Old 12th August 2018, 15:42   #1
Miles Seventh
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Offline Lyrics Plugin

Very few people know that there is special field inside of ID3v2 tag (which is a part of most MP3 files) capable of storing song lyrics, synchronized or not.
I, being (obviously) one of those people, had written a little utility that loads song lyrics from lyrics.wikia.com and then embed fetched lyrics inside file's tag, so I can watch these lyrics on my Android device using third party player.
Now I want to do so on my PC, but I can't even check embedded lyrics in file info. I want to see some kind of window in Winamp that shows selected/playing song lyrics from file's tag, if present. I don't need no online lyrics fetching.

Is there any plugin available, or I better make it myself?
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Old 12th August 2018, 22:36   #2
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I use MiniLyrics myself.
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Old 13th August 2018, 06:56   #3
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...Is there any plugin available, or I better make it myself?
In my skin Quinto Black CT there is an option called "Lyrics (Offline)", which basically is an additional window showing saved text lines. It is not a plug-in. You have to create text files in the song's folder, grab the lyrics from an internet page and paste them into those text files. I know, it is not the way user would use it, but for some of us the only way to have song lyrics while being offline.

If you could create an "Offline Lyrics plug-in", which would grab song lyrics from the internet, save them as a text file (you cannot save them in a song's tag) this would be a nice stuff to have.
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Old 14th August 2018, 15:01   #4
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(you cannot save them in a song's tag)
Why so?
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Old 14th August 2018, 19:57   #5
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Why so?
More info here.
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Old 16th August 2018, 11:34   #6
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More info here.
Still not sure if it's not possible at all. I'll check it and message you if there will be news
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Old 16th August 2018, 11:35   #7
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Oh, and writing data into tag is simple, my app already does it, the main problem is reading it
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Old 16th August 2018, 20:42   #8
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... and writing data into tag is simple, my app already does it...
Are we getting a working Offline Lyrics plug-in?
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Old 18th August 2018, 13:51   #9
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Are we getting a working Offline Lyrics plug-in?
It can be easily modified to save fetched texts wherever it is needed, but I don't see any reason to implement this as plugin rather than standalone app. But at first I would try to let the skin read file's tag lyrics. I'm not quite familiar with API, though
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