how to save lyrics from itunes?

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  1. nuggets

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    how do i save the lyrics of the mp3's in my itunes library? am planning to burn old mp3's into a cd and then delete them from the library to give more space to new ones. but, i'm worried that all the lyrics and album art that i've accumulated will get lost. is there a way around this such that i will still be able to load them in the future. i want to save the lyrics for my ipod.

    TIA
     
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    hi, i want to know if how did you save your lyrics to itunes? i mean is there a way where i can store a certain lyrics of a song to itunes?
     
  3. rafaelc378

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    Find the lyrics to the songs that you want using google or yahoo search.

    When you find it, highlight and copy the text.

    Find the song in your library.

    Right click the song and select "Get info"

    On the window that pops up, click on the lyrics tab.

    Paste the text into the space provided then click OK.

    The text will show up in your iPod next time you sync.
     
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    @raypin: was that a pickup line? hehehe... the only song in my library that has lyrics is Cha-La! Head Cha-La!! by Aya Hirano

    BTW, thanks raypin. hahahaa.
     
    #5 enshong, Sep 12, 2008
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    @nuggets.....if your goal is to backup your itunes library to an optical media and restore the contents as needed, here's the procedure for the newest iTunes version (8.0): http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1382
     
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    I use Gimmesometune.
     
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    thanks! :) will try that! :D
     
  9. dryxzzz

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    TunesText widget does it for me. Automatically scans the net & saves lyrics to your iTunes. Press your widget key and instantly read the lyrics of the current song. Freeware! Click here.
     
  10. Shinrai

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    I also use GimmeSomeTune and highly recommend it.
     
  11. fcdiesta

    fcdiesta PhilMUG Addict Member

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    I highly recommend GimmeSomeTune too (just not a fan of the donation window that opens at the start, hehe. Too cheap to donate) :redface:
     
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    I'm using Gimmesometune now but can't seem to get the artwork and lyrics though I checked the 'fetch cover artwork from the internet when song has none'... and fetch the lyrics from internet when song has none...
    any suggestions?
     
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  14. IronMan

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    Are you sure GimmeSomeTunes is running while iTunes is up? Just select a song and it will fetch the artwork and/or lyrics if it hasn't got one.
     
  15. cubee

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    Gimmesometunes is running for sure (w/ itunes), the icon at the top bar is on and so is the mini-controller :slanted:
     
  16. IronMan

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    While a song is playing, click on the "notes" and select 'Show lyrics'. The lyrics should be displayed for that particular song.
     
  17. fcdiesta

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    GimmeSomeTune has problems fetching lyrics and artwork if the songs are improperly named (including the filename). At least that's from my experience...
     
  18. Greenie

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    I have a widget called SingThatItune

    Aside from showing you the lyrics, once you play a song, it automatically saves the lyrics of that song in a folder. The lyrics are sorted by artist

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    It can also fetch the album artwork for you and put it in itunes. All you have to do is check a box :)
     
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  19. cubee

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    Err... where can i find the "notes" ?
     
  20. IronMan

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    It's the GimmeSomeTunes icon on the menu bar. :)
     

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