not being deleated after tag being read.
*Function Change: Cue button now stops the player if no cue point is set.
*Fixed; Restore Size after minimized not correct
*Fixed; Minor Bug fix in trim function.
*Improved performance on lower spec hardware when in stand-alone mode.
*Added; VU meter refresh rate switch option (use lower refresh rate on lower spec CPU’s)
*Fixed; Minor bug on Music player menu (Item incorrect)
*Disabled; “Hide DJ App” button when in Stand-Alone mode
*Fixed; Minor Bug fixes in trim function.
*Added; Added Artist and track name Trim Function
*Fixed; Minor Bug fixes (Background Music Player)
*Added; Background music case and player
*Fixed; Minor bug fixes (new Audio Engine)
*Added; Audio Engine for stand alone mode
*Added; Start-up mode selection
*Added; New ZIP Engine.
*Added; configurable menu colors.
*Improved; case loading speed, Case now loading in background, case can now be changed while still loading, also option added to hide or show case list when loading case, Hiding the case increases the loading speed.
*New; trackbar and vu meter added.
*Added; “Are You Sure You Want To Stop The Current Song” warning when song playing and option to disable warning.
*Added; Review history button, to allow the user to review previous histories and load previously sung songs into the rotation list without overwriting current history.
*Added; Drag ‘n’ Drop loading and Rotation re-ordering.
*Removed; Add Track To Rotation and Move Track Options from menus as now redundant due to Drag & Drop being added.
*Fixed; issue changing key from menus.
*Fixed; reset key when loading audio.
*Added; Edit Singer option to the rotation list.
*Added; ‘Load Audio only tracks only into any player’ commands.
*Added; Audio only tracks now show Yellow in singer rotation.
Build # 0.5.3510.33875 Aug 12th 2009
*Fixed 32,767 Songs per case bug
*Added option to run Karaoki as a high priority application
*Added option to extract tags from only unzipped files
Build # 0.5.3506.21322 Aug 4th 2009
*New Uniloc Security.
*Now compatible with Vista 64 bit OS
*Added Pause on load next singer.
*Added Show CDG graphics when paused.
*Added Comms sync timeout timer and missing Comms frame insert.
*Added singer history cache.
*Improved Autoplay when using Red Mobile
*Added ‘Limit Singers shown on screen’.
*Added Singer-Song and key History.
*Fixed Minimized on Exit bug.
*Added new naming convention to list.
*Added Backspace now clears search field.
Build # 0.5.3462 June 25 2009
*Fixed Activation Bug
Build # 0.5.3454a June 23 2009
*Added new nameing convention to list.
*Added Backspace now clears search field.
*Fixed case not always saved after scan using Nameing convention.
*Improved Zip file support, Fixed bug when zip contents name doesnít match the zip name.
*Added user configurable Key / Tempo control.