Anytune will display text lyrics (or TABs) that are saved with your song audio file, added in iTunes or added in Anytune.
Some songs from iTunes have lyrics, and some do not. MP3 files save the lyrics in the audio file itself. Apple's iTunes allows you to add custom lyrics, and Anytune will display these lyrics. If the song does not have lyrics, you can add them in iTunes or in Anytune.
Watch this video to see how to add lyrics to a song.
Add or change lyrics in iTunes
- In iTunes, select and open a song.
- Right-click on the song and choose Song Info, OR
iTunes menu > Edit > Song Info.
- Choose "Lyrics".
- Edit the lyrics and sync the song to your device.
Add or change lyrics in Anytune
You can add, edit or replace lyrics with any text, including textual TABs or Chord charts in Anytune.
Lyrics added in Anytune are saved in Anytune's config and not added to the audio file or the iTunes database.
- Tap the Lyrics Mode button .
If the song has embedded lyrics they will be shown.
(In iTunes > Get Info > Lyrics to see if the song has lyrics)
- Tap Edit to add or edit Lyrics, and Save.
The Lyrics are stored in Anytune as part of the song's data (config).
- Tap the Restore button to replace your Anytune changes with the lyrics that are stored with the song or in iTunes.
Importing lyrics in a text file
With Anytune on Mac you can add lyrics to a song by dragging identically named audio and text (.txt) files into Anytune.
- Create a plain text file with the extension .txt with the same name as the audio file.
- Select both files and drag them both into Anytune by placing them on All Tunes or a playlist.
The text in the SongName-Artist.txt file will be added to the lyrics in the song.
The lyrics scroll relative to the position in the song. When the playhead is at the beginning of the song, the beginning of the text is shown. The middle line of the text will be shown when the playhead is in the middle of the song. You may need to add spaces to ensure the lyrics align with the music, which can be difficult at first. Adding lines slows the scrolling. Add spaces when there are instrumental parts to the song.
You can en/disable Auto Scroll Lyrics in the lyrics settings.
Tap or (macOS) lyrics settings buttons to adjust the settings of the lyrics. You can adjust the:
- Font Size
- Font and Background Colour
- Use Mono Space Font if you are using textual TABs or chord charts
- Auto Scroll Lyrics scrolls the lyrics based on the position of the playhead