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Adding Lyrics???

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NeddySeagoon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Feb 17, 2012 4:43 AM

Hi,

 

I copied and pasted the lyrics to a song from a lyrics website in iTunes (where it displays just fine), but on my iPhone the lyrics appear as a one sentence paragraph.

 

I tried pasting it to to Text Edit and Pages first, but it remained unchanged.

 

Even when I deleted half the lyrics the iPhone still displays the same thing - the whole song as one verse with ALL the words.

 

Just before typing this post I deleted all the lyrics from the song info and it still appears on the iPhone after resyncing. The lyrics section in song info is blank.

 

Can anybody help with this?

 

Cheers.

  • Airsculpture Level 4 Level 4 (1,320 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to NeddySeagoon)

    I use TuneText widget generally.

  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to NeddySeagoon)

    To make the lyrcs display properly on an iPhone, you might need to insert manual line breaks at the end of each line. A manual line break, sometimes called a soft return, allows you to start a new line without starting a new paragraph.  Using Pages, paste in your text.  Select Show Invisibles in the View menu.  A manual line break will show as a left pointing arrow at the end of a line.

    To insert a manual line break in Pages:

     

    1. Click where you want the break to occur.
    2. Press Return while holding down the Shift key.

    Then, copy the modified text and paste into the iTunes lyrics tab.

  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,885 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 10:15 PM (in response to NeddySeagoon)

    You should download TunesText widget as Air suggested. I think the lyrics you've copied from the website uses a different character encoding which somehow messed up the ID3 tags.

  • JimDiver Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 14, 2012 8:54 PM (in response to NeddySeagoon)

    I have the same problem.

     

    The only solution I have found is wipe and restore of the iPhone.

     

    Needless to say this is not acceptable as a work around.

  • Rysz Level 5 Level 5 (4,110 points)
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    Mar 14, 2012 9:00 PM (in response to JimDiver)

    Report the issue to Apple:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

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