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Jan Newmarch, Linux Sound Programming, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2496-0_33

Decoding the DKD Files on the Sonken Karaoke DVD

Jan Newmarch

(1)Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia

This chapter is about getting the information off my Sonken karaoke DVD so that I can start writing programs to play the songs. It is not directly involved in playing sound under Linux and can be skipped.


I have two karaoke players, a Sonken MD-388 and a Malata MDVD-6619 . Between the two of them, they have all the features I think I need from karaoke players, including the following:

  • Selecting and playing tunes (of course!)

  • A huge range of both Chinese and English-language songs (my wife is Chinese, and I am English)

  • Both Mandarin and PinYin shown for the ...

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