KAR is the original format of audio files for creating karaoke, which are formed in a variety of software systems. It has the ability to save not only MIDI file data, but also lyrics. The KAR format is part of the .midi extension. In most cases, they are used as a source for adding special text to regular MIDI files, and they also differ from the Karaoke file. After all, there is no additional track with words that are synchronized with the main melody according to certain algorithms. As a rule, in order to realize the vocal part, you must apply the first track. For a stream of words, a second track is used. This file extension can be obtained using specialized software. But not only. It can also be created using MIDI keyboards that are connected to computer hardware. If there are appropriate plugins, then you can open the KAR file using the Media Player traditional for the Windows operating system. Anyone using the Mac OS platform can play KAR files in the Mireth Technology Music Man karaoke application. But the universal option for this pair of systems is PG Music Band-in-a-Box. This software is the most popular among analogues. Together with the .KAR extension, they sometimes provide reference data on where audio catalogs and item metadata associated with audio tracks are located. It is also possible that there is information about the artist and about the albums.
MMF is the Yamaha SMAF sound file format developed for mobile devices. The MMF format is linked to SMAF (Synthetic Music Mobile Application Format) files. Many people know this format because they very often use it as ringtones in cell phones. Yamaha’s SMAF tools were developed primarily by Yamaha to provide audio files that users could use as unique ringtones for their mobile phones. However, then the format was slightly improved. Now such files are capable of storing information, graphic, as well as text. You can create an SMAF file using Yamaha SMAF Tools. It can also be saved in WAV or MID format. It’s not uncommon to confuse MMF and SMAF formats. The fact is that MMF are called file extensions. SMAF is called the file itself. The MMF file is identical to MIDI files. It is capable of supporting music playback and showing graphics. Due to the implementation of the image display function, SMAF files now have considerable potential in the mobile application market. This is because they can store high quality images when the file size is limited at the same time. Typically, the size of SMAF files is much smaller than files of other formats that can perform the same functions.