MiniLyrics is a nice and advanced lyrics player that supports all major lyrics formats, has various options to display timestamped lyrics, and has a huge online lyrics database. It is skinnable and can automatically download lyrics and save them to the tags of mp3 files, or to separate text files.
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Important notice: apparently the newer versions of MiniLyrics can embed themselves in MediaMonkey, so instead of following the instructions below, please first read this Minilyrics page (you should be able to skip the 1st step there).
The purpose of this script is to integrate MiniLyrics in MediaMonkey, as dockable panel.
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How to install:
- Make sure that MiniLyrics is properly installed and configured to start together with MediaMonkey.
- Download and run the MiniLyrics Embedder installer (v1.4b).
- (Re)start MediaMonkey. MiniLyrics Embedder automatically starts and creates a dockable panel with MiniLyrics embedded in it. A menu item (microphone icon) is added to the View menu, so you can show/hide the MiniLyrics dockable panel.
- Right click the MiniLyrics icon in the system tray (image). Click "skins" and change the skin to plain or some other skin that doesn't use translucency (not the default skin).
- Make sure that "always on top" is disabled in MiniLyrics.
- The embedded Minilyrics should now show lyrics and work properly. You can right click for further customization of MiniLyrics within Media Monkey.
- If everything went fine but the new panel is blank, then change the Minilyrics skin to something that isn't translucent (e.g. the "plain" skin). Make sure that in MiniLyrics preferences, transparency is set to 0% (off) and "always on top" is disabled. The MiniLyrics settings can be changed though its system tray icon (right-click on it).
- When lyrics shown in MiniLyrics don't show up in MediaMonkey, then in the MiniLyrics preferences enable "Save lyrics in mp3 file" and choose (at least) ID3v2 Unsynchronized. You need to either rescan the files with added lyrics (File > Add/rescan), or let MediaMonkey do this automatically using the File Monitor (Options > File Monitor) so that the tracks in MM are updated with the new tags changed by Minilyrics. You have to wait until the track stops playing and a new track starts to play, before Minilyrics can tag the file.
- If you get an error "MiniLyrics couldn't be embedded", then make sure that MiniLyrics is running and is visible (not minimized) when MediaMonkey starts. Also make sure you try with the dockable panel visible.
- If the "Embedded MiniLyrics" dockable panel isn't visible (e.g. you accidentally closed it by clicking X), then you should be able to get it back through MediaMonkey's View menu.
- If you get an error that your computer doesn't have the msvcr71.dll file (Microsoft Visual C 7.1 Runtime), you can download it here. Then put it in your Windows System32 folder (or SysWoW64 folder if you're using a Windows 64 bit version) and restart MediaMonkey.
The add-on can be removed via Add/remove Programs in the Windows control panel.