Karaoke is a fun group activity and playing it while at home makes it even more entertaining. Karaoke 5 - Lite Freeware is one of the applications that can help you enjoy karaoke with your friends, providing a simple player that supports both audio and video input.

Designed as a stripped-out version of Karaoke 5, the Lite Freeware edition deploys the minimum features you need to play karaoke songs. With all the settings in one window, the purpose of Karaoke 5 - Lite Freeware is to allow you to enjoy singing with your friends more and look into how the software is used less.

As expected, the video playback panel takes most of the interface. Annoyingly enough, the main window covers some of the settings when resized, but the panel where the lyrics are displayed remains visible.

You can create different playlists and manage them easily from the main window as well. Adding new songs to the playlist or removing old ones is just a matter of a few clicks. Unfortunately, you can only sort the list from the most recently added song to the oldest one or vice-versa, as no other criteria are available.

There are a few audio-related settings you can tamper with in the left panel. Karaoke 5 - Lite Freeware enables you to save the pitch/time rate and apply fade effects between songs. Furthermore, you can toggle the melody CH4 and CH5 on or off. As a drawback, you are not given any explanation about what these features do, but if you are familiar with karaoke software, everything should be intuitive.

The sound quality is good, and no additional sound banks are needed. And if you feel like this minimal feature set is not enough, you can upgrade to the Home or the Professional editions, or just try Karaoke 5.

Mostly targeting amateur singers, Karaoke 5 - Lite Freeware allows you to have fun playing karaoke with friends in the comfort of your home.

It has a few handy functions, such as efficient playlist management and track crossfading, but the limited array of features might not fancy to some of you.