Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Lyrics in Rhythmbox

Ok, for months I've been trying to figure out how to enable lyrics in Rhythmbox. It turns out, it's not that hard. I've just been looking in the wrong places. Here's the basic way to find them:

1. Go to "Edit>Plugins>Song Lyrics" Enable it.

2. Now you have Song Lyrics in the View menu. Tah-dah. Yeah, it took me months to find that out.

Unfortunately, the lyrics feature works by searching your lyrics on the internet and fetching the closest one to the song you're listening to. For those of you who listen to Capitol Steps, it is quite a show. Because the songs they use are knockoffs of actual songs, you get the lyrics of those actual songs. So, you can see the original song while hearing the politicized version. However, at other times, that's an inconvenience, especially if you listen to weird music like I do. I think Rhythmbox also has a feature to store lyrics in a directory, but I still need to figure out how THAT works.

Another funny thing: The only song they have for Jonathan Coulton is Code Monkey. So, if you want to figure out how the other songs go, too bad (good thing I memorized them by listening 5 billion times).


sharat87 said...

You just saved me a lot of time... which I would be spending searching for this thing. By the way... i think the lyrics are stored in ~/.lyrics folder.
Thank you

Anonymous said...

thnx a lot

Anonymous said...

thnx a lot

triatma said...

Thanks a lot sir.