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Downloading and embedding lyrics automatically

Post by teejay » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:36 pm

Hello folks,

I am using free version of MediaMonkey 4.0.7.1511. I would like to download and embed the lyrics into the tags automatically for offline view.

I searched through the forum and found Evil Lyrics or Lyricator can do this job. I downloaded both of these and tried to play around with it but so far I have been unsuccessful. I can get a lyrics in Evil Lyrics when I am playing tracks in Winamp but did not succeed in MM. In Winamp too, it makes a text file in its program directory and does not embed in the tag. (Evil Lyrics forum has not been useful so far.)
With lyricator, for some reason, it does not work at all. It asks me to download a Lyrics plugin V0.4, which looks shady to me. This plug-in is meant for Windows Media Player, WinAmp and iTunes. I am using none of it so is it really needed to work with MM?

Any pointers in this regard are welcome.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Downloading and embedding lyrics automatically

Post by nohitter151 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:26 pm

I despise Evil Lyrics, I think Minilyrics is a much superior plugin.
See http://crintsoft.com

Lyricator also works pretty good as well, but it's old so it can be a little difficult to install properly. This is the most up to date version I believe:
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... =lyricator
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Re: Downloading and embedding lyrics automatically

Post by Lowlander » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:09 pm

There is also Lyrics Fetcher which does its job on play of file: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... cs+fetcher
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Re: Downloading and embedding lyrics automatically

Post by jonisaksson » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:14 am

Lyrics fetcher works pretty well, but as lowlander says, it only download the lyrics on play.

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Re: Downloading and embedding lyrics automatically

Post by Lowlander » Wed May 01, 2013 2:39 pm

The latest beta (1635) of MediaMonkey 4.1 can do this automatically for you (no addons).

You'll need to enable the option under Tools > Options > Library and set Art & Details to show Lyrics (right click on it and select Choose Fields). If Art & Details is set to Now Playing it will automatically lookup lyrics for the playing song. Set it to Selected and it will do it for the selected song.
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Re: Downloading and embedding lyrics automatically

Post by teejay » Thu May 02, 2013 11:48 am

Lowlander wrote:The latest beta (1635) of MediaMonkey 4.1 can do this automatically for you (no addons).

You'll need to enable the option under Tools > Options > Library and set Art & Details to show Lyrics (right click on it and select Choose Fields). If Art & Details is set to Now Playing it will automatically lookup lyrics for the playing song. Set it to Selected and it will do it for the selected song.
Does it also embed the lyric in the metadata? so that it can be viewed offline.

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Re: Downloading and embedding lyrics automatically

Post by Lowlander » Thu May 02, 2013 12:42 pm

Yes (there is an option for that).
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Re: Downloading and embedding lyrics automatically

Post by jonisaksson » Sat May 04, 2013 2:57 am

Just replaced my mediamonkey with beta (1635) of MediaMonkey 4.1. Absolutely love the new version!! The lyrics lookup works great!
Thanks guys!

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Re: Downloading and embedding lyrics automatically

Post by gatttter » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:07 am

This doesn't work in free version.

As for plug ins, don't seem to work too.

I finally managed to install minilyrics. The result - nothing. Once it showed an artist name in huge letters on my screen, outside of program.

How to make it work? After a few more restarts it started working, but it doesn't work with mediamonkey. It's a separate program and I changed to sve lyrics to tags but they still don't show up in mediamonkey.

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Re: Downloading and embedding lyrics automatically

Post by nohitter151 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:00 am

gatttter wrote:This doesn't work in free version.

As for plug ins, don't seem to work too.

I finally managed to install minilyrics. The result - nothing. Once it showed an artist name in huge letters on my screen, outside of program.

How to make it work? After a few more restarts it started working, but it doesn't work with mediamonkey. It's a separate program and I changed to sve lyrics to tags but they still don't show up in mediamonkey.
When an outside program updates tags of some file you need to rescan it in MediaMonkey to import the new tags. You can do it by turning on the continuous scan or rescanning at File > Add/rescan
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Re: Downloading and embedding lyrics automatically

Post by zephyr » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:20 am

Hi, just spotted this awesome new feature, trying with new Modest Mouse album, it's embedding the string "Visit http://www.azlyrics.com for these lyrics."

Is this because the lyrics aren't listed? Is there any config options for adding other lyric sources/sites?


THANKS!!

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Re: Downloading and embedding lyrics automatically

Post by zephyr » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:17 am

Using minilyics getting better results... problem is FLAC content isn't supported, so I'm using MM native lookup lyrics.

This is not library content, so is there any way of saving lyric metadata (songs played from my computer node).


If library (FLAC) content is played, is the only way of saving the lyrics by enabling find & save all missing?

excuse my ignorance :)

thanks again
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Saving lyrics

Post by zephyr » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:22 am

hi, sorry for asking same q twice but, re non-library content, are there no save metadata options? (just checking)
q2, re saving metadata (library content, eg flac lyrics via mm), is there a way of calling the save/embed metadata function, as oppose to enabling the ALWAYS save option?

I'd like to use minilyrics, and use MM's when FLAC is being played, and call the 'save lyrics' function on-demand, if poss...

thanks!
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Re: Saving lyrics

Post by Lowlander » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:52 pm

Tools > Advanced Tag Management > Synchronize Tags saves tags for the selected files.
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Re: Downloading and embedding lyrics automatically

Post by nohitter151 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:14 pm

Minilyrics works with FLAC. It doesn't save to tag, but you can save as a text or lrc file.
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