The file extension KAR is associated with a variety of Karaoke applications and Keep-It by Remember International Associates. KAR files created with Karaoke applications are considered to be an extension of standard MIDI files. Keep-It is a program that creates compressed archive KAR files.
If the KAR file extension is defined as a Karaoke file, the file is an audio file type that contains lyrics in text format and data associated with MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). MIDI is a communications protocol used in the music industry and is a language that is used to facilitate communications between electronic musical instruments and computers. The purpose of the KAR file is to playback the lyrics to a song which stored in MIDI format.
KAR files that are related to Keep-It are a compressive archive file type that can store a variety of different types of data in a compressed format. The Keep-It application provides a way to create a compressed archive as a folder for the purpose of file backup. The folder is created in Windows without having to learn how to use a new compressed archive interface.
How to Open KAR Files
Since the file extension KAR can be opened using multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. KAR files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open them.
If the KAR file extension is designed to be used with a Karaoke application and you are using Windows, you can open the file using Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6 which is available as a free download on the Winamp website. You can also open KAR files using Karaoke Player which is produced by vanBasco Software. Karaoke Player will play MIDI files and song lyrics and is available as a free download on the CNET website.
If you are using Mac OS X, you can open Karaoke KAR files using Music Man, which is an application that allows you to rip, burn, and play music. Music Man is available as a free download on the Mireth Technology and CNET websites. You can also use Band-in-a-Box which can be downloaded on the PG Music website. Band-in-a-Box is compatible with Mac OS X and the Windows operating system.
For the Linux operating system, you can open Karaoke KAR files using KMid, which is an open source KDE based MIDI player. KMid can be downloaded at no cost on the Wanadoo website.
If the file extension KAR is related to Keep-It and you are using Windows, you can open the file using the Keep-It compressed archive application which is available on the Keep-It website. You can also use Microsoft Windows Zip Utility which is typically included in newer versions of the Windows operating system.
If you are using Windows or Mac OS X, you can open KAR files using WinZip, which is a compression utility program available on the Corel website. Windows users should use the 16.5 version and Mac users can use the Mac Edition 2 version of WinZip. You can also use StuffIt Deluxe which is available in a Windows and Mac version on the Smith Micro website.