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TuneWiki for Windows Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 45 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.1.01.5
  • Total Downloads:
    46,844
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 14, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    49
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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TuneWiki's Windows Media Player plug-in is part licensed lyrics spooler for your own songs and for streaming YouTube videos, and part social project. TuneWiki's interface reskins Windows Media Player's "Now Playing" window. As the music from your library plays, TuneWiki checks its online wiki database for song lyrics--which members mostly contribute, Wikipedia-style--and plays them in time with the music. If you search for YouTube videos through TuneWiki's plug-in, it will similarly serve lyrics, if available. The lyrics tools include support for language translations, the ability to manually scroll through lyrics rather than stream them, and a process by which you can easily manually reset the timing between a song's audio track and its associated lyrics.

In addition to TuneWiki's primary visual lyrics experience is a secondary social one. TuneWiki displays music maps on which other TuneWiki users are plotted. You'll be able to see who in close proximity is playing which song, or where in the world others are playing the same song as you. Clicking an individual's name can pull up the YouTube video of the song they're rocking so you can watch along, or can show the song's real-time influence on the globe.

While TuneWikie's lyrics database especially enriches the basic Windows Media Player experience, it harbors some flaws. Some tools aren't immediately intuitive, like the resyncing process, and the fact that only TuneWiki-approved editors can edit existing lyrics. A text notice on the editor-only area would wipe away potential confusion and frustration. Also, we'd like the size of the YouTube video to be adjustable. If the YouTube video stops, as it did once during testing, we want to refresh it without closing and reopening the app. When searching for songs, we'd like a more elegant display of the artist and album information returned in the results.

TuneWiki's plug-in is good enough to use now--the lyrics and music maps adding utility and interest--but will benefit from a few more development iterations.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Scroll simply doesnt work"

July 14, 2009  |  By fmhiggins

 |  Version: TuneWiki for Windows Media Player 0.1.01.5

Pros

Lyrics !!!

Cons

Scroll simply doesnt work

Summary

Scroll simply doesnt work

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4 stars

"Awesome program"

July 07, 2009  |  By bmxboy336

 |  Version: TuneWiki for Windows Media Player 0.1.01.5

Pros

I really liked the way that it automatically loaded the lyrics for the song

Cons

The syncing didn't work

Summary

Although I would like to be able to add lyrics for some songs this is a great program as an add on for wmp

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4 stars

"I like this tool very much it works well good selection"

July 06, 2009  |  By stevedkb

 |  Version: TuneWiki for Windows Media Player 0.1.01.5

Pros

Works well very quick to find tune required. Good all round selection. Excellent fun and if in music business invaluable.

Cons

None to worry about at present.

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3 stars

"besides windows having to shut down a few time it's OK"

July 05, 2009  |  By Paul Cloutier

 |  Version: TuneWiki for Windows Media Player 0.1.01.5

Pros

It does have most of the lyrics.

Cons

sometimes windows has problems with the plug in or you have to scroll down the lyrics yourself when most of the time it's scrolls with the music.

Summary

Mind you I use it basically for the lyrics to find out what the singer is saying

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4 stars

"Nice addition to WMP"

July 05, 2009  |  By pauldegab

 |  Version: TuneWiki for Windows Media Player 0.1.01.5

Pros

Doesn't seem to affect WMP at all
Great way to have your lyrics on hand at any time

Cons

the synching doesn't always work

Summary

If you like lyrics with your music, this product is great. It doesn't have every song, but is very convenient.

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3 stars

"works ok but seems to freeze up frequently."

July 05, 2009  |  By rflem16

 |  Version: TuneWiki for Windows Media Player 0.1.01.5

Pros

loads quickly, syncs with music well.

Cons

lyrics not always accurate. freezes media player.

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4 stars

"a very good, yet flawed, idea"

July 02, 2009  |  By Opa-Loka

 |  Version: TuneWiki for Windows Media Player 0.1.01.5

Pros

good presentation
gets lyrics fast
works very well as a tool for karaoke.

Cons

Obtrusive and a bit clumsy
doesn't work with Jamendo albums and operas

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3 stars

"Simply works"

July 01, 2009  |  By frankie527

 |  Version: TuneWiki for Windows Media Player 0.1.01.5

Pros

I like the ability to review the lyrics as they scroll down the screen.

Cons

All of the lyrics aren't correct, and sometimes they are out of sync.

Summary

It's a simple yet effective product that works most of the time and adds to the enjoyment of listening to music.

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3 stars

"Great idea; needs work"

June 30, 2009  |  By tdlane

 |  Version: TuneWiki for Windows Media Player 0.1.01.5

Pros

The concept of syncing lyrics with the music is great.

Cons

It requires too much user intervention to keep the lyrics in sync with the musice, and it has a nasty habit of running out of lyrics in the middle of a song.

Summary

If I were them, I wouldn't plan on charging anyone for this product anytime in the forseeable future. It's a great idea, but it needs a lot of technical work and even more on the lyrics database.

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2 stars

"needs A Lot of work. Takes up too much space"

June 30, 2009  |  By oneeno

 |  Version: TuneWiki for Windows Media Player 0.1.01.5

Pros

need to give it a chance

Cons

Takes up far too much space in the player.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.1.01.5
Moved to the plugin category.
General
Publisher TuneWiki
Publisher web site http://www.tunewiki.com
Release Date June 20, 2009
Date Added June 14, 2009
Version 0.1.01.5
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008
Additional Requirements Windows Media Player 11, Adobe Flash Player 9.0, Internet Explorer 6.0
Download Information
File Size 14.4MB
File Name TuneWiki_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 46,844
Downloads Last Week 49
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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