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Monday, September 27, 2010

New Lyrics plugin using

I recently came across this cool new service called musixmatch.

They provide lyrics that are actually licensed. Coding a plugin for their alpha API was a breeze.

After installation you will see a new task in the Analysis Options dialog - the one that is shown after you selected some songs and clicked Analyze. This allows you to batch-fetch lyrics.

For the time being, you may run into daily request limits, i.e. after X number of requests you may see 401 or 402 errors. You might want to try again the next day.

Also, please note that this plugin may cease to work, once their service goes into official production or the (not yet completely stable) API is changed. That aside, it probably won't work after 11/2010.

People interested in coding plugins for beaTunes, might want to look at the provided source code. Anyhow - here it is:


(installation instructions for beaTunes plugins)

Update 9/29/2010

Due to changes in the musixmatch API, the 1.0.0 version of the plugin broke (well, that's what happens when using alpha APIs). I fixed the issue and updated the links above to point to a new version, 1.0.1. When updating the plugin, please make sure you remove any older versions of the plugin.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems not to work with BT3.

May 22, 2011 at 10:25:00 AM EST  
Blogger beaTunes said...

At this point I don't even know, whether it still works with beaTunes 2.x... but since the plugin API for beaTunes 3 changes significantly, non of the existing beaTunes 2 plugins will still work. That said, most of them are available in updated versions for beaTunes 3. You can access and install them through the new plugin manager in the beaTunes 3 preferences.

May 22, 2011 at 10:58:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How to instal this plugin in beaTunes 3.5.2?

March 2, 2012 at 9:08:00 AM EST  
Blogger beaTunes said...

There is a link to installation instructions in the post. However, due to changes in beaTunes, the plugin shouldn't work anymore for 3.5.2.

March 2, 2012 at 9:37:00 AM EST  

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