Softpedia Editor's Review for Minilyrics
Auto display synchronized lyrics in Winamp, WMP, iTunes, RealPlayer, foobar2000
Written by Elena Opris on November 26th, 2012
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Minilyrics is a tool that integrates into Winamp, Windows Media Player, iTunes, RealPlayer, foobar2000, VLC Media Player (to name a few) in order to automatically display lyrics for songs.
During the installation process, you have to choose one or several media players, so that Minilyrics can install a supported plugin.
For instance, we chose VLC Media Player. Unfortunately, there are no guidelines to show how you are supposed to activate Minilyrics. In VLC, you have to go to Preferences, view all settings, go to Control Interfaces, and here you must enable Minilyrics, after which you have to restart VLC.
The interface of Minilyrics is completely customizable, so you can select from several skins - Fantasy, iTunes Mode, Windows 7, Metal, Modern, and several others.
Once you load a music file, Minilyrics automatically searches for the correspondent lyrics within its database. Of course, some of the lyrics are not accurate, but there is a possibility to correct them in an editor.
You can rate and upload lyrics, save them as a LRC file, select character encoding, select lyrics floating mode or lyrics bar mode, or configure display options - adjust hue, enable mouse click-through, enable karaoke display mode, or select vertical scrolling, double line, single line, horizontal scrolling, static text, or movie subtitle style.
The application uses a small amount of system memory, but we have encountered some irritating glitches. For example, every time you switch to another window and then return to Minilyrics, the interface freezes. The solution is to minimize the windows to tray and then restore Minilyrics.
Overall, Minilyrics is definitely a fun way to break the ice at any party. Despite the downsides, it’s pretty cool to work with, especially that it integrates into so many popular players.
Here are some key features of "Minilyrics":
· Automatic lyrics display for your favorite songs
· Cool skins
Compatibility with 22 players:
· Windows Media Player
· Zune software
· Apple iTunes
· VLC Media Player
· Quintessential Player
· The KMPlayer
· Yahoo! Music Engine
· J. River Media Center
· J. River Media Jukebox
· Helium Music Manager
· One of the supported players must be installed in order to run Minilyrics
· Registration reminder screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fixed: Support Helium Music Manager 9
· Fixed: Disable MiniLyrics global hotkey by default.
· Fixed: Support activate MiniLyrics without internet connections.
MiniLyrics for Mac OS X:
· Fixed: Support mouse click through option.
· Fixed: Transparent area shall not accept mouse click.