Display Scrolling Lyrics with LrcShow-X in Amarok
The lyrics display widget inside Amarok is great, but it has several weakness:
- No local storage for the lyrics, everytime a song is played, it needs to search online and fetch the lyrics.
- The lyrics is static, so that you need to search for the lines if you are not following the song from the beginning.
LrcShow-X is a program that i found recently that will overcome those weaknesses mention above. It will scroll and highlight currently playing line and it can store and fetch the lyrics locally.Install
It is very to install, follow this steps:
- Download the compressed LrcShow-X binaries here
- Extract them into any directory ( which i recommend extract it into your home directory )
- Download the LrcShow-X Amarok script here
- Go to "Tools->Script Manager" in Amarok and click "Install Script"
- Point to the file "103180-lrcShow-X_starter.amarokscript.tar.gz", You would be prompt for the folder you extracted the LrcShow-X binaries.
- You would be prompt to restart Amarok once it is successfully installed
- After restarting into Amarok, go to "Tools-> Script Manager" again and enable lrc-ShowX starter". You would be asked to select the folder you extracted the file in Step 2.
- All you have to do after this is enable it by clicking "Tools->Script Manager->Enable lrcShow-X". You could always enable or disable it by toggling it here.
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this is a better lrcShow-X starter, since it could auto launch or shut down with amarok2