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To get Lyrics on Spotify Music – Install Lyricfier on Ubuntu

In this post, we will show you how to install lyricfier on Ubuntu to enable you get Lyrics on Spotify Music. Spotify once had an interface on the desktop client through which you could follow the lyrics of the song that was playing. However, following the end of partnership between Spotify and musixmatch, the lyrics button that was available on the spofity app was no longer there.

With further investment and development work, it wasn’t long before an alternative solution was made available to fill in the gab created by musixmatch.

Introducing Lyricfier an electron app that integrates and communicates with Spotify Desktop Client to detect and get the current song playing and then look for a matching lyric scraping the web.

We retrieve the current song of spotify client using the spotify built-in web server that allow us to ask for the current status of the player. The built-in web server could run in a range of ports starting at 4370. Lyricfier will launch multiple connections hoping to find the actual port.

Install Lyricfier on ubuntu

The only downside to the app is that the songs lyrics don’t auto scroll as the songs play, hence you would have to rely on the conventional way of manual scrolling with your mouse button or pissible with your keyboard arrows.

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Lyricfier 0.2.5 Changelog

  • Loop errors connecting spotify
  • Preventing multiple spamming toastrs messages
  • Normalizing common titles (remastered / live / mono…)

YouTube Video Walk-Through

How to install Lyricfier on Ubuntu 17.04 and below and set it up

  • First make sure you have installed Spotify on your desktop machine > ensure Spotify is running in the background
  • Now follow the steps below to download, setup and run Lyricfier

64bit OS (Same procedure for 32bit users)

cd ~/Download

mkdir lyricfier

cd lyricfier

wget https://github.com/emilioastarita/lyricfier/releases/download/0.2.5/lyricfier-linux-x64.zip

unzip lyricfier-linux-x64.zip

Fix Bugs Identified

  • Now lets fix some issues identified before thsi would work.
  • First bug is “Current song error: No song“. Follow the steps below to fix that
wget https://github.com/emilioastarita/lyricfier/files/852262/mol_lyricfier.zip

unzip mol_lyricfier.zip

mv SpotifyService.* resources/app/render/
  • Next lets fix this error “Sorry, couldn’t find lyrics for this song“. Follow the steps below to fix this
wget https://github.com/emilioastarita/lyricfier/files/1176862/fix_lyrics_not_found.zip

unzip fix_lyrics_not_found.zip

mv Searcher* resources/app/render/
  • Now launch lyricfier and play your song on Spotify
./lyricfier

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Coral
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Coral

This is a very interesting post, as well as explaining how to use this feature you also show if one door closes another one enters. Spotify had lyrics on their music but then had to find a new way and they did it. There’s always a positive in any situation

Admin
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Admin

Thanks for the comment and you are right, one door closes, another opens 🙂

yukti
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yukti

Very beautiful information for music lovers. Very informative of how to use this service and I will pass on this information with my music lover friends

jhilmil
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Great info captured for music lovers..Though I love music but have not entered this part in music love as of now. Shall try Lyricfier soon!

five little doves
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five little doves

Oh I had no idea how to use this feature!! I often look for lyrics for songs as my eldest will ask me do I know them, and not wanting to look like I’m out of touch I have to google them! Now I wont!

Claire
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Claire

That’s pretty interesting! I didn’t know Spotify had lyrics. I always think its important to have lyrics because when I do listen to musics, I always look for one.

Mayuri
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This is such a detailed and informative post. I am a music lover and one thing I love the most is lyrics. I am going to use this information and if I get stuck…I will get back to you. Thanks

Ania Travels
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Oh that’s so cool, I love that you can do it right on spotift, I’m going to have to install this so I can see lyrics.

Rhian Westbury
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I had no idea that there was an option to do this, such a useful add on x

kathryn maher
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I must tell my son about this as he’s a musician and uses Spotify all the time. Lyricfier seems like a great and instant way to get lyrics and my daughter who never stops singing ( admittedly she is very good) would find this app great.

Kim
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What a cool feature! If we could get proper access to spotify here I’d be installing this in a heart beat!

Gee Villaruz
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Wow this is a nice app, I don’t have to google for the lyrics of my favorite songs on spotify. Such convenience and fun…

rhewi montemayor
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rhewi montemayor

What a nice app and this is the first time I heard about this and glad that you share this

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