Since Steven recently updated MusicBee to make it more compatible with running multiple lyrics plugins, I decided to give Beenius 1.3.2 a shot alongside LyricsReloaded 188.8.131.52, using MusicBee 3.5.8312 Portable. Comments:
Check the Github site (https://github.com/slonopot/Beenius
) for the most complete installation instructions--all of the files in the zip go directly into the MusicBee/Plugins folder. You can leave the file "beenius.conf.template" named as-is and it will use the plugin's default settings which worked fine for me. Removing the "*.template" extension "activates" the contents of beenius.conf so the default parameters inside may be altered by the user (see the Github site).
The plugin is easily selectable from the normal Prefs/Tags(2) lyrics section in MB and clearly differentiated from the LyricsReloaded Genius. Running both at the same time produced no issues whatsoever. So far, both Genius sources produce the same results, except that the formatting/sectioning is often different. It does not interfere with LyricsReloaded finding results from its own various sources and using the "Search Next Provider" function. Beenius does not add a source caption for itself but its results show as "GENIUS VIA BEENIUS" in Lyrics Source when right-clicking the panel.
A log file beenius.log is created in Users/(username)/AppData/Roaming/MusicBee (includes the "MusicBee" subfolder if absent) even for those with Portable MusicBee installs, as a result of being focused at "Install" versions of MusicBee. The log remains populated after MB exits, but clears itself of its contents at the next start of MusicBee.
So, a great lyrics plugin that works as-advertised and without compromising existing sources! Thank-you slonopot!
My two requests for the developer would be to create the log file inside the MusicBee Portable install directory to keep those completely portable, and to allow the option to show a source caption at the beginning of the lyrics display.