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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:05 pm
by chinolofus
paulmt wrote:
chinolofus wrote:i just installed this and all im getting is an empty embedded window. any ideas whats wrong?
Have you installed MiniLyrics?
yeah and i put both the vbs and exe in auto scripts.

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:21 pm
by paulmt
I am fairly new to MM myself, but MiniLyrics is a plug-in. Therefore you need to install the .exe file for MiniLyrics to then extract the "gen_MiniLyrics.dll" which goes into the \MediaMonkey\plugins directory. The embedding script does quiet rightly go into \MediaMonkey\scripts\auto
The plug-in should then show up in Tools\Options within MM

I can't recall whether MiniLyrics does this for you, or if you have to do this manually

Hope this helps.

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:31 pm
by chinolofus
ok i figured it out. i had named the vbs file wrong. its all good now.

one more come some lyrics come up as a list i have to manually scroll when some come up as they are being sung?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:36 pm
by Steegy
If this can help you more:
- Install MiniLyrics ( ) for MediaMonkey. The latest versions of Miniyrics support MediaMonkey without you having to do special tricks. So best use the most recent MiniLyrics version.
- Make sure that MiniLyrics is set to automaticly start up with MediaMonkey.
- Install the auto-script (vbs) and the embedder (exe) in MediaMonkey's Scripts\Auto folder, like you already did.

If it still doesn't work, then:
- Make sure that MediaMonkey is running and the "Embedded MiniLyrics" dockable panel is visible.
- Make sure that MiniLyrics is running.
- Execute >>"C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey\Scripts\Auto\MiniLyrics Embedder Console.exe" embed<< (without >> and <<, using Start > Run)

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:40 pm
by Steegy
Ignore last post...

Lyrics exist in
- "timed" or "scrolling" or "synchronised" version (those that scroll automaticly)
- "static" or "unsynchronised" version (those that have to be scrolled manually)

MiniLyrics has a lot of "synchronised" lyrics. That's why it's such a good and famous program. These lyrics contain timing codes that specify when each line of text starts.
Unsynchronised lyrics are basicly just text files, like the texts you can get from lyrics websites. Using MiniLyrics, you can "upgrade" these lyrics to synchronised lyrics.

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:45 am
by svenni
very, very nice. But how do I make it gray to fit the iTunes skin?

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:53 pm
by Steegy
Right-click MiniLyrics, go to "Skins", and choose a skin from the list. Available skins for iTunes are "iTunes", "iTunes6", "iTunes_5" and "iTunes_SBS".
You can also select "Have nothing on" or something else of course.
The colors, fonts, transparency, background image, ... can be chosen and saved/loaded from within the preferences dialog (Click MiniLyrics, press Ctrl-P, click left on "Lyrics Display").


Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:17 pm
by svenni
iTunes skin and then have nothing on made it happen! Thx to all you beautiful people who makes scripts

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:03 am
by Fatal
hmmm thats a nice one... but there is still something missing (or it isnt and i am too stupid to see it :) )
Is it possible to get the Lyrics saved under "marked Song" -> Options-> Song Text ?

greetings Fatal

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:35 pm
by Steegy
I guess with "marked Song" -> Options-> Song Text you mean the song text (lyrics) you see in the song properties dialog.
MiniLyrics can be set to write lyrics to mp3 files in 3 formats (ID3v2 unsynchronised, ID3v2 synchronised, Lyrics3v2). I think the ID3v2's are enabled by default, and these can be read by MediaMonkey.

When you add new songs to MediaMonkey, the included lyrics are saved in its database. So when you externally change (or add) lyrics, MediaMonkey won't know about it, because it only looks at the information in the database, and not in the file itself (anymore). To make sure that MediaMonkey reflects the latest file information (like lyrics), rescan the music files, or use the "file monitor" functionality (in the Gold version).

If you do that, MediaMonkey will "see" the lyrics that MiniLyrics has added to the songs.

(It's also possible to let MiniLyrics write the lyrics to text files on your hard disk, and then use a MM script to read these and add them to the database.)

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:20 am
by Guest
you know where i can get such a script??



Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:49 am
by Steegy
The current options to use lyrics with MediaMonkey are here: ... 5361#45361

The "EvilTagger" script is probably what you want. It's for Evillyrics, but it should be easy to change it to work with MiniLyrics. But I don't recommend using this way, because the whole point of integrating MiniLyrics is that you can have all beautiful features of this nice program available, and you see scrolling lyrics for almost every song you play (if you enable this).
I only see a possible advantage of your request if you e.g. would like to search with MediaMonkey within song's lyrics. Then the lyrics really have to in the MediaMonkey database.

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:01 pm
by Vasto
How can I have the script automatically write the lyrics to the mp3?

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:50 pm
by Steegy
The script only embeds MiniLyrics ("external" program) into MediaMonkey.

You can set MiniLyrics to automaticly write the lyrics to mp3 using its settings.
Click on MiniLyrics and press Ctrl+P, or alternatively right-click MiniLyrics and choose Tools > Preferences...

Once you're in the options dialog, click on "Lyrics Download" in the left pane. Then, in the right pane you can choose whether to (and how to) automaticly download lyrics, and in which mp3 tags it has to save the lyrics (ID3v2 unsync'ed, ID3v2 sync'ed, Lyrics3v2).


Works like a charm

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:37 pm
by Andario
I just wanted to say thank you for this amazing script, I´ve been using it for a couple days and it works perfectly.

Probably the most interesting enhacement for MM I found so far.