Lyricator v1.5.1 (2020-03-22)

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Re: Lyricator v1.5.1 (2020-03-22)

by TekGamer » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:27 pm

dsmall@comporium.net wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:02 am If there is someone out there who does technical support, I have noticed a pattern on this error. It seems to occur after opening Lyricator successfully and either closing or saving the result to close the service. It is acting like there is a code remnant remaining in memory that is causing a failure when Lyricator attempts to open it again. It may be a system service, a Lyricator code service or even a MediaMonkey service - not sure. Just a thought. I am also having problems with songs being resident in the Media Monkey library resulting in Lyricator opening quickly and closing. When this happens, I have to open the songs properties, close the song and then open Lyricator. I rescanned the specific hard drive directory and then rescanned the complete music library to the MediaMonkey library and this only seems to work once (if at all).

I looked in Task Manager under details and found I was running Media-Monkey (non-skinned). Does this make a difference?

I ran another test. Opened MediaMonkey, selected a file, ran Lyricator: quick open and close. Used properties to open the file and then did a close. Opened Lyricator (using the icon) and it worked. Selected a second file and opened lyricator (quick fail again) and repeated opening/closing properties. Opened Lyricator and got the white box with data previously reported and then nothing. Closed MediaMonkey and reopened it after checking task manager to insure mediamonkey was gone. Selected file and opened Lyricator - fast failure again. Opened/closed properties and then ran lyricator (from icon) and got the white box again. Closed / opened media monkey and ran the same test with initiating lyricator from the right click option. Again got the white box. Rebooted the machine, opened mediamonkey, selected a file, ran lyricator - quick open and close again. Used properties to open/close, ran lyricator (as above) and it worked. After closing the lyricator box, selected another file, and following tests all resulted in a white box.

I do have the new Edge installed.

I hope this helps.
I have the same behavior with Lyricator, and I have the save issue when MM4 is running skinned.

Re: Lyricator v1.5.1 (2020-03-22)

by dsmall@comporium.net » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:02 am

If there is someone out there who does technical support, I have noticed a pattern on this error. It seems to occur after opening Lyricator successfully and either closing or saving the result to close the service. It is acting like there is a code remnant remaining in memory that is causing a failure when Lyricator attempts to open it again. It may be a system service, a Lyricator code service or even a MediaMonkey service - not sure. Just a thought. I am also having problems with songs being resident in the Media Monkey library resulting in Lyricator opening quickly and closing. When this happens, I have to open the songs properties, close the song and then open Lyricator. I rescanned the specific hard drive directory and then rescanned the complete music library to the MediaMonkey library and this only seems to work once (if at all).

I looked in Task Manager under details and found I was running Media-Monkey (non-skinned). Does this make a difference?

I ran another test. Opened MediaMonkey, selected a file, ran Lyricator: quick open and close. Used properties to open the file and then did a close. Opened Lyricator (using the icon) and it worked. Selected a second file and opened lyricator (quick fail again) and repeated opening/closing properties. Opened Lyricator and got the white box with data previously reported and then nothing. Closed MediaMonkey and reopened it after checking task manager to insure mediamonkey was gone. Selected file and opened Lyricator - fast failure again. Opened/closed properties and then ran lyricator (from icon) and got the white box again. Closed / opened media monkey and ran the same test with initiating lyricator from the right click option. Again got the white box. Rebooted the machine, opened mediamonkey, selected a file, ran lyricator - quick open and close again. Used properties to open/close, ran lyricator (as above) and it worked. After closing the lyricator box, selected another file, and following tests all resulted in a white box.

I do have the new Edge installed.

I hope this helps.

Re: Lyricator v1.5.1 (2020-03-22)

by jaygould » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:55 pm

For me it also seems to make a difference if I start Lyricator from the Extras - Scripts-Menu compared to right-clicking on marked files and then Lyricator - All configured files (the latter works more reliably, starting it from the menu often just "loads" forever without actually fetching any lyrics).

