Instant-Lyrics

Shows lyrics of the currently playing Spotify song, or any song, instantly.

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Instant-Lyrics

Instantly fetches the lyrics of the currently playing spotify song, or any song, and displays it on a window.

A linux application with a very convinient GUI. Build with Python Gtk+3 (gi).

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Compatibility

Installation

You can either download an AppImage or install from source.

AppImage

AppImage runs on most of the Linux distros.

  1. Download the .AppImage file of the latest version from the releases

  2. Make the file executable (two ways):

    • Open terminal. Go to the directory of the downloaded AppImage file. Run the command: chmod a+x filename.AppImage. (where filename is your downloaded AppImage)

    • Or you can also use GUI: (see this)

  3. Run the file by double-clicking it. (or from terminal using the command: ./filename.AppImage)

  4. The first time you run it, it will ask you to integrate the file with system. Click Yes. This will create a desktop entry in you Applications list, and you can start the app from your Applications also.

From Source

To install from source, you will need to install the required dependencies first (shown below):

Requirements

Shown below is installation and running with Python 2.

For Ubuntu/Debian based systems:

sudo apt install python-gi python-dbus gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1
sudo apt install python-requests python-bs4 python-lxml

(requests, lxml and bs4 can be install from pip also: pip install requests lxml beautifiulsoup4)

For Arch users

sudo pacman -S python2-dbus python2-requests python2-lxml python2-beautifulsoup4 python2-gobject libappindicator-gtk3

Fedora (not tested yet)

sudo dnf install dbus-python python-gobject libappindicator-gtk3 python2-requests python-beautifulsoup4 python2-lxml

Install from source

  1. Download the zip archive from the releases and extract it. (Or clone this repository. git clone https://github.com/bhrigu123/Instant-Lyrics.git

  2. Go inside the cloned/extracted folder cd Instant-Lyrics/

  3. Run the command python InstantLyrics.py

The icon will appear in the system tray (indicator panel). You can start using the application from there.


Creating a launcher shortcut

If you have installed from source, you can either use the application from the terminal, or create a launcher shortcut (which will add the application in your launcher menu):

Launcher

You can find several ways of doing so. You can also follow the below steps:

(From the terminal)

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=Instant Lyrics
Comment=Show lyrics of songs instantly
Icon=[path of icon]
Exec=python [path of python file]
Terminal=false

Replace [path of icon] with the complete path of the icon. The icon is present in icons/instant-lyrics.svg inside the root directory of the repository.

Replace [path of python file] with the complete path of the file InstantLyrics.py which is also in the root directory of the repo.

These two lines should look something like:

Icon=/home/ubuntu/Instant-Lyrics/icons/instant-lyrics.svg
Exec=python /home/ubuntu/Instant-Lyrics/InstantLyrics.py

You should be able to see the Instant Lyrics application shortcut in your launcher menu.

Contribution

Create an issue to discuss the changes/modifications before sending a PR.

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The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2017 Bhrigu Srivastava http://bhrigu.me

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