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Re: [emms-help] lyrics

From: Yoni Rabkin
Subject: Re: [emms-help] lyrics
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:01:28 -0400
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Steven Arntson <address@hidden> writes:

> Yoni Rabkin <address@hidden> writes:
>> Steven Arntson <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Hello, I'm a new emms user. I'm coming from some time using ncmpcpp,
>>> which had a lyrics function that automatically queried various online
>>> lyrics providers.
>>> I notice that emms has some lyrics-finding functionality, but am not
>>> sure how it works. Does it query websites, or is it based on a
>>> local file of lyrics?
>> I've personally never used the lyrics functionality, but from looking at
>> the code I see that if "M-x emms-lyrics-visit-lyric" can't find the
>> lyric file on disk then it will launch a web search in a browser.
> Ah, I see--yes, it does do that! There's a difficulty,
> though--in this case I have a song whose file is 07songtitle.ogg. The actual
> title of the song, which ogg123 recognizes as "Song Title" would be a
> good internet search, but the search that gets performed is for
> "07songtitle". This behavior might be beyond my ability to fix, as I'm not 
> very
> technically apt.

I've fixed this issue in the Savannah git repo. Now if Emms can read the
metadata for the track then it will do a correct lyric search. Make sure
that your Emms is setup to show track info (section 13 of the emms

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