Show synced lyrics with your favorite media player on Linux.
OSD Lyrics is a desktop application to view lyrics compatible with various media players. It is not a plugin but a standalone program. OSD Lyrics shows lyrics on your desktop, in the style similar to KaraOK. It also provides another displaying style, in which lyrics scroll from bottom to top. OSD Lyrics can download lyrics from the network automatically.
OSD Lyrics is released under GPL v3. See LICENSE for more detail.
How to use
To use OSD Lyrics, just launch your media player, then launch OSD Lyrics. OSD Lyrics will detect and connect to the media player.
How to install
On Ubuntu, the following packages need to be installed to compile OSD Lyrics:
- Python 2.6+/3.4+
- Python (either one):
- Python 2: python (>= 2.6), python-future, python-gi (>= 3.11.1)
- Python 3: python3 (>= 3.4), python3-future, python3-gi (>= 3.11.1)
- Supported players:
- MPD: mpd (>= 0.16.0), python-mpd
You can use git to clone our repository with the latest changes, use the following command:
git clone https://github.com/osdlyrics/osdlyrics.git
After cloning the repository and installing dependencies, issue the following commands at the cloned directory to build and install:
./autogen.sh ./configure --prefix=/usr PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2 make sudo make install
You can read more at Building wiki page.
Check Troubleshooting wiki page for more detailed help.
The official source repository is on Github: https://github.com/osdlyrics/osdlyrics
If there is any feature request, suggestion, or bug, feel free to report them in issues page.
You can contact the developers for fast support through our discord server.
How to contribute
We adopt GitHub flow for development, this means you can use GitHub issues, projects and pull requests pages to respectively submit bugs/suggestions, take a look at current roadmap/Kanban and submit changes.
You can read more at Contributing wiki page.
Thanks to all the people who have directly or indirectly helped in the development of this project. Special thanks to the original author "Tiger Soldier", first contributors "Sarlmol Apple", "Simply Zhao" and everybody else listed at contributors page.