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Old 13th October 2011, 04:04   #1
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Tutorial: Make Milkdrop 2 work with EvilLyrics and be more awesome than ever

This is for Windows 7, it should work with every Windows, but you have to adjust the path accordingly.

1) Install AutoHotkey: http://www.autohotkey.com/
Warning: This is an insanely powerful tool. Do not toy with.

2) Go to C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins
and create a folder named "copy"

3) Create a new text file and paste this:


while 1=1
Sleep, 300
Loop, %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\milk2_msg.ini
copy_it = n
IfNotExist, %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\copy\%A_LoopFileName% ; Always copy if target file doesn't yet exist.
copy_it = y
FileGetTime, time, %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\copy\%A_LoopFileName%
EnvSub, time, %A_LoopFileTimeModified%, seconds ; Subtract the source file's time from the destination's.
if time < 0 ; Source file is newer than destination file.
copy_it = y
if copy_it = y
FileCopy, %A_LoopFileFullPath%, %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\copy\%A_LoopFileName%, 1 ; Copy with overwrite=yes
ControlSend, , {f7}00, MilkDrop 2


Save the file as "lyrics.ahk" It does not matter where you save the file, so best place it somewhere easy accessible, or possibly the Startup folder.

When you double click the file, it will execute the AutoHotkey script (you should see a green icon with an H in the tray bar).

4) In Evillyrics, make sure that Milkdrop Support is enabled in the options.

Everything should work now, fire up a song with Karaoke in Evillyrics and see if it works.

Note: This works better than the original EvilLyrics support ever worked, because now you don't have to have focus on the Milkdrop Window, it will work regardless which window has focus. Tested with Windowed and Fullscreen mode, not sure if it works in Desktop, but Desktop mode is broken anyway.
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Old 16th November 2012, 08:01   #2
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Has anyone ever gotten this to work. I just set it all up in Win7 and got Evillyrics working. But I wasn't able to get the script and AutoHotkey to display lyrics in Milkdrop.

Don't know if maybe the current EvilLyrics v0.1.9.1 isn't compatible with Winamp v5.63. Apparently EvilLyrics should display lyrics in Milkdrop even without this script.
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Old 20th November 2012, 18:47   #3
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if nothing is coming up

For myself the problem was that the milk2_msg.ini entry for 00 (which evil uses to show the current line) had a bad size, once changed the autohokey fix began displaying lyrics, not always perfect but nice to have them there anyway Smiley

the file is found in:
C:\Users\YOUR USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\milk2_msg.ini

I changed the entry for 00 to this:


text=not important, always gets changed

and it worked fine afterwards, make sure you have milkdrop ticked in evil lyrics preferences under the advanced tab.

Also I am running standard Winamp 5.622 with EvilLyrics 0.1.91

hope this helps.
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Old 21st November 2012, 01:33   #4
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Tried that but it didn't work. Uninstalled and reinstalled all software both on my PC and notebook.

Testing without AutoHotkey on a notebook (16x9 screen) installation, I found the bottom edge of lyrics would appear briefly at the top of the screen in full screen only. Then with a PC installation I got the lyrics to appear properly without starting AutoHotkey, but only in full screen.

Am not able to get lyrics to display in windowed mode with or without AutoHotkey.

And as you point out, the lyrics are only synced within the Milkdrop viz part of the time.

Would really like to get something like this set up in FooBar2000 with the shpeck component supporting Milkdrop.
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