[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #4479: Add Lyrics visualization to MythMusic

Michael Rice mikerice1969 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 16:50:53 UTC 2008

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 11:08 PM, Petr Stehlik <pstehlik at sophics.cz> wrote:
> MythTV wrote:
> >  > We may even be able to bump the minimum supported version to 1.5 for
> >  0.22. If Mike doesn't mind I'll  sort out the method for retrieving lyrics
> >  information.
> >  As far as retrieving lyrics I haven't made any progress on that yet... so
> >  feel free.  :)
> I had a quick look at two or three different scripts for grabbing the
> lyrics and they all seem to use the same method - pass the song name to
> google.com, sometimes with " lyrics" added to the query... Then they try
> to parse the html output somehow.

Right. I've been playing with php a bit looking into something else
(MRE) and it is pretty easy to grab and parse a web page with it....
but I haven't looked at how the data is stored on the pages from the
many lyrics sites.  I do know that lyrics from the web are not always
correct so we'd likely want some way to edit them.  Considering my
normal interface to Myth is a remote I don't know how that would work.

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