what is lrc and how to make it

What is an LRC File & How to Make/Create it ?

What is LRC File?
Create LRC file Manually in PC
Create LRC file Manually in Android
Create LRC file in PC using Minilyrics Software in PC
Create LRC file online in PC using RC Lyrics Band LRC Maker
Create LRC file using RC Lyrics Band LRC Maker in Mobile Devices

What is LRC File (*.lrc)?

LRC is a computer and mobile file format that synchronizes song lyrics with an audio file, such as MP3. It is derived from the term LyRiCs. The extension of the lyrics file is .lrc. The LRC file type is primarily associated with Lyric File. When an audio file is played with certain music players on a computer or modern digital audio players, the song lyrics are displayed. These files are supported by multiple music players and software. The lyrics file generally has the same name as the audio file, with a different filename extension. For example, song .mp3 and song .lrc. Also If the file name is not the same as the music file name, you can rename it by keeping the extension the same. The LRC format is text-based and similar to subtitle files. Two types of lrc files can be created, are Simple lyrics format and Advance lyrics format, below you will find an example of either file type.

 

Create LRC file Manually in PC –

1. Open any basic text editor, Such as Notepad for Windows or TextEdit for Mac OS X, will work. LRC files are essentially text files with specific codes. in my case notepad

2. Now enter the song details at the top of your LRC file. You should add the song name, artists, and album. You will need to use special codes to enter these so that the player can identify them.

  • To Add Song Title: Place it between square brackets and add ti: before the song title. A song called “Perfect” will be formatted as [ti:perfect]. The song title should be in the first line of your LRC file.
  • To Add The Name Of The Artist: This is formatted the same way as the song title placed, except with the code ar: before the artist’s name. An Artist named “Ed Sheeran” will be formatted as [ar:Ed Sheeran], You can add multiple artists like [ar:You, Me, My Friend].
  • To Add The Name Of The Album: Like the Artist and Song Title entry, this should be placed in brackets. The album code is al: before the album name. An Album called “Divide” will be formatted as [al:Divide].
  • To Add The Language Of The Song: Like the above entries, this should be placed in brackets. The language code is lang: before the language name. the language called “English” will be formatted as [lang:English].
  • To Add The Length Of The Song: The length code is length: before the song length. the length writes like Minute:Second.Millisecond here we gonna make this length 04:28.86 will be formatted as [length:04:28.86].
  • To Add More Details: You can add your name to the LRC file by using the code[by:your name], Also you can add the song’s composer name by using the tag [au:author]. Not all players can read this additional information.

 

3Add The Song Lyrics: You can either type the lyrics yourself by listening or just copy the lyrics from a lyrical website. Enter all of the lyrics text into the text file, with each line of lyrics on a new line in the text document.

 

example lrc

 

4. Open the song in a media player, You will need to find the timestamps that each lyric is sung or spoken, so you shall need to open the song in a player that you can start and stop as you want. Your media player should also allow you to see the playback time in milliseconds.

5Add Timestamps: Having to put this line before adding a timestamp to the text file [00:00.00]as a first-line. It basically catches the lines of the lyrics not to start from the beginning of the song. To get timestamps you first need to play the song and stop before starting the lyrics line. Note the time and enter in square brackets. The tag would look like [04:28:86] OR [04:28.86]. But we personally recommend you to use this type[04:28.86] .

 

windows player

 

lyrics time example

 

Most of the players will only be able to display up to 95 characters per timestamp. If you have a long line of lyrics, you may need to separate it for another timestamp. If you want each word to appear when it is sung, you need to create a separate timestamp for each word of the lyrics. Here, We are discussing here two types of LRC files and the way to create them is slightly different, these are

  • Add Timestamps in Simple Lyrics Format: Now, Here we go to start to add timestamps in simple lyrics format, play and pause the song when you feel that the song line is starting, just note it down and place this stamp at the front of the appropriate line in the LRC file as [00:06.00]I found a love for me. Use the same way to get the timestamps for the next lines.

simple lyrics file

Important: This Example is just for your knowledge, we used [00:06.51]I found a love for me instead of [00:06.00]I found a love for me,as we don’t use this method to create an LRC Format. We have our own official software that generates our LRC files (*.lrc) in a single click with the perfect timestamp.

    • Add Timestamps in Advance Lyrics Format: Now, we are going to add timestamps in advance lyrics format, this is similar to how we create a simple lyrics format, but here we have to write two timestamps for the lines of the same lyrics, after noting the first timestamp of the specific line, Let it play until you reach the end of the specific line when you find just note it down and place this stamp down of the appropriate line in the LRC file as [00:06.00]I found a love for me [00:12.00]. Use the same way to get the timestamps for the next lines. If you are unable to see milliseconds in your player then just let lt 00or you may fill it yourself but make sure you can add digits from 00 to 99 only.

ed sheeram

ed sheeram

 

Important: This example is just for your knowledge purpose, we used [00:06.51]I found a love for me[00:12.39]instead of [00:06.00]I found a love for me[00:12.00],as we don’t use this method to create an LRC Format. We have our own official software that generates our LRC files (*.lrc) in a single click with the perfect timestamp.

