Author Topic: Minilyrics Helper  (Read 29979 times)

Steven

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This plugin integrates lyrics downloaded by mini-lyrics into the musicbee lyrics panel.

First you need the mini-lyrics application from Crintsoft:
http://www.crintsoft.com/dl.htm
if you prefer the mini-lyrics GUI for displaying lyrics then thats all you need (its very nice!) - it integrates with MusicBee and shows lyrics for the playing track

but if you prefer to have lyrics displayed in musicbee:
- create a folder where MusicBee is installed called Plugins
eg. C:\Program Files\MusicBee\Plugins
- and unzip to the Plugins folder
  plugin:
  https://getmusicbee.com/download/plugins/mb_MiniLyricsHelper.zip

- restart MusicBee
- you will need to configure the plugin in the Plugin Preferences panel and it will need to match how you configure mini-lyrics eg. if you configure minilyrics to download lyrics to a specific folder, you will need to configure this helper plugin to reference the same folder

also see http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=4206 for other useful info
Last Edit: December 29, 2021, 02:35:25 AM by Steven

cartman005

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Steven, do you think it is safe to use this plugin?
After the problems that I had that may have been related to MiniLyrics writing to files while they were in use, I have been wary of trying it again.

I would like to use it to pull and save synchronized lyrics for my songs.

Steven

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i think ma_t14 uses this plugin with no problems and make sure you use the latest mini-lyrics version.
Personally i dont like the way mini-lyrics writes the lyrics to the music file while it is still playing and i would configure mini-lyrics not to do that.
If mini-lyrics was configured just to write to a folder and you configured the the helper plugin to read from the same directory then you should definitely have no problems

Steven

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added a .NET version (no functionality changes)

Jekyll

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Maybe I don't know how use this plugin, it seems it doesn't work on MB 3.3
It should download lrc lyrics but it doesn't do it
I correctly installed MiniLyrics

stardepp

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It's the same with me, since about 2 weeks Mini Lyrics doesn't download any song titles anymore.

But in my opinion this seems to be due to Minilyrics,

see screenshot:


Jekyll

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I don't have problem to view and download lrc lyrics with official MiniLyrics plugin, however I don't like the floating window and I would prefer to have a dockable panel ant this is why I'm trying MiniLyrics Helper

lasereye70

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at this time the lyrics site for minilyrics no longer exists, from what little info i've gathered they were bought out. As far as I know there's really no other good LRC sites.. More and more those of us that still have a personal music library are losing the little things thanks to streaming services..

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phred

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https://www.viewlyrics.com/
Home page "opens" blank except for a menu bar across the top. Any selected menu option throws a 404.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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frankz

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https://www.viewlyrics.com/
Home page "opens" blank except for a menu bar across the top. Any selected menu option throws a 404.
It exists and searches through the app produce results.  Not sure what more you need. I never actually used the site for anything and I doubt many others have either.

What happens if you log in and try to upload lyrics?

I see where the confusion might be.  I said "from them" meaning from the MiniLyrics service, not referring to either of the sites.
Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 01:37:02 PM by frankz

phred

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https://www.viewlyrics.com/
Home page "opens" blank except for a menu bar across the top. Any selected menu option throws a 404.
It exists and searches through the app produce results.  Not sure what more you need. I never actually used the site for anything and I doubt many others have either.
@frankz- I think you quoted the wrong person. I was merely confirming that the viewlyrics site isn't working. I don't use it and don't plan on using it. But minilyrics still exists and again, while I don't use it, I have in the past, and it was pretty good. No need here for synced lyrics. (BTW - good to see you back here)
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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The Wiki
Posting screenshots is here
Searching the forum with Google is  here

frankz

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I was merely confirming that the viewlyrics site isn't working.
It looks like the "top" lists are broken, but everything else works.  In any event, it definitely "exists," which the first guy said it didn't.

(BTW - good to see you back here)
Thanks. Seemed like an "all hands on deck" situation.  Steven deserves time to live his life after all he's done for the community.

sveakul

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(BTW - good to see you back here)

Ditto that about frankz!  Glad to see you posting again, frankz.

frankz

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You guys are too kind. Warning: I'm still a bit of a jerk.