I wrote Googlyrics when I was getting sick of the low yield on existing lyrics scripts. A long time ago, I discovered a windows application (EvilLyrics) that had an interesting idea: search a search engine for lyrics, then filter them out of the page. Well, after examining pages from several lyric sites I determined they could be extracted quite easily and quite the original Googlyrics, however, I was never happy with the way Googlyrics was programmed, it wasn't modular and would only work with Amarok. Googlyrics2 is a completely modular rewrite in pure python, it's now simple to add in new lyric sites and modify it for other media players. Googlyrics2 is only the Amarok script with plugins for all the lyrics sites from the original googlyrics (and yes, they all work now and will be much easier to update due to built in mass testing features), a seprate application will later be released which will allow Googlyrics2 to work with any media player. Googlyrics2 currently supports 26 different lyrics sites and can be easily added to. Big thanks to the many people who have contributed code for the original Googlyrics and to everyone who sends me nice comments, I love to know I'm appreciated :D. Googlyrics2 now requires nothing more than a default python 2.5 installation, no more complaints on random forums about WWW::Mechanize.
PLEASE COMMENT IF YOU VOTE BAD! Also, this script is in beta so all comments are appreciated.
A new experimental pre-beta5 is out, unfortunately I don't have a copy of amarok 1.x at my disposal at the moment but I figured the community really needed this update. I hope it works. If this works it should fix the most complained about bugs (specifically encoding bugs). Major thanks goes out to grindi who has contributed much code for this release. I cannot thank you enough, I did nothing but struggle with character set issues.
10 years ago
10 years ago