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Lyrics Player is a macOS app to play songs and view corresponding lyrics. It is created for professional and amateur singers who use backing tracks during performances.

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Main LyricsPlayer features:

  • Play mp3 / wav files and display saved lyrics during playback
  • Add and edit song lyrics
  • Change lyrics font size
  • Edit song name
  • 4 play modes: 
    • Play all
    • Stop after current
    • Repeat current
    • Repeat all
  • Crossfade, fade-in, fade-out
  • Save, load and shuffle playlist
  • Show Player and Playlist in separate windows

Selecting files.

Press the Open button and select files or Go to Menu -> File -> Open (⌘R). Alternatively, drag files or folders. In case you drag it to the playlist view songs will be added to the playlist. In case you drag files to the player view, songs will be added to the bottom of the playlist and the first song of last added will start to play.

Player controls

To choose what should happen after the current song ends, select one of the player modes:

  • “Play all” (default) – all songs from the playlist will be played one after another.
  • “Stop” – playback will stop after the current playing song.
  • “Repeat” – current playing song will repeat.
  • “Repeat all” – the current playlist will repeat.

To keep the LyricsPlayer window on top of all running apps press the Pin button.

 

To enable or disable crossfade, fade-in, fade-out effects press corresponding button and enter the duration in seconds.

To change whether you want to see remaining or elapsed time click on Time label.

To play / pause / stop current track press corresponding button or Space key.

To fast forward or rewind press corresponding button or Arrow Left / Right key. Alternatively, drag Time progress bar.

To play previous or next track press corresponding buttons.

To go to the beginning of the current track double press Stop button.

To change the player volume drag Volume slider. Alternatively, press  Arrow Up / Down key.

Note that the player’s hotkeys will work only if the player view is active. It becomes active automatically on the song starts and the light color border appears as an indicator. Player view becomes inactive when you click on lyrics view or playlist view. To make it active again press somewhere on the player view.

Lyrics

In case a song has any lyrics text will appear on the screen. 

To change lyrics font size use your trackpad zoom in (+) or out (-).

Also, you can change lyrics font in Menu -> Format -> Font and alignment in Menu -> Format -> Text. In order to see the effect lyrics view must be active. The light color border should be visible as an indicator.

To reset lyrics style go to Menu -> Format -> Font -> Reset style.

To add new lyrics start typing in lyrics view or paste some text. In case you have some unsaved changes lyrics buttons will appear at the bottom of lyrics view. Press Save lyrics (S) to save it or Reset to reset changes.

In case you add some lyrics and try to switch to another song without saving, an alert will appear. The same alert will appear when you try to close the app.

Playlist

Playlist displays track metadata title or file name in case the title is missing.

To start playing the song from the playlist double-tap on any song. Alternatively, press the Enter/Return button on the keyboard.

To select specific songs you can select them using your trackpad. To select all songs in the playlist right-click and press Select All (A) from the dropdown menu.

To change song name click twice on a selected track and change its name. Alternatively, right-click on any song and select Edit from the dropdown menu. Note, that it will change track metadata title, not the file name.

To delete any songs from the playlist select it and press Delete on your keyboard. Alternatively, right-click on any song and select Delete from the dropdown menu.

To go to song location in Finder right-click on any song and select Show in Finder from the dropdown menu.

To save the playlist press the Save button at the bottom of the playlist view.

To load the previously saved playlist press the Load button.

To shuffle songs press the Shuffle button. 

Buy / Restore

After the first install, you have 7 days to try LyricsPlayer with all its features.

After the trial period ends, you can still play music, but the lyrics won’t be displayed, and fade effects won’t be available. You can purchase LyricsPlayer by pressing the “Buy” button on any trial info alerts. Alternatively, go to Menu -> LyricsPlayer -> Buy in the app menu.

In case you bought LyricsPlayer previously with your Apple ID press the “Restore” button and your purchase will be restored.

In case you don’t know exactly whether you bought LyricsPlayer in the past or not, press Buy and start purchasing process. In case you bought LyricsPlayer previously, your purchase will be restored without any charging.

Player / Playlist windows

To show or hide the Playlist window press  Playlist button. 

By default player and playlist windows are joined. It means that when you drag the player window the playlist will also change its position.

To change this behavior go to Menu -> Window and press Separate/Join windows depending on the current state.

On the next app launch, windows will open on the positions saved previously.