Unlock the Magic of Music: How to Showcase Song Lyrics in VLC Media Player

Unlock the Magic of Music: How to Showcase Song Lyrics in VLC Media Player

Ah, music – the universal language that speaks to the depths of our souls. As an avid music lover, I find solace and joy in immersing myself in the harmonious melodies and heartfelt lyrics of my favorite songs. And what better way to enhance this experience than by displaying the lyrics right in my VLC Media Player?

Now, I’m sure you’ve had those moments when you’re singing along, only to stumble upon those tricky lines that leave you tongue-tied. Fear not, my friend! I’m here to guide you through the enchanting process of showcasing song lyrics using VLC Media Player.

Step 1: Prepare the Lyrics

First things first, let’s gather the enchanting lyrics that will weave through your ears, heart, and soul. Find the lyrics of the song you wish to display and copy them into a text file, making sure to save it with a .txt extension. Remember to double-check for any typos or errors – precision is key!

Step 2: Create a Subtitle File

Oh, the magic of subtitles! They bring life and clarity to the captivating stories playing before our eyes. To achieve the same effect with your song lyrics, we’ll need to create a subtitle file. Fear not, for it’s easier than it sounds. Open a plain text editor (such as Notepad), paste the lyrics into it, and save the file with a .srt extension. Don’t forget to check if the encoding matches the lyrics’ language to avoid any sorcery-induced mishaps.

Step 3: Open VLC Media Player

Now, let the enchantment come alive! Launch VLC Media Player and open the desired song by clicking on ‘Media’ in the menu bar and selecting ‘Open File.’ Select the melody that sets your spirit ablaze, and let the magic unfold.

Step 4: Enable Subtitles

To unravel the charm of the lyrics in your VLC Media Player, navigate to the ‘Subtitles’ tab and select ‘Add Subtitle File.’ Locate the subtitle file you created, and click ‘Open.’ Like a key unlocking an ancient treasure, this action will bring forth the lyrical enchantment you seek.

Step 5: Adjust Subtitle Settings

Ah, the beauty lies in the details! Let’s weave a personalized spell by adjusting the subtitle settings to match your preferences. Right-click anywhere within the VLC Media Player window and select ‘Subtitles,’ followed by ‘Subtitle Track,’ and finally, ‘Track 1.’ Here, you can unleash your creativity and customize the font, size, and style to make the lyrics truly mesmerizing.

Step 6: Experience the Melodic Journey

Now that everything is perfectly in tune, let the music flow through your being and embark on a melodic voyage. As the harmonious melodies fill the air, the lyrics will gracefully dance across the screen, inviting you to sing along, feel the rhythm, and surrender to the magic of music.

Remember, my fellow adventurer, the power of music lies not only in its sound but also in the emotions it evokes. By displaying song lyrics in VLC Media Player, you unlock a world where you can understand, feel, and connect with the magical stories that lie within each lyric. So go forth, immerse yourself in the symphony of words and melodies, and let the music work its enchantment like never before.

How to Display Song Lyrics in VLC Media Player

Hey there, I’ve got an awesome alternative for you to check out! Forget about Windows Media Player and the Groove Music app in Windows 10, because the VLC media player is where it’s at. Trust me, it’s got everything you need to enjoy videos, music, and even YouTube!

But hold on, there’s more! VLC also offers some cool extra features that you can add to it. One of these is MiniLyrics, a nifty plugin that displays the lyrics of the songs you play in VLC.

Now, here’s how you get those lyrics popping up in VLC. First, save the MiniLyrics setup for Windows from this page. Just click on that enticing “Download MiniLyrics for Windows” button and save the setup file.

Once the download is complete, double-click on the MiniLyrics.exe file to open up the setup window. Make sure to choose a full install for the plugin. Then, click “Next” and decide where you want the plugin to be installed. Oh, and don’t forget to tick that “Support VLC” checkbox (By the way, you can also enable the plugin with Windows Media Player).

Okay, you’re almost there! After finishing the setup, fire up VLC media player. Now, in the menu bar, go ahead and click on “Tools” and then “Preferences”. Make sure you select “All” to see all the juicy options. Next, click on “Interface” and then “Control Interfaces” to reveal the options below.

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When I’m using VLC media player, there’s a neat feature that automatically displays lyrics for the song I’m currently playing. It’s called MiniLyrics, and here’s how you can enable it:

First, click on this window and find the checkbox that says “MiniLyrics – Auto display lyrics for current playing song.” Make sure it’s selected. After that, just hit the “Save” button. Simple, right?

Now, all that’s left to do is close VLC completely and then open it again. And voila! You’ll see the MiniLyrics plug-in window pop up, just like you see in the screenshot below.

If, for some reason, the MiniLyrics window doesn’t appear, it might be because you have the 64-bit version of VLC installed. Unfortunately, MiniLyrics only works with the 32-bit version of VLC. But don’t worry, it’s an easy fix!

To install the 32-bit version of VLC, all you have to do is visit the official download page and follow the instructions provided there. Once you have the right version installed, you can enjoy the MiniLyrics feature to its fullest!

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To play a song and see its lyrics on VLC, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on the “Media” tab located at the top of the screen.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select “Open File”.
  3. Select the song you want to play from your device.
  4. VLC will start playing the song, and you will see its lyrics displayed on the screen, just like in the screenshot below.
  5. You can also find the lyrics within the MiniLyrics window.

It’s important to note that you can switch between windows on your taskbar, but make sure not to minimize the MiniLyrics window. If you do, the lyrics will disappear from the VLC window.

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But here’s a trick. You can have the lyrics on the VLC window while keeping MiniLyrics minimized. Just go to the Floating Lyrics option. Click on View in the MiniLyrics window and select Floating Lyrics. This will show the lyrics as yellow floating text on the VLC window, even if MiniLyrics is minimized.

The MiniLyrics app also lets you customize the skin. Go to the MiniLyrics menu bar and select Skins to see the options. From there, you can choose a different skin for the app.

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To explore additional choices in MiniLyrics, simply go to View and choose Preferences. This will open up a window where you can personalize the colors and style of the lyrics by selecting Themes and Lyrics Display respectively. If you prefer a different way to view the lyrics, you can click on the Vertical scrolling menu and select alternative options.

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Guess what? You can now jam out to your favorite tunes and sing along with the lyrics right in VLC media player. MiniLyrics is the perfect plug-in for some karaoke fun on your computer!

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