-drez01- wrote:I find this very interesting. I think you are right. This is actually something I know how to do, from working on dreamarena3.
I would like to help you with this. I have a few questions.
Are the video karaoke discs VCD’s or does segakara just play them as SFD movies?
If you could find me one of the video karaoke cdi’s or the files to download I could whip up a test for you fairly easily
-drez01- wrote:Are the video karaoke discs VCD’s or does segakara just play them as SFD movies?
Dreamcast Junkyard user comments wrote:Ricardo said...
OK, I couldn't help myself and got an image of the segakara disc!
Here's what I've found so far:
- The disc image I got support the VGA box.
- The program loads fine, but I can't use the Karaoke option from the main menu because it can't detect the add-on (which is expected, since I don't have one)...
- There are 123 background videos in .m1v format (MPEG-1, no audio, 256 x 176) on the root of the disc, providing about 4h14 of background and accounting for 602 MB of the 663 MB total content size.
- There is one .ASF file containing 401 .ADX files. I guess some of them are samples for reproducing midi files and/or other audio data, but most of them seem to be something else.
- Many other folders and files are for the Dream Passport 3.
- The SONGDATA folder contains 7 files:
- KYOKUKAN.DAT has some messages in Japanese ("thank you for buying this product", "you can already play 16000 songs and a hundred is added each month", "mind the volume to not bother the neighbors", etc.)
- Five other files with name M030000 and extensions: .A, .CMP, .STN, .TBG, .TRP. In total, they have 37.3 kB.
- SUPER.A, with 14.6 MB, is a song database. I wrote a small script to parse it, and it contains 15.751 song entries. For each song there is the title, singer, songwriter, composer, one line of the lyrics and more.
- There seems to be only one midi file in the disc: JINGURU.MID, with 90 KB, but it won't play with QuickTime or VLC, and when Windows Media Player plays it I hear only a brief chord.
So that's it, nothing exciting, really (but I had fun searching for many of the songs on YouTube)...
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