(2014-03-11 00:20)litfoo Wrote:
(2014-03-10 16:29)capfuturo Wrote: @litfo: that usually happens when the only lyrics found were just a plain .txt text files. Some will be .lrc sync lyrics (if available) others just plain text. You can check your lyrics download folder and see what type of file you have for the song which doesn't scroll. Hope this helps.
Thanks for this capfuturo
Apologies for my ignorance, but where should I be looking for this 'download' folder please?
Also, can you enlighten me as to how this addon actually works? will it only fetch/download lyrics when I play a song and that in itself engages the download?
and how could/would I enable it to always pull down .lrc sync lyrics as opposed to just plain text?
My example I mentioned was for 'Plainsong' by 'The Cure'
You will find how to set up your Lyrics folder under 'Options' menu in the Configuration pane of CU LRC Lyrics (system settings). There you can choose to have a Lyric folder containing all the Lyrics, or a Lyrics folder per each album, etc..
CU LRC Lyrics is already preset to fetch online LRC sync lyrics if they are available, otherwise whatever it finds. The best thing you can do is to name your tracks accordingly so the titles match as much as possible; under 'Options' you have a way to specify to search via filename and you can define the corresponding format you use as your naming convention. Matching songs and lyrics is never a perfect process, however this add-on does a pretty good job retrieving most of the lyrics, and Ronie has improved it down the line.
The add-on searches for the Lyric as soon as XBMC starts playing and presents it on display or downloads it to the Lyric folder, so next time it plays the song it will read it from the folder, thus avoiding duplicity of online queries. Whilst you are playing a song and the Lyric has been displayed, the add-on is already fetching the lyric for the next track in line, which indeed is a very smart thing to do, so it will be ready for you if you decide to go forward to the next song.
If there are certain lyrics out of sync in your folder, with respect to the audio, you can always adjust the delay of each line with dedicated software such as MiniLyrics
, which let you create new LRC Lyrics and even upload them
to their viewlyrics.com
site which is one of the free online databases the add-on supports via MiniLyrics.
Hope that clarifies a bit and makes way for your first steps into this add-on. Get back here if you have more sensible questions and anybody will certainly give you a hand. Enjoy CU LRC Lyrics!