Lyricfier 0.2.5 the most stable release, enables you to follow the lyrics of a song been played on your spotify music app. This is a replacement for musixmatch lyrics interface which used to be available on spotify UI interface but was later removed, following the end of partnership between Spotify and musixmatch. So that lyrics button that was available on the spofity music app is no longer there.
Lyricfier is an electron app that integrates and communicates with Spotify Desktop Client to detect and get the current song playing and then look for a matching lyric scraping the web.
We retrieve the current song of spotify client using the spotify built-in web server that allow us to ask for the current status of the player. The built-in web server could run in a range of ports starting at 4370. Lyricfier will launch multiple connections hoping to find the actual port.
The only negative side to the software is that the songs lyrics don’t auto scroll as the songs play, hence you would have to rely on the conventional way of manual scrolling with your mouse button or possible with your keyboard arrows.
Lyricfier 0.2.5 Changelog
- Loop errors connecting spotify
- Preventing multiple spamming toastrs messages
- Normalizing common titles (remastered / live / mono…)
How to install Lyricfier on Ubuntu 17.04 and below
This tutorial is assuming you have already install spotify and its running on your desktop. If you haven’t then you need to install Spotify first and ensure its running in the background before you proceed.
- Now download, setup and run Lyricfier
cd ~/Download mkdir lyricfier cd lyricfier wget https://github.com/emilioastarita/lyricfier/releases/download/0.2.5/lyricfier-win32-x64.zip unzip lyricfier-win32-x64.zip
Now lets fix some bugs noticed
- First bug identified is “Current song error: No song“. Follow the steps below to fix that
wget https://github.com/emilioastarita/lyricfier/files/852262/mol_lyricfier.zip unzip mol_lyricfier.zip mv SpotifyService.* resources/app/render/
- Next bug identified is “Sorry, couldn’t find lyrics for this song“. Follow the steps below to fix this
wget https://github.com/emilioastarita/lyricfier/files/1176862/fix_lyrics_not_found.zip unzip fix_lyrics_not_found.zip mv Searcher* resources/app/render/
- Now launch lyricfier and play your song on Spotify