Getting Started With Taranaa Karaoke Player


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== Step 1: Install Taranaa Karaoke Player (TKP)== == Step 1: Install Taranaa Karaoke Player (TKP)==
* Install the latest version of TKP from http://taranaa.com/installer/TKPv340Installer.exe * Install the latest version of TKP from http://taranaa.com/installer/TKPv340Installer.exe

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This page will guide you through the setup of Taranaa Karaoke Player on your home computer.


Contents

Step 1: Install Taranaa Karaoke Player (TKP)

  • Install the latest version of TKP from http://taranaa.com/installer/TKPv340Installer.exe
  • Use all default settings. These are good for most users.
  • If you are having Windows Vista, install TKP in the folder C:\Taranaa.com, instead of the default installation folder C:\Program Files\Taranaa.com. Windows Vista has new security options called "User Account Control (UAC)" where it blocks access to modify files/options in your computer installed in the Program Files folder. This comes in the way of TKP when it tries to create your playlists. Alternately, you have to run TKP as an administrator.

Step 2: Register TKP

  • Before you can start using TKP, you need to register your player.
  • Start TKP, click Subscription Menu, then click Register.

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  • Fill out the simple form and submit by clicking the Register button.
  • Ensure that you provide a valid email address. You cannot complete player registration using a dummy email address.
  • If you have a Hotmail or MSN email account, please read this note: How To Add Taranaa.com To Your Safe Sender's List

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  • You will receive your player ID via email. Enter the player ID in the registration form and press the Complete button.

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  • If you do not receive this email with your player ID, please check your junk mail or spam folders. Look for an email from info@taranaa.com. To ensure problem-free email delivery, you can add the domains taranaa.com and taranaa.net and the email address info@taranaa.com to your safe sender's list so that our emails reach your inbox quickly.

How To Add Taranaa.com To Your Safe Sender's List

  • If you still do not get this email, write to support@taranaa.com.


Step 3: Download Sample Tracks

  • Before you pay for your subscription, we would like you to test your installation by downloading and trying a few Sample Tracks.
  • Click the red Download button in TKP. Image:DownloadButton.jpg
  • If you get Message from Taranaa, read it and press the Close button to dissmiss it.
  • You will then see a Download A Track from Taranaa.com dialog box.
  • This dialog has 2 tabs: Subscription Tracks and Free Sample Tracks. The Subscription Tracks tab is selected by default. The Free Sample Tracks tab can be selected by clicking on it.

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  • Click on a track title under Free Sample Tracks. Press OK button. This will start track download.
  • Watch the red vertical progress bar on the right hand side of TKP. Wait until this bar reaches 100% and you get a message saying that the track is added to your Sample Tracks playlist. You need to download a track only once. A track once downloaded can be played any number of times, even offline without being connected to the Internet.

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You can view the complete list of Subscription Tracks ready for download from this dialog. You can download the Subscription Tracks only after getting a subscription license, as explained in Step 6 below.


Step 4: Select & Play Sample Tracks

In order to play a sample track, you have to select it from a list of Sample Tracks that you have downloaded so far.

  • Click the red Select button in TKP.Image:SelectButton.jpg
  • You will get a dialog box Select A Track For Playback
  • Click on a track title and press the OK button
  • You will first see a Track Info Dialog. CLick OK to start track playback.


Step 5: Buy Subscription

  • Once you have tested your installation and tried a few Sample Tracks, you are ready to buy a subscription and obtain a subscription license
  • Click the Subscription Menu, then click Buy Subscription

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  • This will bring up Internet Explorer and take you to Taranaa License Server.
  • If Internet Explorer is not your default web browser, you can visit this link and enter your email ID and player ID number (pin) that you used for registration. Press the Login button to access Taranaa License Server.
  • Click on a suitable BuyNow button. There are 5 levels of subcription as detailed on the Setup & Rates page. Please note that Taranaa Karaoke Player and Taranaa Keyboard Tutor are 2 different products. You can buy a license for either or both these products on the same page. A license for one product will not work for the other product.
  • Complete your online credit card payment using a Visa, MasterCard or PayPal.
  • On completing your online payment, you will instantly receive a "tkp.license" file via auto-generated email. 'Taranaa Keyboard Tutor subscribers will receive a "tkt.license" file.
  • If you pay using PayPal's eCheck, your payment will take 4-5 business days for clearing. Your license will be sent automatically as soon as your payment is cleared.


Step 6: Download License File

You can now directly download the license file using TKP and unlock your player.

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  • From the Subscription menu, click Get License.
  • This will download and install the license and unlock your player for regular use.

