26 May 2019

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Video subtitles as lyrics

Youtube has ability to add external subtitles (closed captions) to videos. In context of audio listening those subtitles can be used as timestamped lyrics. But need to keep in mind that subtitles do not always contain lyrics of original song - they may also be a translation to other language. Check for example this video. It has two subtitles: original English lyric and translation to Portuguese.

Component contains custom lyrics source for Lyric Show Panel 3 (foo_uie_lyric3 component) where video subtitles are exposed as lyrics. To use it add Youtube Source lyrics source to active sources list in Lyric Show Panel 3 preferences.

This lyrics source has its own properties window that can be accessed using Properties button below active lyrics sources list (Youtube Source should be in that list and be selected at this moment). Using properties window can be configured timeout values and what subtitles to load.

Lyric Show Panel 3 has the way to report lyrics quality. Regular subtitles are always reported with Medium quality. Auto-generated and auto-translated subtitles are reported with Bad quality.

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