 

ed shreeran advance lyrics file example

 

You can also create a normal LRC file without using a timestamp, but this way you will not be able to see the lines of the song when it is played, you need to scroll down the lines manually to read. To do it you need to paste all of the song lyrics in your text editor and save them with the .lrc extension.

 

example lrc

 

6How to Add Different Timestamps to the same line at once? 

Sometimes the lyrics repeat themselves throughout the song, especially the chorus. You can add a different time tag right next to the original so that you don’t have to type it twice or more. For the example, “Darling, you look perfect tonight” this line is repeating two times in the entire song that one timestamp is
[01:33.81] and another is [03:12.82], You can make it shorter and easier by adding these timestamps once in front of the repeated lyrics line.

 

lyrics example 1
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lyrics example 2
Then

 

7Save The Text File as an LRC File: Once you complete your all timestamps, you can save the file as an LRC file and test it.

  • Click File and select Save or Save As.
  • The file name must be the same as the file name of the song. or you can rename it later.
  • After writing the song name, save it with the.lrcextension.
  • Save the file at the same location For the player to load the file easily, it must be located in the same directory as the music file.

 

save as

Repeat: Make sure you saved the file with the .lrc extension

Create LRC file Manually in Android –

1. Download and Install the any code editor for App store “Droidedit Free” Application from the google play store. It is basically a mobile code editor. You can also use other mobile code editors as you like, but here we found this application interface user-friendly to create LRC files in Android.When you open the application for the first time you will see the option “GOT IT“. Please click here to not see it again later.

2. Now enter the song details at the top of your LRC file. You should add the song name, artists, and album. You will need to use special codes to enter these so that the player can identify them.

  • To Add Song Title: Place it between square brackets and add ti: before the song title. A song called “Perfect” will be formatted as [ti:perfect]. The song title should be in the first line of your LRC file.
  • To Add The Name Of The Artist: This is formatted the same way as the song title placed, except with the code ar: before the artist’s name. An Artist named “Ed Sheeran” will be formatted as [ar:Ed Sheeran], You can add multiple artists like [ar:You, Me, My Friend].
  • To Add The Name Of The Album: Like the Artist and Song Title entry, this should be placed in brackets. The album code is al: before the album name. An Album called “Divide” will be formatted as [al:Divide].
  • To Add The Language Of The Song: Like the above entries, this should be placed in brackets. The language code is lang: before the language name. the language called “English” will be formatted as [lang:English].
  • To Add The Length Of The Song: The length code is length: before the song length. the length writes like Minute:Second.Millisecond here we gonna make this length 04:28.86 will be formatted as [length:04:28.86].
  • To Add More Details: You can add your name to the LRC file by using the code[by:your name], Also you can add the song’s composer name by using the tag [au:author]. Not all players can read this additional information.

 

3. Add The Song Lyrics: You can either type the lyrics yourself by listening or just copy the lyrics from a lyrical website. Enter all of the lyrics text into the text file, with each line of lyrics on a new line in the text document.

 

mobile screen 2

 

4. Open the song on your music player, You will need to find the timestamps that each lyric is sung or spoken, so you shall need to open the song in a player that you can start and stop as you want. Your media player should also allow you to see the playback time in milliseconds.

5Add Timestamps: Having to put this line before adding a timestamp to the text file [00:00.00]as a first-line. It basically catches the lines of the lyrics not to start from the beginning of the song. To get timestamps you first need to play the song and stop before starting the lyrics line. Note the time and enter in square brackets. The tag would look like [04:28:86] OR [04:28.86]. But we personally recommend you to use this type[04:28.86] .

Android music player

Most of the players will only be able to display up to 95 characters per timestamp. If you have a long line of lyrics, you may need to separate it for another timestamp. If you want each word to appear when it is sung, you need to create a separate timestamp for each word of the lyrics. Here, We are discussing What is an LRC file and how to create & download it? two types of LRC files and the way to create them is slightly different, these are

  • Add Timestamps in Simple Lyrics Format: Now, Here we go to start to add timestamps in simple lyrics format, play and pause the song when you feel that the song line is starting, just note it down and place this stamp at the front of the appropriate line in the LRC file as [00:06.00]I found a love for me. Use the same way to get the timestamps for the next lines.

 

android mobile

 

Important: This Example is just for your knowledge, we used [00:06.51]I found a love for me instead of [00:06.00]I found a love for me,as we don’t use this method to create an LRC Format. We have our own official software that generates our LRC files (*.lrc) in a single click with the perfect timestamp.

 

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      • Add Timestamps in Advance Lyrics Format: Now, we are going to add timestamps in advance lyrics format, this is similar to how we create a simple lyrics format, but here we have to write two timestamps for the lines of the same lyrics, after noting the first timestamp of the specific line, Let it play until you reach the end of the specific line when you find just note it down and place this stamp down of the appropriate line in the LRC file as [00:06.00]I found a love for me [00:12.00]. Use the same way to get the timestamps for the next lines. If you are unable to see milliseconds in your player then just let lt 00or you may fill it yourself but make sure you can add digits from 00 to 99 only.

