How to Display Song Lyrics for iTunes and iPod
When a person listen to a song, he/she usually watches the lyrics and sing to the song lyric if necessary. But lyric is one feature that miss in all versions of iTunes for so long. Yes, it's right that you can edit lyric by the Get Info item, but how to display it? You have to wait for Apple to upgrade iTunes for more powerful lyric features? Of course NOT. This article will show you how display song lyrics in iTunes and iPod.
Display Lyrics for iTunes
To display lyrics for iTunes, there are some plug-in to do this. But today, we introduce an iTunes visualizer - Cover Version - which displays the album cover artwork of the currently playing song as well as lyric if there is. The lyrics of the track will be displayed on top of the album cover artwork, while artist name and music title will be placed at the bottom side. Just as the below screen shows.
Cover Version is both available for Windows and Mac. You can download it here. It's easy to install, just put the CoverVersion (CoverVersion.dll) to "Library/iTunes/iTunes Plug-ins/" of your home directory in Mac, or Plug-ins folder under iTunes installation folder in Windows. To view the lyric, go to View > Visualizer > CoverVersion in iTunes.
Note that Cover Version do neither fetch lyrics nor audio from internet. It only displays the lyrics already embedded in the audio track. To fetch lyrics, you may try iTunes Lyrics Importer.
View Lyric Manually
iTunes allows you to view lyrics of song tracks manually. Just right click on the specific song in iTunes and select Get Info (the keyboard shortcut is Command + I), and go to Lyrics tab to view song track lyrics.
View Lyrics on iPod
You may also be interested in viewing lyrics on your iPod. In fact, it's also very easy as long as your songs have got the lyrics already. After copied songs to your iPod, see how to view in as below:
1. Start playing any song to which you've added lyrics.
2. Hit the Center button repeatedly until you see the lyric on iPod. Here's the order of options when you press the Center button if there are album art or lyrics:
Play status > Scrubber > Album Art > Lyrics/Description > Rating
This is the situation for songs that have no album art and lyric data.
Play status > Scrubber > Rating