Re: Lyricator v1.5.1 (2020-03-22)

by dsmall@comporium.net » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:49 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried so many combinations and non work consistently. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. I also get a ton of immediate screen blinks when I start Lyricator. I have learned to open properties and then close it before starting Lyricator. For some reason, files are not getting in MM directory. MM really has a lot of great functionality but it is complex to use.

Dave

Re: Lyricator v1.5.1 (2020-03-22)

by jaygould » Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:20 pm

dsmall@comporium.net wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:17 pmI keep getting the following screen when I right click a file and run Lyricator. Occasionally I get the real search presentation.
Getting the exact same thing. Found out the following: Clicking "Search for lyrics" breaks Lyricator, workaround: Restart MediaMonkey.
Once I click "Search for lyrics" when listening to a song, Lyricator is broken again, another restart fixes this. Annoying but works for me.

Re: Lyricator v1.5.1 (2020-03-22)

by dsmall@comporium.net » Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:17 pm

I keep getting the following screen when I right click a file and run Lyricator. Occasionally I get the real search presentation. Any thoughts?


0

K.C & The Sunshine Band

Wrap Your Arms Around Me

It is a totally unformatted screen and there is a box where a missing image exists. I tried to paste a copy of the screen but could not.

Re: Lyricator v1.5.1 (2020-03-22)

by gibbon » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:23 am

Source Elyrics:

At the moment I get crap from Elyrics. In the middle of the lyrics the reading stops and crap is inserted.

Example:
Artist: Magnolia Electric Co.
Title: Kanawha

Result:
Wolf and the moon above it all
One to watch one to understand
And in the dark they circle the dark
With the dark again

And all at once they come for you [2x]

Wolf and the moon above it all
<ins class="adsbygoogle" style="width: 300px; height: 250px; display: inline-block;" data-ad-slot="1869312781" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4801415104534511">
<script>(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});<
script>

Lyrics provided by: ELyrics.com</script></ins>
After "Wolf and the moon above it all" before the stuff there are 4 lines of additional lyrics text missing.

Re: Lyricator v1.1.3 (2014-01-18)

by Tippon » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:55 pm

LyricWikia often lists some lyrics but goes on to say "Unfortunately, we are not licensed to display the full lyrics for this song at the moment. Hopefully we will be able to in the future. Until then, how about a random page?". I'd like to be able to use them as a last resort.
I'm getting this error fairly regularly at the moment, even if I disable all sources except one as a test. I've tried a few of the options. I'm also getting the same error as jaygould above.

Re: Lyricator v1.5.1 (2020-03-22)

by jaygould » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:34 pm

In MMW 4.1.29.1910 the Lyricator-windows looks like this for me all the time - somehow I can't post an image or include an images from a free image hoster, but it's all white, in the upper left corner there a small "X"-icon, below that something that looks like an unchecked checkbox, next line: "0", next line "<band>", next line "<album>". That's it.

Anybody knows how to fix this? Using the latest versino of Edge (Version 84.0.522.52), is there some setting I'm missing? Or do I need to make some change to the Windows firewall (using Windows 10)?

Kind regards

Lyricator not finding any lyrics

by Theophilus Thistle » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:16 pm

This add-on seemed to be working last week. Now, MM says it is searching for the lyrics but it never finds any. I have tried every lyrics source. Can anyone help with this? I am on a PC.

Problems with Musixmatch

by gibbon » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:42 am

I am experiencing problems with the Musixmatch-Source.

I made some tests with this album that is listed on Musixmatchg but isn't found with Lyricator:
https://www.musixmatch.com/album/Courtn ... -Your-Side

The artists tag is: Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton.
As you can see Musixmatch uses "Courtney-Hartman-Taylor-Ashton" in the URL listed above.

So I tested some changes in the Artist tag and one change worked:
Courtney Hartman Taylor Ashton

The created search-string of the Lyricator for Musixmatch is apparently wrong if a "&" is in the artist tag. A solution seems to be to simply drop the "&" in the search string.
The variations that Lyricator creates during the search (i.e. dropping everything after &) don't work.

So I suggest to add an additional search-variation where the "&" is simply dropped.

Re: Lyricator v1.5.1 (2020-03-22)

by mhendu » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:58 pm

Have been using this extension quite a bit lately - kudos to the developer.

