FS#491 - Karaoke mode (ID3 Lyric Display)

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - Wednesday, 30 October 2002, 09:33 GMT
Last edited by Marc Guay (Marc_Guay) - Friday, 12 December 2008, 15:40 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category Plugins
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


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
This task depends upon

Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg (zagor)
Friday, 12 December 2008, 15:40 GMT
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by Anonymous Submitter - Wednesday, 29 January 2003, 16:09 GMT

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.
Comment by Harrison (Harisn) - Wednesday, 01 August 2007, 06:21 GMT
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
Comment by Seth Cohn (sethcohn) - Thursday, 27 December 2007, 01:04 GMT
Related to this, but different (using CDG Karaoke files, which are much more common than lrc files):