Monday, June 6

Desktop Karaoke Application 'OSD-Lyrics' Updated with Many New Features

Desktop karaoke application OSD-Lyrics has been updated with exciting new features. 

About OSD Lyrics

OSD Lyrics shows lyrics for currently playing song in Karaoke style on your desktop and is compatible with various media players. OSD Lyrics can download lyrics from the network automatically and saves them for any future playbacks.

New Features in this release
  • Support for more players: Clementine, Decibel-audio-player, Gmusicbrowser, Listen, and VLC
  • Display lyrics as a normal window
  • Display lyrics in traditional scrolling mode
  • Added proxy support
  • Uses ttPlayer instead of other lyrics download sites
  • Improved performance with MPRIS-compatible players
How to install and use OSD-Lyrics

Run the following commands to add the PPA and install OSD Lyrics on Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:osd-lyrics/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install osdlyrics

Fedora Packages can be downloaded from here

Now try to launch OSD-Lyrics, but nothing will happen. OSD-Lyrics automatically looks for currently running music players and if no music player is found, it won't launch. This can be easily configured from settings. First launch any of the compatible music players and then run OSD Lyrics from menu. Go to preferences and set auto launch to your favorite music player.

Now onwards, you just need to launch OSD-Lyrics from the menu and the music player will load automatically. Just play any song from your library and immediately you will be asked to select lyrics you want to load. The online lyrics database is quite large and have lyrics for most of the popular songs.

OSD-Lyrics comes with its own appindicator for Ubuntu and you can easily control the music playback and lyric delay from it.

Thats it. Have fun!!


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