I’ve reported this issue before (in a rather confused way: Lyrics from file tags not showing as expected), but after some initial responses from @beka & @Dylan, they seem to have dropped it (& I believe the latter left Roon). The problem continues to frustrate me, so I’m trying again.
Here are the synchronized lyrics Roon displays for track 5 of Philip Glass’ “Songs from Liquid Days”:
They’re simply the wrong lyrics. Don’t know where Roon got them or what song they might belong to, but they have nothing to do with the Glass track.
I’ve long since set “Settings | Library | Import Settings | Lyrics” and “Settings | Library | Import Settings | Timecode lyrics” to prefer file, supplied the static correct lyrics in a LYRICS tag, and rescanned the album, and in fact Roon will show them in the “View lyrics” popup, but still displays the incorrect synchronized lyrics in the lyrics tab of the now playing screen:
How can I fix this? Does Roon require that I supply synched lyrics to replace its incorrect synched lyrics? What tag and what software would I use? From what Google tells me, creating synchronized lyrics is an extremely tedious business. Is there no easier way to fix this problem and other problems like it?
Thank you for getting in touch with your report. Please note that utilizing the Prefer File tag is a preference. In some cases where Roon detects an error in the tag field the software will revert to using Roon tags.
In this particular case the chance of errors seem more pronounced. I’m not saying that there are errors in your tags necessarily, but simply that the steps for synchronized lyrics upload could require a more rigid methodology.
Did you utilize a text editor to create your lyrics as encouraged by @Rugby in this post?
Can you be more specific about why you think there is a more pronounced chance of error here? I have had no issues with my (i.e. Rugby’s) method except in cases where Roon cloud-sources synchronized lyrics.
Note that I’m not trying to add synchronized lyrics and the concluding question from my original post: does Roon require that my lyrics be synchronized lyrics in order to override its incorrect information? Does this need to be turned into a feature request as @Marin_Weigel has suggested, namely that Roon override it’s lyrics data when there are user-supplied lyrics in the file metadata regardless of whether the user-supplied lyrics are synchronized or not?