How To Install Lyricfier on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Lyricfier on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Lyricfier on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Lyricfier is an electron app that communicates with Spotify Desktop Client to get the current song and then looks for a matching lyric scraping the web.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation Lyricfier on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).

Install Lyricfier on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Spotify on Ubuntu.

First make sure you have installed Spotify on your desktop machine, If you do not have Spotify installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Installing Lyricfier.

The first thing to do is to go to lyricfier’s download page and download the latest stable version of lyricfier:

cd ~/Download
mkdir lyricfier
cd lyricfier
wget https://github.com/emilioastarita/lyricfier/releases/download/0.2.5/lyricfier-linux-x64.zip

Unpack the lyricfier archive to the document root directory on your server:

unzip lyricfier-linux-x64.zip

Step 4. Fix Bugs Lyricfier Identified.

The first bug is “Current song error: No song“. Follow the steps below to fix that:

wget https://github.com/emilioastarita/lyricfier/files/852262/mol_lyricfier.zip
unzip mol_lyricfier.zip
mv SpotifyService.* resources/app/render/

Next let’s fix this error “Sorry, couldn’t find lyrics for this song“. Follow the steps below to fix this:

wget https://github.com/emilioastarita/lyricfier/files/1176862/fix_lyrics_not_found.zip
unzip fix_lyrics_not_found.zip
mv Searcher* resources/app/render/

Once installed, next you can start Lyricfier by searching for it Unity Dash or typing in terminal. If the app icon doesn’t show up, try logging out and logging back in.

./lyricfier

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Lyricfier. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Lyricfier in Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Lyricfier website.

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