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Author Topic: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics  (Read 4009 times)

skwire

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NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« on: December 31, 2016, 11:35 PM »
NANY 2017 Entry Information

Application Name sLyrics
Supported OSes Windows 7/8/10 (Probably works, but not tested, on Windows XP/Vista)
Web Page Website
Download Link Download
Author Jody Holmes (Skwire Empire)

Description
Lyric app using the ChartLyrics API from the ChartLyrics website.

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Usage
Installation
Download the zip file and extract its contents into a new folder.  Run sLyrics.exe to start the application.

Uninstallation
Exit the application and delete the folder you unzipped it to.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2017, 05:39 PM by skwire »

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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 11:36 PM »
Unfortunately, at this time, it appears that the ChartLyrics website is down.  It was up a few days ago so, hopefully, it comes back up in a few days and you can actually use this application.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2016, 11:48 PM by skwire »

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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 10:30 AM »
I've uploaded v1.0.2 with better startup checking for Windows 10. The ChartLyrics site still isn't up at the time of this post but at least sLyrics shouldn't go unresponsive now. I'm pretty frustrated that the ChartLyrics website went unreachable after developing this app. The site has been flakey in the past, but not to this extent. If anybody knows of another free lyrics site with a free API, feel free to let me know.

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v1.0.2 - 2017-01-02
    * Better ChartLyrics.com API checking at startup.  (Thanks, joby_toss)

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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 11:30 AM »
I've uploaded v1.0.2 with better startup checking for Windows 10. The ChartLyrics site still isn't up at the time of this post but at least sLyrics shouldn't go unresponsive now. I'm pretty frustrated that the ChartLyrics website went unreachable after developing this app. The site has been flakey in the past, but not to this extent. If anybody knows of another free lyrics site with a free API, feel free to let me know.

Website | Download
v1.0.2 - 2017-01-02
    * Better ChartLyrics.com API checking at startup.  (Thanks, joby_toss)


still no joy, pity :-(
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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 12:08 PM »
still no joy, pity :-(

Yeah, it is.  It wasn't the most complete lyrics site around but the API was easy to use and free to access.  The app works quite nicely, too, when the site is available.  I am keeping my eye on the site, though.

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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2017, 12:12 PM »
No clue how useful this will be (in terms of how good the end-APIs are) but for this I would suggest reading through:

https://www.programm.../apis?category=20278

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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017, 05:58 PM »
No clue how useful this will be (in terms of how good the end-APIs are) but for this I would suggest reading through:
https://www.programm.../apis?category=20278

I went through that entire list and none of the were viable for a freeware application.  There were either:

  • Dead
  • Not free
  • Free, but limited to only the first 150 characters of a song


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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 04:34 PM »
For Lyrics I use the best Winamp Plugin out there: Minilyrics (I use with KMPlayer)
Free! Even tons of lyrics are sincronized with time information for display karaoke style  :)
This plugin use the site Viewlyrics.com. I think what the plugin is their property...


Sadly the website is very simple (without a search engine  >:( )
So I think what no API.
Maybe contacting the webmaster and ask?
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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 05:02 PM »
Maybe contacting the webmaster and ask?

I'm not holding out much hope, but I did email them asking about API access.   :)

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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 05:35 PM »
Shame.   I was looking forward to using this.  :(

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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2017, 10:07 PM »

I'm not holding out much hope, but I did email them asking about API access.   :)


If no/bad response...

ViewLyricsOpenSearcher

The good side: open source.
...the bad side: it is written in Java  :(

How to use this?
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« Last Edit: January 05, 2017, 10:22 PM by antekgla, Reason: Adding instrucctions of how to use »

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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2017, 03:42 PM »
Thanks for this program! Hope the site comes back
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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2017, 02:48 PM »
The Site is up again  :)
...sadly the API not yet  :(
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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2017, 08:01 PM »
Looks like the API is back online.  However, you will need to download the latest version:

Website | Download
v1.0.3 - 2017-05-24
    * Small tweaks now that the API is back online.

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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2017, 12:32 AM »
What does this actually do? It's obviously something to do with lyrics and apparently interacts with the ChartLyrics website. But that does not describe what it does. A better description would be very helpful for occasional visitors.

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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2017, 09:51 AM »
Lyric app using the ChartLyrics API from the ChartLyrics website.

I don't know what else he could add, other than in one of the descriptions in the PAD file, he adds browser to the description

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Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2017, 11:34 AM »
What does this actually do?

In the app, you enter a music artist, a song name, and press the search button.  If there are matches on the ChartLyrics website, those will be shown in the list below the search fields.  You can then select one of the matches to see/read the song lyrics in the edit field to the right of the list.  Does that help?