Rhythmbox plugin "Song Lyrics" not working

Bug #1756597 reported by JP Vossen on 2018-03-17
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rhythmbox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

With either rhythmbox-plugins-3.0.2-0ubuntu2 (Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon) or rhythmbox-plugins-3.3-1ubuntu7 (Linux Mint 18.2 XFCE) when the "Song Lyrics" plugin is enabled and the following are checked, lyrics are never displayed:
* WinampCN (www.winampcn.com)
* Dark Lyrics (darklyrics.com)
* Jetlyrics (jetlyrics.com)
* I didn't use the other two since I speak only English

Looking at the code in '/usr/lib/rhythmbox/plugins/lyrics/' and experimenting with the queries suggests that the remote web sites have changed.

For example, 'JetlyricsParser.py' has:
* q = title + ' - ' + artist
* url = 'http://www.jetlyrics.com/search.php?q=%s' % (q)

But http://www.jetlyrics.com/search.php?q=acdc-hells+bells is 404, while doing it manually from http://www.jetlyrics.com/ yields http://lyrics.jetmute.com/search.php?q=acdc+hells+bells&search=Search with some results.

Likewise DarkLyricsParser.py has:
* url = 'http://www.darklyrics.com/lyrics/%s/%s.html' % (best_match.artist, best_match.album)

But http://www.darklyrics.com/lyrics/acdc/hells+bells.html returns a 404/search page and the search "acdc hells bells" from that page is null but manually working through the form you can get https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/acdc/hellsbells.html.

In those examples both the base web site and search strings have changed, rendering the plugin code out of date.

Also, CTRL-L no longer works in either Mint 17's RB 3.0.2 or Mint 18's 3.0.0, but "View > Song Lyrics" works.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The issues are upstream ones and should be reported on https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-control-center/issues

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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