Author Topic: VocaDB (and UtaiteDB) Lyrics Plugin  (Read 3990 times)

netnerd

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Hey guys. Over the last few months (well, parts of them) I've been working on creating a MusicBee plugin that can retrieve lyrics from VocaDB, an online database of Vocaloid music which I'm sure at least a relatively decent part of the subculture is familiar with. As of v0.5, UtaiteDB is also supported.
If you do try it out, be sure to let me know what you think. Any kind of feedback is welcome.

Download the latest version here: http://github.com/NetNerd/MB_VocaDbLyrics/releases/latest

As is usual for MusicBee plugins, installation is done by putting the .dll in your plugins folder (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\MusicBee\Plugins) and then enabling it from the settings window.
Lyrics provider priority can be configured from MusicBee's 'Tags (2)' settings page.


Config Info

It's not an extremely advanced plugin, but there is some configuration to be done to get the best results.

Firstly, you can change which languages are shown by the plugin. VocaDB supports Romanisations and English lyrics too, so it's nice for the user to be able to choose what types of lyrics they'll see.

The second most important option is probably the 'Forse Artist Matching' checkbox. Enabling this will make the plugin only show lyrics when the artist tagged in MusicBee matches with the database for the song (currently this only applies to the first artist tagged on the file). Leaving it disabled can help to match covers or accommodate differences in Romanisations, but it can also result in the plugin matching up tracks it isn't meant to (although it's priority in 'Tags (2)' can be decreased to help avoid this issue).

Complete documentation isn't really available at the moment, but the rest should be pretty self explanatory.
Last Edit: October 13, 2015, 06:03:11 AM by netnerd

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Thanks for getting this on the wiki!
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