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Latest Version is Version 0.7.
Updated May 18, 2011.
What it is:
The attached zip file contains my custom Mp3tag Export settings (.mte format) which create a single, compact and lightweight HTML file for archiving and quickly viewing the lyrics (%unsyncedlyrics% tag) to any song in your collection.
When you first open the output HTML file, your are presented with a list of all the artists in your collection, sorted alphabetically by the %artistsort% tag, if it is available, and if not, by the %artist% tag.
There is also a simple menu allowing you to quickly jump down the list of artists' names to any letter in the alphabet.
When you click on an artist's name, the list expands to reveal a previously-hidden secondary list of all that artist's albums. A second click hides the list again. The albums are sorted chronologically, by release year (using the %year% and %albumsort% tags, if available, otherwise the %year% and %album% tags). The release year is also displayed in the list preceding the album title.
When you click on an album's name, the list expands again to reveal a tertiary list of all the tracks on that album, sorted by %discnumber% (if available) and %track%.
The track title (song name) is displayed preceded by the disc number (if present) and track number, and followed by the track's %_length% in minutes and seconds.
However, if the track is part of a compilation album (as determined by the %compilation% tag), the track title will be immediately followed by the individual track artists' names in parenthesis. *Starting with Version 7, the track artists' names will only be appended if they are different from the album sort artists' name.
Clicking on a track title reveals the complete lyrics to the song (as recorded in %unsyncedlyrics%), a "Play Track" link to the audio file, and a "Back to the Top!" link.
At the bottom of the list, is a simple summary totaling the number of different artists, albums, and songs included in the archive; and "Collapse All" and "Back to Top" links.
Utilizes (and sorts collection by) the following tags (in this order):
%artistsort%, %artist%, %year%, %albumsort%, %album%, %discnumber% and %track%
Also utilizes or displays the following tags and information:
%title%, %unsyncedlyrics%, %_length%, and %compilation%
If you don't use %artistsort%, %albumsort%, %discnumber%, or %compilation% tags in your audio files, the list still builds correctly, defaulting to the %artists%, %album%, and %track% tags.
Does not yet show any other tags, such as Composer, Genre or Album Art.
Make sure to change the filename setting in the beginning of the .mte to one of your choosing.
There is one variation of the original export settings now available.
This one does not include the "Play Track" links; as they only function on the same file system as the list was created from (or another system which also has the same files and uses the same folder structure). Use this if you want to email a list of your collection, with full lyrics, to a friend, or keep it on your iPhone.
Lyrics_to_One_Big_Formatted_HTML_File__v.6_.zip (1.23 KB)
Lyrics_to_One_Big_Formatted_HTML_File__v.6__No_____Play_Track_____Links.zip (1.24 KB)