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I find it quite annoying when I don't know the words to songs I like (tonight it was Radiohead's black star). A quick bit of software on your iPod (/generic MP3 player) would allow it to display the lyrics at the same time as the song. A clever programmer could get a small bouncing ball above the current
word, a la karaoke.
other spinoffs : chordeoke for budding guitarists.
music and lyric markup language - this might do the trick [neilp, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
lyrics3 2.00 tag specifications
Standard way to embed lyrics into an MP3, many free utilities support this. [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
close...but no cigar [neilp, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
pretty much there
but proprietary [neilp, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
has MPR lyric synchronisation.. sort of. [neilp, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
What the hell is mp9man?
For the new skoolers here. Stripped down text-only version of an incident here on the bakery, although some of mp9man's annos were gone before I could save them. [AfroAssault, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
they've got one for desktop computers. [neilp, Apr 02 2005]
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||Correct me if I'm incorrect but I don't think that mp3 encoding includes the lyrics of the song in text format. If this is the case, then the there are two ways to get the lyrics onto the mp3 player
1. By copying them on separately, when you load all the tunes on.
2. By connecting the mp3 player, via the gift of wireless internetty gubbins, to sources of lyrics, which I suppose could be streamed on the hoof (it's only a text file, after all).
||or .. change mp3 to include the lyrics... I just think it would be handy, and there are enough places you can download them from dynamically, so apple could just incorporate it into iTunes
||Something for mp4. Watch out when you get to mp9, man.
||my god, what's mp9 going to do ? err. complete dance steps ? "walkman brothers" version ? smells ? dolby 21.8?
||I'm going to get an mp9man. rut-roe...
||There is an open standard for a way to encode lyrics into an MP3 file, including a way to timestamp the lines so that the displaying application can synchronize the display. See link. So you just need a player to support this. +
||This is a good idea if it could hook
up to a larger screen, that way you
wouldn't be at the mercy of the
selection of current karaoke nights
at dive restaurants. +
||//my god, what's mp9 going to do ?//
You can tell who the (relatively) old-timers are here, can't you?
||looks like this has almost been done (see link). Now we just need the lyrics to be incorporated as standard, and to have the karaoke bouncing ball.
||Nice one, I had the same idea. Gotta bun the same idea.