Since a few years ago I stopped listening to CDs and began to listen to mp3 only. At the begining I continued to buy the CDs to support the artist, but later I started to buy the album direct online as mp3. The problem is, that by this, I don't have the lyrics for the songs. For the "commercial" or popular music it is not a big problem, but for others there are no lyrics on the Internet.

How can I make use of the ID3-tag for the lyrics? Is there a music store that adds lyrics to the mp3 files sold? Can this be done with Ubuntu One? Another alternative would be to have an Internet lyrics databases like musixmatch.com supported.

  • What music player do you use? There might be a lyrics plugin.
    – Takkat
    Oct 7, 2012 at 21:21
  • On Ubuntu I use Rthmbox, with a plugin for lyrics. On Android the player from musicmath, but with both without any lyrics. The question was not, how can I find one, but more, why Ubuntu Music Store don´t publish the lyric with the mp3.
    – puchrojo
    Oct 7, 2012 at 21:35
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    Are you using the default lyrics plugin or a third-party lyrics plugin such as one from my PPA? askubuntu.com/questions/147942/…
    – fossfreedom
    Oct 7, 2012 at 21:41
  • Thanks fossfreedom, I'm now using the plugins from you ppa.
    – puchrojo
    Oct 8, 2012 at 11:20

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In case our mp3 files are not already tagged with lyrics (which is the usual case unfortunately) there are several other approaches to have access to lyrics while listening to mp3 music:


I wrote this script for Auto Tagging Lyrics in mp3 files

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