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Lyrics haven't been working ...

Postby rvdbijl » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:29 pm

Has anyone else noticed this as well? As far as I can tell, Subsonic gets its lyrics from Chartlyrics.com, which doesn't seem to work either. Is that site temporarily down (for a week or so now I think), or is it an issue on my end?
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Re: Lyrics haven't been working ...

Postby pemholder » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:59 am

Subsonic looks for the embedded unsyncedlyrics-tag first. If this tag is not present in the file it looks at chartlyrics.
Chartlyrics seems to be down. The website chartlyrics.com does not answer at the moment.

Thank god the local search is there in subsonic since some time. I have filled the unsyncedlyrics-tags for about 70 % of my files and in former times subsonic did not care about present unsyncedlyrics-tags. If my tag is not filled (means that I myself did not find any correct lyrics) chartlyrics won't be able to find the correct lyrics anyway.
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Re: Lyrics haven't been working ...

Postby rvdbijl » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:10 pm

Just curious -- How have you filled this lyrics tag? Is there an automated tool to do that, and does it also work with FLAC?
And if I fill those tags, do I need to rescan the library, or will it just load the lyrics from that tag as soon as the song plays?
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Re: Lyrics haven't been working ...

Postby pemholder » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:41 pm

rvdbijl wrote:Just curious -- How have you filled this lyrics tag? Is there an automated tool to do that, and does it also work with FLAC?
And if I fill those tags, do I need to rescan the library, or will it just load the lyrics from that tag as soon as the song plays?

Well, I do not use FLACs and I do not know how subsonic handles FLAC-Tags, which to my knowledge are VorbisComment-Tags.
In MP3s the tag-format ID3v2.3 or ID3v2.4 ist used and the tag for lyrics is the USLT-tag (UNSYNCEDLYRICS).
In VorbisComment the lyrics-tag ist called "LYRICS" instead.

So you have to test how subsonic handles your lyrics-tag in FLAC-files.

There are a lot of tag-editing-programs. I personally use MP3Tag (https://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html) which to my opinion is the best and most flexible. Most flexible also means that in order to use all it's features you have to learn how to use it. The basic features are easy to use.
MP3Tag has the ability to define mappings in the options, that means, that you can define that the tag UNSYNCEDLYRICS in ID3v2 should be mapped to LYRICS in VorbisComment.

To my knowledge you do not need to rescan the library, as subsonic looks for the content in the file, but I never tested it.

I searched for lyrics and filled the UNSYNCEDLYRICS-tag over years, partly automatic, partly manually. If you add a brand new album it is often not possible to get results in searching. So it is necessary to repeat the searching some time later.
There are some srcipts to do it automatic or half automatic. But naturally the results are not 100% correct with the automatic way.
Most of automatic seraching and filling was done by me with MediaMonkey and it's plugin Lyricator. (http://www.happymonkeying.com/plugin.php?q=300091)
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Re: Lyrics haven't been working ...

Postby zeroth » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:17 am

I have had good results with Mediahuman Lyrics Finder. Only issue I saw was the program would crash when I tried to do my entire collection. I worked through in batches A-z of about 10-15 k songs and had no issues.
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