Do you embed lyrics into your music?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Jack Flash, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    I have been tossing this idea around for a bit but it seems almost too daunting to attempt. After meticulously managing the ID3 data of my 5000+ songs and embedding artwork for each track, is it possible to quickly ad accurately retrieve lyrics for all of my songs?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Embedding Lyrics

    It's possible and isn't that tricky but quality can be patchy. The two options I have used for OS X are as follows:

    1. Pearlyrics - Now no longer developed but very good while it lasted. You can set it against a playlist and it just runs through each song looking for lyrics. I used to use it all the time but, now on Leopard and the new version of iTunes, it seems to have caught a cold. Search on Google to find a copy.

    2. GimmeSomeTune http://www.eternalstorms.at/gimmesometune/index.html. This is a really straightforward way of getting lyrics and covers for music. Probably worth a look.

    Note that not all lyrics can be found and you can easily write or get hold of an iTunes script to give you a new playlist of all songs without lyrics. This makes whittling down your lyric-less songs far easier....

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

    techlover828

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    Jun 28, 2007
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    here's a great app called curripio which tags songs with lyrics, It was able to do about a thousand songs in 20 minutes and I've yet to find a mistake. good luck
     

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