Any way to display lyrics with iPhone?

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  1. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    One of the things I miss about my nano when using my iPhone is the ability to view the notes section of songs. I put quite a few lyrics in here (mainly for French music to help me stay fresh) that I can't access with iPhone.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks.
     
  2. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    I've always wondered why songs dont come with lyrics.

    They should display while every song plays so you can sing along easier(and know all the words, which you would be surprised are not quite what you thought...
     
  3. usasalazar macrumors regular

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    Song lyrics on iPhone

    I'm sure you know this by now but if you go into iTunes on your computer and right-click on the song you want to add lyrics to a box will appear with multipal selections.

    Click on "Get Info" and click on the "Lyrics" tab. Then you add the lyrics. I copy and paste from any one of many lyric web sites.

    When you are finished, resync your iPhone and you are done.

    When you play back the song hold the iPhone vertical and tap the screen - the lyrics will appear over the album art.

    Good luck!
     
  4. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    there's a FREE (cuz I know that's a big deal for a lot of ppl) app called 'tune-wiki' that displays the lyrics to just about every song (even my friends German techno). and for many songs, the lyrics will progress as the song does
     
  5. bradenwh macrumors 6502

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    To display them in the iPod app, tap on the album art on the Now Playing screen. The scrubber will appear, along with any lyrics you've attached to that song.
     
  6. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A400 Safari/528.16)

    When I used tune wiki it did a nice job. I just deleted it because it has ads.
     
  7. ihassin macrumors newbie

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    Good lyric finder for iPhone/Touch

    Check out Camena, currently #1 in the music app store, does a decent job of retrieving lyrics. It has two data sources, so if one fails, the other kicks in. It also saves the lyrics locally so you don't need wifi/radio the next time you look-up the song.
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    I use TuneLyrics (free ware) and when a song plays in iTunes it automatically attaches the lyrics as meta data. Then the next time you sync you iPhone/iPod and play a song the lyrics are displayed (translucent) over the album art.
     
  9. benflick macrumors 68020

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    GimmeSomeTune (Mac) or Intellitunes (Windows) automatically adds lyrics and album artwork to any song you play in iTunes, this may not be as convenient as an app like TuneWiki, it will allow you to easily have the lyrics in the iPod app.
     
  10. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    combine this with a script for iTunes that plays songs for 10 secs, and a script that isolates all lyricless songs to a single playlist, and you can get lyrics for everything in a day or 2 of leaving your music playing (depending on how many songs you have)

    I did it, and now everything has lyrics
     
  11. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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  12. sharp65 macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately tune wiki killed there lyrics API, that did work great though.
     
  13. mappyman macrumors regular

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    Loads of utils use lyricwiki which no longer works.

    Anyone got a util that works for windows ?
     
  14. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    Whoops, my bad! I forgot about LyricsWiki shutting down.
     
  15. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    the ads aren't that bad. but, other than that, ITS A GREAT APP! why deal with itunes and syncing ur phone? just download the FREE app
     

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