A couple of days ago I’ve been hosting a karaoke event and rediscovered Ultrastar Deluxe. Since the last time I’ve used it, it has made a huge development. But still there was one thing which was bugging me: How do I get youtube music videos as fast as possible integrated in my Ultrastar Deluxe and ready for singing?
I couldn’t find any software which can do all these steps in a couple of clicks.
So what has to be done:
- download music and video from youtube.
- get the lyrics from Ultrastar Database (http://usdb.animux.de/)
- merge video, sound and lyrics and
- do a quick lip sync.
So I decided to write a small tool myself. ‘Cause I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel I’m using some 3rd party tools like youtube-dl which can parse and provide video links from youtube and the VLC player plugin for lip syncing the lyrics. The tool is written in C# and runs on Windows only.
Feel free to download, use, extend or port it to other platforms. Get it here.
How to set up:
- Install VLC player and ensure to install the Vlc browser plugin (or go to Programs and Features and alter your VLC installation to add this plugin)
- Install my tool here
Just leave a comment if help is required or you want to say “thanks”.