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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - 2002-10-30
Last edited by Marc_Guay - 2008-12-12

FS#491 - Karaoke mode (ID3 Lyric Display)

Apparently within the ID3 spec there is a standard to
display timed lyrics.

As far as I know this hasn’t been implemented or
suggested in any of the Rockbox postings so far.

If there is no timing information or it’s in an invalid format
within the ID3 Lyrics tag, then you could possibly
display lyrics a line at a time and allow a keypress to
read the next line?

There is obviously more scope for bouncing ball effects
etc. on the recorder - but displaying a line or two of text
on the player isn’t a problem, and it could be configured
with a karaoke WPS file to define scrolling effect etc.

My girlfriend and I look forward to the day when we can
huddle together in front of the archos and sing J-POP
songs together.

All the best, Mark Campbell
[mqarkcambie@hotmail.com]

Closed by  zagor
2008-12-12 15:40
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Additional comments about closing:  

Closing all feature requests.

Anonymous Submitter commented on 2003-01-29 16:09

There is a well known format for lyrics (.lrc files) that
basically goes like this simple example :
[00:05] lalallalalalal
[01:12] la la lala alala
[01:35] and I love youuuuuu
…and so on.

Generally, the lyric file has the same name than the mp3 file
except the extention is .lrc instead of .mp3.
There are many winamp plugins that can read this format.

I think it’d be fine if it was just the lyrics in the ID3 tags that come along with iTunes. It could be like the iPod. One could push a button, and then scroll through the lyrics. Seems reasonable, yes? The karaoke lyrics could be another option, but I think the base part of just including lyrics should be included

Related to this, but different (using CDG Karaoke files, which are much more common than lrc files):
http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/8376

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