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edp
2004-06-11, 20:18
I know this is a silly idea and the file formats don't support it but...

I was listening to an album (Hairspray soundtrack) on my Squeezebox and felt
like singing along. What I wanted was for the lyrics to appear on the
Squeezebox display in time with the music....

Derek

P McDowell
2004-06-11, 21:23
"edp" <edp (AT) hemispherics (DOT) com> wrote in message
news:200406120312.i5C3Ckf9018263 (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com...
> I know this is a silly idea and the file formats don't support it but...
>
> I was listening to an album (Hairspray soundtrack) on my Squeezebox and
felt
> like singing along. What I wanted was for the lyrics to appear on the
> Squeezebox display in time with the music....
>
> Derek

Squeezebox could also be used as a MoPix http://ncam.wgbh.org/mopix/ closed
caption player for the disabled in cinemas, while streaming the DVS
Descriptive Video Service audio to the headphone outlet.
I was investigating Rear Window Caption systems a while ago on behalf of my
hearing impaired son, and the squeeze box looked like an excellent seat back
solution.

Phil Barrett
2004-06-12, 04:01
On 12 Jun 2004, at 04:18, edp wrote:
> I know this is a silly idea and the file formats don't support it
> but...
>
> I was listening to an album (Hairspray soundtrack) on my Squeezebox
> and felt
> like singing along. What I wanted was for the lyrics to appear on the
> Squeezebox display in time with the music....

File formats *do* support it. In my ever-decreasing spare time I've
been working on a screensaver plugin. The following is from my last
post about it two months ago:


.... it supports lyrics in these formats:
- ALC file beside the song file - download from
http://www.iprogramdev.com/alc
- Embedded ALC - as generated by Visual MP3
http://www.iprogramdev.com/vmp3/download.htm
- LRC file beside the song file - download from various sources
- Embedded LYRICS3 - see http://www.id3.org/lyrics3200.html

And there's potential for ID3 SYLT data too if anyone has such files -
see http://www.id3.org/id3v2.3.0.html#sec4.10

Phil