As a suggestion (assuming you're open to feature requests), would be great to have a 'batch' mode where the script auto-accepts lyrics at some threshold (possibly user-defined) without requiring the user to interact with the window and accept/reject lyrics. I'm tagging thousands of tracks and would much prefer to have some tracks skipped where the extension is less certain of a match than to have a bunch of tracks that require my manual review before they're tagged.

Thanks for the great work on the extension!

Re: Lyricator v1.5.1 (2020-03-22)

by gibbon » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:55 am

thehammer wrote: Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:25 am I'm not sure what the mechanism is but some of them are based on how many lookups per minute come from an IP address.
The problem of inconsitensy cannot be related to that because I Looked up single songs and tested the songs one after the other. There were always about a minute pause between the lookups. And it happened that the one song did not work, the next ones worked and after a while one in the row did not work.

Re: Lyricator v1.5.1 (2020-03-22)

by thehammer » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:25 am

gibbon wrote: Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:13 am Good News:
Genius works again.
Bad News:
I don't know exactly why.
Problem:
It does not work reliable.

I made some tests and changed some parameters. So I switched the standard browser to edge and back to chrome, deleted cookies ...
Always after changing 1 of these parameters I tested Genius each time. The problem was, that I tested it with "Beatles - Yesterday" and because before Genius was not working at all, I had not noticed that Genius also needs "The Beatles" as artist to find the song.
So I don't know which change or whether a change at all made it work again.

So I made some more tests and choose the Album: "Queen - Queen II". This album is listed on Genius and the lyrics of all songs are available. The writing of the tracks are the same as in my tags.
These songs gave no results:
Father to Son
Never More
Funny How Love Is
Seven Seas of Rhye

The others of the album did.

And to make the unpredictable behaviour of the Genius-source complete:
Before taken the album "Queen II" I tested with another album not really systematic. There the song "Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody" did not work. After some time I tested it again and the song worked. After a restart and some time again it did not work.
So now I tested (about 1 hour later) the above mentioned songs again and "Funny How Love IS" and "Never More" worked this time.

In the past I already wrote here that I often find lyrics at Genius manually with my browser that Lyricator did not find.
Thanks for the update. The reason I ask about Edge is because Lyricator is written in both Visual Basic and Javascript and uses Edge as the browser when launching the lyrics search window. As far as the inconsistency of success with Genius, it could be some throttling or IP blocking that has happened in the past with other lyrics sites. They sometimes have some mechanism that they use to determine if the lookup is robot based or an actual user on a browser. I'm not sure what the mechanism is but some of them are based on how many lookups per minute come from an IP address. There are waits built into Lyricator that keep it from bombarding a site with searches and thus getting throttled by the lyrics sites, and maybe Genius needs to be increased. It is currently set to a 1 second delay between requests.

Re: Lyricator v1.5.1 (2020-03-22)

by gibbon » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:13 am

Good News:
Genius works again.
Bad News:
I don't know exactly why.
Problem:
It does not work reliable.

I made some tests and changed some parameters. So I switched the standard browser to edge and back to chrome, deleted cookies ...
Always after changing 1 of these parameters I tested Genius each time. The problem was, that I tested it with "Beatles - Yesterday" and because before Genius was not working at all, I had not noticed that Genius also needs "The Beatles" as artist to find the song.
So I don't know which change or whether a change at all made it work again.

So I made some more tests and choose the Album: "Queen - Queen II". This album is listed on Genius and the lyrics of all songs are available. The writing of the tracks are the same as in my tags.
These songs gave no results:
Father to Son
Never More
Funny How Love Is
Seven Seas of Rhye

The others of the album did.

And to make the unpredictable behaviour of the Genius-source complete:
Before taken the album "Queen II" I tested with another album not really systematic. There the song "Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody" did not work. After some time I tested it again and the song worked. After a restart and some time again it did not work.
So now I tested (about 1 hour later) the above mentioned songs again and "Funny How Love IS" and "Never More" worked this time.

In the past I already wrote here that I often find lyrics at Genius manually with my browser that Lyricator did not find.

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