How To Install Lyrics Plugin For Windows 8 Media Player [Tip]

Windows Media Player is widely used to not only manage huge music collection, but also to create and share music playlists across the Homegroup users. Although Windows Media Player provides an easy way to organize music playlists, share media files with network users and automatically manage music files in pre-defined categories, it doesn’t come with an option to automatically download and display lyrics of songs. If you’ve been looking for a lyrics plugin for Windows 8 Media Player, give Lyrics Plugin a try. It’s lightweight lyrics plugin for Windows Media Player that also supports the latest version – Windows Media Player 12. Unlike other media player lyrics plugins, it doesn’t require following a lengthy process to integrate the plugin; just run the installer and it will automatically add the plugin to Windows Media Player.

All you need is to install the plugin, play a song from playlist, and it will fetch and show you the lyrics of current song in Now Playing mode. Lyrics Plugin automatically adds plugin file into Windows Media Player Plugins folder, but if you haven’t installed any plugins, then you might need to create Plugins folder manually. Just navigate to C:Program Files (x86)Windows Media Player folder, and then create a Plugins folder. Once done, open the folder and then install the lyrics plugin. When the plugin is installed, check whether it created the DLL file in Plugins folder or not.

After verifying the DLL file, launch Windows Media Player, play your favorite song from library, and then switch to Now Playing mode to view the lyrics.


Lyrics Plugin adds lyrics window to Now Playing window, and therefore it doesn’t automatically scroll the page as currently playing track progresses. Another caveat is, it often fails to show the lyrics of the song, and sometimes, it displays translated version of lyrics. Nevertheless, the plugin supports adding lyrics of your favorite songs manually.

Download Lyrics Plugin

If you’re looking for a feature-rich lyrics plugin for Windows 8 Media Player that can identify the track total time and auto-scroll the page with the song, then have a look at MiniLyrics.

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Kelli runs customer support and creates content for Skillcrush, a digital skills training and education platform with friendly instructors, an active student community, and laser focus on helping you achieve your career goals with technology. She has an MBA and successfully ran an international company and her own freelancing business before pursuing her passion for tech by taking advanced web development classes. Kelli loves listening to tech podcasts at 2x speed, looking for cute Corgi photos online and teaching and performing country line dancing—as a true Texan living in Finland would do. Say hi on Twitter.

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