That's it! You are now ready to download Subscription Tracks and begin your musical journey.


Alternately you can download the license file from your email and save it on your computer for safe-keeping.

  • Download the license file from your email and save it in the player installation folder, which by default is C:\Program Files\Taranaa.com folder.
  • Here are some screenshots of Internet Explorer Save Attachment dialog. First select Local Disk (C:) as shown below.

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  • Then double click Program Files folder to open it.

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  • Then double click Taranaa.com folder to open it.

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  • Finally press the Save button to save the tkp.license file in the C:\Program Files\Taranaa.com folder.
  • After saving your license file in the player installation folder, restart TKP. If you do not get any error message, you have successfully installed the license and are all set to download Subscription Tracks following the same procedure as in Step 3 above.


How To Upgrade To TKPv3.4

To upgrade your existing TKP to the newer v3.4 follw these steps:

  • Click this link http://taranaa.com/installer/TKPv340Installer.exe and RUN the installer
  • Keep all the default settings as you step through the installation wizard. This will install TKPv3.4 in your existing player installation folder. Make sure you check the options to create shortcuts on your desktop and the quick launch bar.
  • Start TKP.
  • From Subscription menu click Register. In the registration dialog click Register button. You will receive a new player ID via email. Delete your old player ID and replace it with your new player ID. Press Complete button.
  • Finally from the Subscription menu click Get License. This will transfer your existing active license to your new player.

That's it! You are now ready to use TKPv3.4


New Features in TKPv3.4


New Tracks Button

The Track Download dialog displays the total number of Subscription Tracks available for download. Click the New Tracks button to hide all tracks that you have downloaded so far and display just the new tracks that you have yet to download. Click the All Tracks button to switch the display to show all tracks again.

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Track Search Dialog

The Track Download Dialog and the Track Select Dialog are both equipped with a Track Search tool. Click the Search button to launch this tool. You can search tracks by Title, Singers, Album or Music. Enter a search keyword and hit the Search button. If matching tracks are found, the list of tracks is trimmed to display only the matching tracks.  A few examples below:

  • Enter  burman and select Music column. This will show you all tracks composed by R.D.Burman and S.D.Burman.
  • Enter lata, asha and select Singers column. The comma makes all keywords optional. The search results therefore include all tracks sung by either Lata or by Asha - this includes solos and duets.
  • Enter lata + kishore and select Singers column. This will show you all duets performed by Lata and Kishore. The plus sign makes all keywords required. You can also use the & symbol in place of the + to get the same results.

To cancel search results and view full unfiltered list of tracks, you can start a new search and hit Cancel. Alternately you can hit the All Tracks / New Tracks button.

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Quick Search & Select

The Track Download Dialog and the Track Select Dialog are both equipped with a QuickSearch tool. A quick way to select a track by Title is to start typing the first few characters of the song title. For example, type 'mere': as you type these characters, the row selection will advance to the first matching track and take you to 'Mere Desh Ki Dharti'. If a matching track title is not found, the search keyword is automatically reset to start a new search. You can also hit the Escape key to start a new QuickSearch.


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License Problem: Error Messages

  • If you are using Windows Vista, please see instructions in Step 1 above.
  • From the subscription menu, click the GET LICENSE link. This will automatically download and install your license and resolve the issue. Note that this facility is available in TKPv3.4.0. If you are using an earlier version, please upgrade to TKPv3.4.0 or follow the below instructions:
  • When you start TKP, if you get an error message titled UNLICENSED PLAYER, you have not saved the tkp.license file in the player installation folder, which by default is C:\Program Files\Taranaa.com. Using Windows Explorer, open the folder C:\Program Files\Taranaa.com and verify that the tkp.license file is saved in this folder. The file size is approximately 375 bytes.
  • When you start TKP, if you get an eror message titled INVALID LICENSE, most likely something has changed on your computer between the time you registered the player and when you purchased a license. In this situation, you will have to delete the file registration.txt residing in the folder C:\Program Files\Taranaa.com. Restart TKP and complete player registration. You will receive a new player ID. Write to support@taranaa.com requesting a new license for your new player ID.


Next Steps : Recording

At Taranaa.com we encourage you to record your songs and participate in our weekly online events. You may request a login ID for Taranaa Tarang and Taranaa Forum by writing to support@taranaa.com

  • For help with recording, please see this article on Recording Techniques.
  • Our online member community will help you getting started and improving your performance with every new song that you record and post on Taranaa Tarang


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We are committed to bringing out the singer in you!

-- Your Taranaa Team

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