 

android screen25

 

Important: This example is just for your knowledge purpose, we used [00:06.51]I found a love for me[00:12.39]instead of [00:06.00]I found a love for me[00:12.00],as we don’t use this method to create an LRC Format. We have our own official software that generates our LRC files (*.lrc) in a single click with the perfect timestamp.

 

Android picture5454

 

You can also create a normal LRC file without using a timestamp, but this way you will not be able to see the lines of the song when it is played, you need to scroll down the lines manually to read. To do it you need to paste all of the song lyrics in your text editor and save them with the .lrc extension.

6How to Add Different Timestamps to the same line at once? 

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Sometimes the lyrics repeat themselves throughout the song, especially the chorus. You can add a different time tag right next to the original so that you don’t have to type it twice or more. For the example, “Darling, you look perfect tonight” this line is repeating two times in the entire song that one timestamp is
[01:33.81] and another is [03:12.82], You can make it shorter and easier by adding these timestamps once in front of the repeated lyrics line.

7Save The Text File as an LRC File: Once you complete your all timestamps, you can save the file as an LRC file and test it.

  • Click and select Save or Save As.
  • The file name must be the same as the file name of the song. or you can rename it later. It does not matter that you can add your file manually to your music player.
  • Choose where you want to save your file and select the directory to save your file.
  • After writing the song name, add the.lrcextension.
  • Click on Create to save your file

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Repeat: Make sure you saved the file with the .lrc extension
 

Create LRC file in PC using Minilyrics Software in PC –

Well, MiniLyrics is a lyrics plugin where you can create your LRC file for your media file very easily. Download and install the MiniLyrics plugin. It will assist you in synchronizing the lyrics. MiniLyrics is the most easy-to-use lyrics plugin software. It’s very easy to install and use. Lyrics plugin software is for iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc. The software is available for the Windows, Mac OS X, and Android platforms.

1. Select the platform and your download will begin shortly. Click here to download MiniLyrics software

 

lyricsplugin

 

2. Run the installer. After installation is finished, click on Windows Media Player.

 


3. . Open your favorite music player. The MiniLyrics window should show up. If it does not, try another music player like Windows Media Player, iTunes, VLC, Winamp, or Foobar2000. Right-click the window and click on Lyrics Editor or Go to View menu and click on Lyrics Editor

 

4. Paste your lyrics in the blank space, if you do not have the lyrics then collect them from the internet. Before add the lyrics make sure you had removed annotations like ‘Chorus’, ‘Verse’ or ‘[x2]’. Also, fill in the song details.

 

5. Start to play the song, When the lyric starts to be sung, click the orange button. or Hit F7 to set the timestamp on the lyrics line. Do this for every lyrics until each one has a timecode before it.

 

 

6. After your lyrics are synchronized, click the File menu, then ‘Save as‘. Choose a directory for the .lrc file and your .lrc file will be saved there.

 

*The disadvantage is Only software is not allowed to create an Advance LRC file, this is what is required to create a Simple LRC file.

Create LRC file online in PC using RC Lyrics Band LRC Maker

We RC Lyrics Band team is introducing a very new simple online Application that allows uses to create Local lyrics subtitles in just very simple clicks. where you can also edit and translate your lyrics. Visit RC Lyrics Band LRC Maker

RC Lyrics Band LRC Maker

Fill all the followings, copy the lyrics from google and paste it here and select the song and click on start.

RC Lyrics Band LRC Maker
RC Lyrics Band LRC Maker
Now click on the play button. To sync the lyrics you need to add time tags along with the play you need to click on the numbers 0.00 when the lyrics line starts.

RC Lyrics Band LRC Maker

once you all done click on save to save the file in your PC

RC Lyrics Band LRC Maker

Create LRC file using RC Lyrics Band LRC Maker in Mobile Devices

RC Lyrics Band LRC Maker is a very simple Local Lyrics LRC Maker where users can create Local lyrics for their favorite music players. You need to Install Mobile Application to use this LRC Maker.

 

Click on LRC Maker showing at the right side of the bottom

LRC File Maker Mobile Android (7)

Fill all the blanks i.e. Title, Artist, Language etc. Paste the lyrics from google

LRC File Maker Mobile Android (5)

click on “Choose File” to add the song

LRC File Maker Mobile Android (8)

 

Select the file from your local storage. In my case searching the song that I want to make LRC file. Now click on the song

LRC File Maker Mobile Android (4)

LRC File Maker Mobile Android (9)

Now click on Start and press play button. To sync the lyrics along with the song you need to tag when the line starts clicking at 00.00

LRC File Maker Mobile Android (10)

After you all done click on Save to save the file in your device

LRC File Maker Mobile Android

 

I think now you know a lot about local offline lyrics subtitles. If you found it helpful please make sure you are going to share it with your friends. Thank you 😉