By DB on April 25, 2010

iTunes Plugin To Automatically Show Lyrics For Current Playing Song [Mac Only]

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A vocalist’s voice is not always clear enough for us to understand exactly what words are being sung. If we like the song enough, we try finding out what is actually being sung by visiting one of numerous websites that host song lyrics. Recently however I discovered a tool that us view lyrics to a song as we played it. This tool was Lyrics Plugin and worked on Windows Media Player and Winamp.

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Lyrics Plugin has been a wonderful tool for me and I wanted my Mac-using readers to have access to such a tool as well. I did a little online searching and found exactly what Mac users need: Get Lyrical.

Get Lytical is a free application for Mac systems that works as an iTunes plugin. Sized at only 725KB, users will have the application up and running in no time at all.

Unlike Lyrics Plugin (that presents lyrics to any song being played), we can specify which songs Get Lyrics will show the lyrics of by using one of three options.

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Tag Selection allows us to get lyrics for all the currently selected tracks. Tag Current tags the currently playing track, while Active Tagging monitors iTunes for all tracks that get played and updates them side by side.

Mistakes in the lyrics being shown are very rare. Although when they do happen, we can correct them by editing the lyrics.

The minimum requirements of Get Lyrical are a Mac OS X 10.5 running machine and iTunes 5 or later.





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This is great, the girls are gonna love karaoke night around my house now! Thanks guys

This is the app I’ve been looking for. Thanks for this info. The app works perfectly. There were other apps that had similar functionality but since then they have stopped working (gimmesometune, harmonic, etc)

Check out this little osx app I wrote: it’s way faster than GetLyrical (it does parallel processing of the songs) and has a better UI!
Find it here: http://www.creamdesign.it/blog/archives/280

How do I make the text big enough to use (read) on the screen?

1)HOW IN ITUNES ON A MAC BOOK PRO, MAKE LYRICS OF A SONG TO OPEN AS YOU SELECT A TRACKOR A SONG TO PLAY TO PLAY. tHE LYRICS ARE ADDED IN THE LYRICS OF THE GET INFO.
2) HOW TO INCREASE THE FONT OF THE LYRICS WHEN IT IS PLAYING.ID THERE A SETTING YOU CAN MAKE TO FIX THE FONT SIZE FOR DISPLAY OF LYRICS.

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