Karaoke Player offers to convert any computer into a karaoke machine. The program won't win any awards for its design, but it functions as a very simple and fun way to sing songs.
The program's interface was easy to operate but disappointingly bland. We were able to navigate the karaoke machine with only a few keyboard commands, but its weak black-and-white design should better reflect the fun of singing karaoke. We liked being able to build our song catalog from previously downloaded files using only a few key strokes. The music was clear, but the quality depended on the source it was downloaded from. Some karaoke files were very digitized and unrealistic, and others sound like the real thing. The lyrics scrolled across the screen and stayed with the music perfectly. The entire package flowed well and was fun to sing along with, except there was no need for a microphone. The program didn't include any special features, but that didn't offend us. However, we would have liked a way to hook up our microphone to the computer and amplify our voice instead of singing a cappella. Overall, this was a fun program that could have had a more professional design.
Karaoke Player is a free program. It installs desktop icons without permission and leaves files behind after uninstall. This program was able to overcome its bland design by providing a fun setup that we recommend.