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Lyrics plug-in

Only thing keeping me from using foobar atm is the lack of a lyrics plug-in.. I know, I sound like a homo  But I love my lyricsamp on Winamp3.. I just hate Winamp3  I wish I could make it myself but I'm a n00b.. /= Would anyone be willing at all? Is it even possible?

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Reply #1
:B is not a stupid colourful player like WinAmp 3 or Windows Media Player 8 so if i were you i wouldn't count to this.
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Reply #2
it's a good idea 

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:B is not a stupid colourful player like WinAmp 3 or Windows Media Player 8 so if i were you i wouldn't count to this.

Another example of knee-jerk pseudo-elitism on this forum.

Yes, Winamp 3 and WMP 8 are stupid and colourful, but I gather that the beauty of Foobar2000 is that while it's core will always be bloat-free, its architecture will allow all sorts of 3rd party extensions.  Some of these may even be stupid and colourful.  Some may even display lyrics.

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Reply #4
I agree with driptray. I don't really need a lyrics plug-in, but if someone can make one it'd be cool, and I'm sure someone will eventually make one, and this has nothing to do with being a "stupid colorful player", it's about being a plug-in (or components) based player, which foobar2000 abviously is.

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Only thing keeping me from using foobar atm is the lack of a lyrics plug-in.. I know, I sound like a homo   But I love my lyricsamp on Winamp3.. I just hate Winamp3   I wish I could make it myself but I'm a n00b.. /= Would anyone be willing at all? Is it even possible?

What exactly does a "lyrics plugin" do? Some kind of karaoke B.S.?

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Reply #6
Far as I know, lyrics plugins differ a bit in their functionality. Usually they give the ability to retrive lyrics stored in a mp3's lyrics tag (don't recall the exact tag name), or from a text file by matching it with the file name of the currently playing song. The plugin then displays the lyrics (on song start or whatever) in a window. Some plugins can also scroll the lyrics with a selection based on timestamps, so that the selection matches the current actual song position.
It's rather handy for some things, karaoke aside, like translation of foreign music.

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Reply #7
But Lyrics is not saved only in Mp3's with Id3v2?
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But Lyrics is not saved only in Mp3's with Id3v2?

a very long time ago (must be one year and a half...) I read that mp+ also supported lyrics?!

And what about lyric support of vorbis files? I might start a thread about this in OGG - Tech.

A nice colourful player and lyric support might convince me to finally switch to :B.

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Reply #9
Lyrics standard for all codecs might be a bit unfeasible (there's only one for mp3) and unneeded, in my opinion. A simple file name match to a text file, or a central database (even better), would be nice. Though this is really up to the plugin developer, even if someone will want to make one for fb2k (usually people find it useless).

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Reply #10
surely APEv2 and OGG tags can hold lyrics? and there are timestamp standards so presumably a standard time-based lyric format could use them? e.g.

[00:00:55] Mama
[00:00:57] Just killed a man
[00:01:00] Put a gun against his head
[00:01:03] Pulled my trigger now he's dead

etc..

and in case of long pauses without words you could have end times as well:
[00:03:00-00:03:10] long sentence before music only bit
[00:04:04] more words
[00:04:07] and so on.

I would have thought that would be how lyrics players would already be implemented but I don't know.. Anyone?


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Lyrics standard for all codecs might be a bit unfeasible (there's only one for mp3)

That's a very bad misconecption. id3v2 can perfectly store lyrics, both syncronised and unsyncronised. Lyrics3v2 is not the only format. Both Vorbis comments and Apev2 can store lyrics because of their custom fields.
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Reply #13
I didn't mean technically difficult, but possibly difficult in terms of standardizing. I mean, imagine if there are two lyrics plugins, and one uses vorbiscomments "lyrics" and the other "lyricsinfo", for example. What if the vorbisdev comes up with their own way? Or would it be on first come first serve basis? ;p

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Reply #14
Im sure it would be fine if every one just uses a field called "Lyrics". If plugin delevopers decide to use their own field exclusively then its their fault, there's no logic in using "Lyricsinfo" or such. Perhpas it would be a good idea to set up a standard though, I think it would be a good idea to declare whether there are time stamps, and possibly what language the lyrics are in, or a comment for the lyrics (i.e. source: www.lyrics.co.nz ).

This would solve the cross-compatibility problems between programs and you could balme any bad developers on not using accepted standards or something...
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Reply #15
well i dont need the lyrics to auto scroll just be there in a window.
I  have about 3000 mp3's + lyrics 
I use music match jukebox and i tagged all of them with lyrics over the years.
this is coz i like to sing along (or disturb the neighbours  )
foobar is extremely light and very impressive and all i need is a plugin to recognize my lyrics
so i can ditch music match!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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