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The MusicBee installation includes four lyrics providers. They are ChartLyrics, LyricWiki, Gracenote, and LoloLyrics. If you find that those providers do not supply you with the results you expected, then adding one or more of the lyrics plugins should help.

LyricsReloaded PluginEdit

LAST UPDATED 2014-07-04

Plugin Forum Thread

Plugin author: Phillip Schichtel

NOTE: Development and support of this plugin ended as of November 2015. It still works with the initial lyrics providers contained in the plugin, but no new providers are being added. The developer has stated that if anyone wants to take over the project, he should be contacted. See this post on the MusicBee Forum.

DescriptionEdit

This plugin retrieves lyrics from websites not providing a public API to do so.

InstallationEdit

  1. Put the dll into the Plugins-folder of MusicBee (e.g. C:\Program Files\MusicBee\Plugins).
  2. In MusicBee, go to "Preferences/Plugins" and activate the plugin "Lyrics Reloaded!"
  3. Configure your preferred providers at "Preferences/Tags (2)"

Version 1.1 and newer will preorder the providers based on their quality.

LicenseEdit

The plugin is licensed under GNU General Public License Version 3

AdvancedEdit

The plugin uses small Yaml configuration files to define how lyrics are loaded from a website. There are some websites already build into the plugin, but anyone can add new websites by creating such a configuration and placing it inside the proper folder:

MusicBee's AppData Folder\mb_LyricsReloaded\providers

Check the Configuration section below for more details

DocumentationEdit

Documentation is available here.

DownloadEdit

Latest stable releases

Dev builds are not available yet

Fork me on GitHub

What will come next?Edit

Changes since the latest stable release

UninstallationEdit

  1. click uninstall in the plugin preferences
  2. close MusicBee
  3. delete the mb_LyricsReloaded.dll inside the Plugins-folder

Lyrics PluginEdit

Plugin Forum Thread

Plugin author: Steven

DescriptionEdit

Plugin can retrieve lyrics from web-sites that don't have an API.

NOTE
Plugin is discontinued and is to be replaced by LyricsReloaded plugin.

Supported SitesEdit

  • LyricsTime.com
  • Dark Lyrics
  • AZ Lyrics
  • lrc123.com (has synchronised lyrics)
  • SongMeanings.net
  • Rap Genius
  • PLyrics.com (punk)
  • UrbanLyrics.com
  • Angolotesti.com

How to useEdit

Extract content of archive to plugins subfolder of MusicBee installation folder (e.g. to "c:\program files\musicbee\plugins"). You can order the priority of the lyrics providers in the Tags(2) preferences screen.

UninstallationEdit

Go to 'Edit/Preferences/Plugins'. Click 'Uninstall'. Plugin will delete all automatically created files (e.g. settings), but you need to exit MusicBee and manually delete all files that were included in plugin .zip.

DownloadEdit

Binary

Source C#. Most people don't need this.

MiniLyrics Helper Plugin Edit

Plugin Forum Thread

Plugin author: Steven

DescriptionEdit

Plugin integrates lyrics downloaded by MiniLyrics into the MusicBee lyrics panel.

How to useEdit

First you need the MiniLyrics application from Crintsoft:

[1]

If you prefer the MiniLyrics GUI for displaying lyrics then that's all you need (it's very nice!) - it integrates with MusicBee (without any plugin) and shows lyrics for the playing track.

But if you prefer to have lyrics displayed in MusicBee lyrics panel:

Extract content of archive to plugins subfolder of MusicBee installation folder (e.g. to "c:\program files\musicbee\plugins"). To configure plugin go to 'Edit/Preferences/Plugins'. Plugin settings will need to match how you configure MiniLyrics e.g. if you configure MiniLyrics to download lyrics to a specific folder, you will need to configure this helper plugin to reference the same folder.

See also 'How-to' by ma_t14 for other useful info.

UninstallationEdit

Go to 'Edit/Preferences/Plugins'. Click 'Uninstall'. Plugin will delete all automatically created files (e.g. settings), but you need to exit MusicBee and manually delete all files that were included in plugin .zip.

DownloadEdit

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VocaDB (and UtaiteDB) Lyrics Plugin Edit

Plugin Forum Thread

Plugin author: NetNerd

Description Edit

This is an open source plugin that uses the VocaDB API to retreive lyrics for Vocaloid songs.

It's currently in beta, but all major features are implemented and working.

As of v0.5, UtaiteDB is also supported.

How To Use Edit

Like with any other plugin, extract the .dll into your MusicBee plugins directory and enable it in the settings. If you want to, you can change the priorities of different lyrics sources in the 'Tags (2)' tab.

Currently there is no complete documentation for the different settings offered, however key things you might want to change are the 'Displayed Lyrics' (what types of lyrics from the site are shown) and the 'Force Artist Matching' option (which controls whether or not the artist in the database has to match your tags (specifically the first artist tagged) - disabling it's useful for matching covers and when you use Romanization of artist names that aren't the same as what's in the database, but it may result in the plugin finding matches it isn't meant to).

Some alternate documentation is available in the readme distributed in the .zip file containing the plugin.

Uninstallation Edit

Click the uninstall button in your plugin settings. This will delete any settings stored by the plugin.

After this, delete the .dll file from your plugins directory.

Download Edit

Latest Release

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