Connect without apps to phones and tablets
CAVS PlayCDG Online is a new professional karaoke program with a built-in web server. It is the latest of CAVS PlayCDG series and thanks to the server, it has the following advantages.
Customers can connect to the PlayCDG Online using any standard web browser. For example, a customer with an iPhone or iPad can connect using the Safari browser. A customer with Android phone or tablet can connect to the player using the Google Chrome. When connected, the customers can search, reserve, and play the songs in the PlayCDG Online.
Having a web server, the PlayCDG Online can simultaneously play and stream the audio video outputs. That is, it will play through TVs and speakers as before in traditional ways and at the same time stream the audio and video to the customers’ phones and tablets. The phones and tablets can then play the music and lyrics from their own screens and speakers becoming mini karaoke players you can carry to everywhere, i.e., upstairs, outdoors, pool decks, etc.
The PlayCDG Online can record each and every customer’s singing from the start to the end of a show. It would then automatically parse and upload the recording into the server for customer download. Imagine the customers’ delight when they can enjoy listening to their own singing instantly using their phones or tablets.
The PlayCDG Online also comes with subscriptions services from song suppliers, such as Party Tyme and Karaoke Cloud. Fully licensed, the songs will be updated automatically and daily making sure you have the newest and latest songs. The songs will play seamlessly together with your own collections.
- Built-in web server for easy connection to E-Songbook, phone, and tablet without Apps.
- Customer Interface with song selection, pitch & tempo control, and digital mixer control*
- Streaming of music and lyrics to play in all connected phones and tablets
- Subscription services for new songs with automatic and daily updates
- Record singings and listen instantly using phones or tablets.
- Support CD+G, MP3+G, ZIP, AVI, MP4, NCG, MCG, Super CD+G, and MIDI karaoke file formats.
- Extract CD, CD+G, Video CD, Super CD+G, and DVD discs.**
- Sync control, Pitch & Tempo controls, Voice cancel, Repeat, Preset, Rotation, Silence gap remover, Equalizer, Interlude, History, Message, Advertisement, etc.
- Customize background with photos, videos, and webcams.
- International song support.
- Reserve with presets and shuffle. * Optional CAVS DK3 Karaoke Mixer required.
** Optional disc drive required.
PlayCDG Online comes with comprehensive professional features following the tradition of PlayCDG program series. It has the basic functions such as Pitch control, Tempo control, Sync control, Pre amp, Silence gap remover, etc. It has also the advanced tools such as History, Announcement, Digital Mixer, International Interface, Advertisement, Bill acceptor, etc. It runs on Windows 10 64-bit OS or higher, 11th Gen i5 CPU or higher, and 16G RAM or more.
PlayCDG Online supports unlimited number of karaoke songs in CD+G, MP3+G, ZIP, AVI, MP4, and Super CD+G formats. It organizes the songs using a Playlist concept so that each song can be searched or played instantly and yet stored securely from accidental removal or overwrite. It also offers data encryption for added security and time lock for subscription management which can both be controlled remotely.
E-Songbook is a device such as a phone or a tablet that connects to a karaoke player to select, reserve, and play the songs. Until now however, the E-Songbook required an app to connect to a karaoke player. And since the app was hardware specific, a different karaoke player or a different phone or tablet required a different app. This complexity discouraged customers from using their phones and tablets and led to the karaoke hosts providing E-Songbooks that are pre-installed with apps.
The E-Songbooks were also prone to connection failure, delays, and incompatibility. The connection failure came from non-standard app designs. The delays came from increasing contents. The incompatibility came from exploding varieties of new phones and tablets in the market.
The built-in web server of the PlayCDG Online solves the problems above. The devices can now connect to the player using standardized web browsers such as Apple Safari, Google Chrome, or MS Edge. Apps are no longer required. The connection is built upon the worldwide TCP/IP standard protocol, is fast and efficient, and supports all models of phones and tablets.
The Customer Interface that appears when a phone or tablet connects to the PlayCDG Online is as follows.
It has the controls to search, reserve, play the songs, and also to change the pitch, tempo, and voice cancel. The controls are selectable in the privilege settings.
With the ease of connecting, there comes also the savings. The hosts no longer need to prepare the E-Songbooks. The customers can now use their phones or tablets with ease. The savings will continue as the hosts also do not need to replace the E-Songbooks that are dropped or drowned.
Through the option setting, PlayCDG Online also provides multiple privilege levels through which the customers can connect to the player. The lowest is to browse the song list but without the privilege to reserve or play the songs. The highest is to have all controls which is usually assigned to the hosts. All can connect to the player at the same time and enjoy the karaoke within their different privilege levels.
A karaoke player typically plays the audio and video through the HDMI, VGA, or RCA outputs of the player. The lyrics show on a TV and the music sounds through the speakers.
PlayCDG Online with a built-in web server however can stream the audio and video outputs at the same time as it plays. That is, it can stream the music and lyrics to the phones and tablets that are connected in a network. The phones and tablets will then play the music and lyrics using their own screens and speakers becoming mini portable karaoke players.
With streaming, the customers connected to PlayCDG Online are not tied to a center TV or a main stage. They are free to move around carrying the lyrics and music from their own phones and tablets. They can enjoy the karaoke anywhere, i.e., outdoor, pool side, on deck, etc.
PlayCDG Online also allows customer to connect using Internet rather than a local network. This enables the customers from far away locations to join together online, for example, families and friends who are apart across the states.
The PlayCDG Online can accommodate 10, 20, 30, or even 50 such customers connecting together online. Each customer will have the customer interface with controls, music, and lyrics. Together with a face to face meeting from a video service provider such as Zoom or Skype, everyone can enjoy the karaoke online, just like getting together in a local karaoke lounge.
You can sing solos, duets, quartets, or all together in online karaoke. The music and lyrics will stream directly from the PlayCDG Online. For a free trial, go to CAVSKaraoke.com.. You can join an open karaoke lounge or host your own online karaoke party.
The PlayCDG Online comes with subscription services from song suppliers, such as Party Tyme and Karaoke Cloud. Fully licensed, over 20,000 plus songs are updated automatically and daily making sure you have the newest and latest songs.
The subscription songs can be available for a day, a month, or a year. And whenever available, they will play seamlessly together with your own collections.
PlayCDG Online can continuously record all singers during a show or an event. It will then automatically parse the recording into each individual songs and save them onto its server.
Customers, upon singing a song, will find the recording immediately in the Customer Interface. Using phones or tablets, the customers can download the recording in its MP4 file format and enjoy listening.
This feature requires enhancement in hardware resources when activated along with Streaming. Please see Hardware Requirement for detail requirements
CAVS PlayCDG Online is based on Unicode system to encompass all international song libraries. It is able not only to play the international songs but also display and search the song lists in any language, including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, etc. It also provides convenient hand writing tools as well as customized on-screen keyboards for each language.
Touch the mixer button and you will find the control sliders for Music volume, Microphone volume, Echo, Reverb, Master volume, Balance, etc. You can customize the slider selection in the settings.
Note that the mixer control appears inside the customer interface of the PlayCDG Online, and the customer interface in turn appears inside your phone or tablet. This means that you carry both the karaoke and mixer controls inside your phone or tablet, i.e., you can move around freely and control all aspects of the karaoke from wherever you are. You no longer have to run to the stage to adjust the volumes each time a song starts or a new customer starts singing.
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