Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Raise your glasses and voices! A Karaoke lyrics scroller in JavaScript

One of the things that fascinates me lately is the interaction of JavaScript and Flash and how you can make content available in HTML that normally would get buried deep inside a Flash movie. The most pressing matter to fix is how to caption online video in an accessible manner and we’ll have a go at this at Scripting Enabled next week.

Meanwhile it is pretty cool to see in what roundabout ways people come up with really cool solutions that point very much in the right direction. Thai from Thailand (no, I did not make this up) has created a Karaoke lyrics scroller using Scott Schiller’s SoundManager2 and lyrics in the StepMania format.

Get into the groove and try it out yourself.

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 3:49 pm
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This is the KILLER APP we’ve all been waiting for. RIA is born today!

Comment by bshenanigan — September 9, 2008

we need to this to work on the iphone ASAP!!! this is the next million dollar app.

Comment by Zsolt — September 10, 2008

I can’t stop singing :) great app.

Comment by Alex — September 10, 2008

It won’t work, since iphone doesn’t support flash

Comment by rizqi — September 10, 2008

All this needs is flash tags.

Comment by creppie — September 10, 2008

Very funny idea :)

Comment by webflake — September 11, 2008

Nice! It looks pretty cool.

I wrote my own three years ago:
http://sk89q.therisenrealm.com/2008/09/javascript-karaoke-lyrics-player/
Not as cool looking though.

Comment by sk89q — October 1, 2008

Great idea and even better implementation! sk89g’s is nice as well. Give it a try. Em, the iPhone 3G supports Flash, doesn’t it?

Comment by Billigfluege — November 27, 2008

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