rrfpacker wrote:It is confusing, and I try to learn as much as I can from the forum before I ask questions.
But now I have another question. Is a .txt file the same as id3v2?
No. txt files are regular files that you would save if, for example, you were to type something out in notepad and then save. lrc files, by contrast are files that are essentially the same as txt files, but the lrc extension indicates that timestamps are included in the file (so that when minilyrics reads them, the lyrics will be synchronized.)
rrfpacker wrote:If the .txt files are not being embedded, why would I continue to use ML instead of something else? Seems like a lot of extra work. I have even tried to save the text file by right-clicking, choosing Lyrics/Save lyrics in mp3/choosing ANSI (by the way, does it matter if I choose ANSI or Unicode?)/and then the appropriate id3v2 or v3. I get an error saying the process could not be done as the mp3 is being used by something else. I'm guessing that is because it is being played, but OMG who has time for all of that???
txt files can be embedded, but only to the ID3v2 unsynchronized tag. When you right click, choose 'lyrics/save lyrics in mp3', you'll always see that error (it's not really an error, but a warning). Since minilyrics can't make the change to the file (because MediaMonkey is already accessing it), Minilyrics is just saying that it will make the change to the file once the file is no longer being accessed (so basically when another song begins to play).
rrfpacker wrote:Thank you again for your help. Guess I will keep searching for a lyrics embedder.
I've tried almost everything, and I've found Minilyrics to be the best option IMO. That is of course, if you like the synchronized lyrics. If you just want static lyrics, with a panel to view them in, Lyricator
+ Gege's lyrics and comment viewer
is probably the best option.