Webcam Karaoke
March 10, 2011 5:05 AM   Subscribe

I would like to display Karaoke lyrics over a live webcam feed. This means I might need a skype (or equivalent) plugin that plays the music & lyrics, or find some karaoke software with the ability to display lyrics over a transparent background. (That is, to have windowless karaoke display, and run the webcam feed behind it. ) All the software (I can find) to play .CDG (karaoke lyric standard) files forces them to be played with an image background, or over a video file.

(I am using a PC to do this job, but do have access to Mac if necessary.)

The ability to display the karaoke lyrics over a webcam feed is the most important thing. My aim is to have the feed act as the 'background' to the karaoke lyrics, whether that happens using one program or two doesn't matter too much. I would ideally like to able able to record the webcam feed AND the lyrics into one final video file, but I assume this can be done with a video capture program anyway.

The closest option I have found so far is this plugin for winamp.

I can get a transparent background, but the plugin displays all lyrics simultaneously, not in a traditional karaoke fashion.

Winamp might be a desirable option. Build a plugin for the purpose perhaps? Hack an existent plugin?

Some other karaoke software I have tried (unsuccessfully):


Thanks in advance!
posted by 0bvious to Computers & Internet (1 answer total)
Response by poster: Any software that can do this job with closed captioning perhaps?
posted by 0bvious at 8:11 AM on March 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

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