Originally Posted by dannieboiz
What's your budget for everything? I build my HTPC for karaoke, but I also have a dedicated karaoke system that's connected with the HTPC.
The HTPC stores my hundreds of DVD and VCD karaoke disc that I ripped onto 800gb of HD. I label each disc title with a number in front of the title 1. U-Sing Along Vol. 1, 2. U-Sing Along Vol. 2. etc, etc...
in an Excel spreadsheet put song title, disc #, disc, disc title & track #. (very time consuming)
this way u can look up a song title and navigate quickly to the disc you wanna song straight to the track.
I use my HT with a Denon AVR-3803 in 5 channel stereo to get even audio in all 5 of my surrounds to play the audio coming from the HTPC or DVD source. (NO VOCAL IS REPRODUCED HERE)
For Vocals, I used a Vocopro FX4050 Mixer/Amplifier, Vocopro SV-10 and a pair of Shure Wireless SM58 microphones. This setup is strictly for vocal only.
Shure makes the SM58 mics in the wired version for someting like 60-80 bucks, one of the best mics out there. the wireless goes for 350-400 each.
You will never get the vocals you need for karaoke out of regular home speakers. You'll blow the tweeter in a few months.
So your HTPC for Karaoke plays .dat (VCD)...what program do you use? Well, I dont mind the time put into organizing it...I just need it to work. It seems like you spend thousands on this setup...I really dont need it that fancy. I will probably get that SM58 wired mic since you said its a great mic and its within my budget...i can go around $100 or so for mic (was hoping wireless).
I just thinking of just a very plain and simple setup...
-Have a software to play those karaoke videos (in dvd, vcd, mpg, etc...)
-Got a X-fi Fatality (got it cause of the front panel and was only like $110)
-Run the audio from the sound card to my DVD player's AUX and use those 5.1 speakers...please let me know if there are better ways (hopefully i dont need to get a receiver)
-Plug in the mic in either the sound card or the Mic slot from my DVD player...
Will this setup work?
Thanks for the great info...I really appreciate it.