Spivak is a free and open source Karaoke player for Linux, Windows and MacOS. It is a standalone Karaoke player based on GStreamer and Qt5. It is released under GNU GPL version 3 license. It supports MIDI/KAR, KaraFun, CDG, LRC (v1 and v2), Encore! Lyric, KOK, Ultrastar (TXT) karaoke lyric formats and AVI, MKV or Flash formats video karaoke formats. It also supports animated images and video background for karaoke songs, LIRC for remotely controlling and background music.
It comes with build-in Web interface browse the song database, queue management and MIDI software syntheser with embedded wavetable.
Install Spivak Karaoke Player on Ubuntu Linux
Spivak is available as a flatpak package and portable AppImage file format for Ubuntu Linux. If you don’t have flatpak on your system, install it first using below link. And restart your system.
How to install flatpak and flathub
Open the command-line terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run below Spivak flatpak installation command.
flatpak install flathub com.github.gyunaev.spivak
You can open Spivak via below command
flatpak run com.github.gyunaev.spivak
Install Spivak via AppImage
Download Spivak Karaoke Player
Download Spivak in .AppImage file format from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Here the downloaded file name is “Spivak-Host-GStreamer-x86_64.AppImage” . You can change below command based on your file name. Open the terminal app and run all commands one by one.
sudo chmod +x ~ Spivak-Host-GStreamer-x86_64.AppImage