I listen to Japanese songs, so I often need the lyric. I'm using the musicbee player, but I can't use it to display Japanese lyric. I need another music player for Windows that supports adding your own lyric (e.g. in text file).

  • So displaying the lyrics in a window is sufficient, they don’t have to scroll synchronized with the song’s playback, right?
    – unor
    Dec 6 '15 at 2:04
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    @unor Yes. As it's custom lyric, it'd be difficult to synchronize scroll.
    – Jamie
    Dec 6 '15 at 2:05
  • Well I discovered that musicbee support that too - never noticed that. Hidden in the song information. Sneaky.
    – Jamie
    Dec 7 '15 at 13:31
  • Would be great if you could create an answer, showcasing how musicbee allows it.
    – unor
    Dec 7 '15 at 13:56
  • A bit later. A bit of screen captures and a little word... doesn't seem difficult.
    – Jamie
    Dec 7 '15 at 13:58

Quod Libet is a cross-platform and free/libre music player (which I also recommend for huge music collections, as iTunes alternative, and for managing/displaying custom tags) that allows to save the lyrics of a song.

To enter/edit the lyrics of a song, you can press Ctrl+i (or right-click and select "Information") and select the lyrics tab, which is a simple textarea:

Quod Libet: showing the Japanese lyrics of a song

The lyrics get saved as text files (a folder for each artist, with a text file for each song, named after the song’s title).

You can even search for songs with certain lyrics:

~lyrics = なぜ
  • I'd love to know how you found it. Great.
    – Jamie
    Dec 6 '15 at 2:35

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