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 the Spotify Desktop Client to get the current song and then looks for a matching lyric by 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 the step-by-step installation of Lyricfier on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
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:
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 in Unity Dash or typing in terminal. If the app icon doesn’t show up, try logging out and logging back in.
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.