I can’t count how many times I’ve wanted to see the lyrics of the song I was listening to. I would usually fire up Google and search for “[artist name] [song title] lyrics”, then cringe at the awful color scheme the lyrics site was using and try to ignore the ads that somehow snuck through AdBlock Plus. Now it’s a breeze. I just pull up Foobar2000 and read the lyrics. Here’s how you can do it too, in three easy steps.
Step 2: Install the plugins
Fortunately, Foobar2000 makes this a snap. Close Foobar2000 if it’s running, then copy the two DLLs you downloaded into foobar2000’s components directory. It’s probably located at C:\Program Files\Foobar2000\components
Step 3: Add the Lyrics panel
Start Foobar2000, go to View -> Dockable Panels and select New…, then right click on the new panel that appeared and select Lyrics (the only option). You can position the lyrics panel wherever you’d like.
That’s it. Now you’ll see the lyrics for whatever song is playing in Foobar2000.
Here’s a screencast illustrating the steps and showing how cool it is to see the lyrics as you play a song.