Old 09-04-2021, 09:01 AM   #1
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I'm faced with the prospect of adding lyrics to a long music video which has 12 verses and LOTS of words. The prospect of cobbling all of that together into 4 lines per verse and 12 verses doesn't appeal to me at all, and I got to wondering if there's a paid version of a lyrics plugin for Reaper?

If I use Kenny's method in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXP86rmS8YM

I'll be making 48 separate MIDI items. It seems like there should be a way to simply add the entire TXT of the lyrics to a single window and define the scrolling rate to have it scroll up revealing some predetermined number of lines at a time.

If there's not something like that... is something like that possible to make?
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Old 09-04-2021, 10:13 AM   #2
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Maybe this can help you A Detailed Guide to Subtitling with Reaper
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Old 09-04-2021, 04:06 PM   #3
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I think I might be looking down the wrong road. I wonder if there's a video utility out there that I can use after the Reaper video is finished and rendered, that will superimpose the lyrics over the existing video?

Will start looking down that road.
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Old 09-04-2021, 04:24 PM   #4
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I think I might be looking down the wrong road. I wonder if there's a video utility out there that I can use after the Reaper video is finished and rendered, that will superimpose the lyrics over the existing video?

Will start looking down that road.
I guess what you want is a tool that lets you "burn" srt into the video. Google "burn srt video".
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Old 09-04-2021, 08:13 PM   #5
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There is a lyrics.lua script with Reaper and a modified one here
https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=224257
you can screen capture the lyrics screen then chroma key the background out.

Not sure if this version of Karafun had the editor ?
https://www.karafun.com/karaokeplayer/v1/
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Old 09-06-2021, 02:20 AM   #6
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hi, try 'You Tube Movie Maker' its very easy to add lyrics from a pre-typed text file, then just hit space bar to sync up to audio. its free for simple use.
https://www.makeyoutubevideo.com/
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Hi

Surprisingly you can generate transparent background video and/or slides in PowerPoint that you can later import as a top track with "Overlay: image" preset in your reaper project. If I remember well the resolution wasn't so great but you may be able to tweak ppt's output quality.
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It seems like there should be a way to simply add the entire TXT of the lyrics to a single window and define the scrolling rate to have it scroll up revealing some predetermined number of lines at a time.
totally doable. Do you have my text generator? I can show you how to modify it.
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Old 09-10-2021, 03:31 PM   #9
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Thanks for the feedback folks, and sorry for the delay. Had been under the weather for a few days.

I ended up coming up with what I think is a rather efficient method for displaying LOTS of lyrics, whithout dominating the screen. See attached.

I created two empty tracks and on the first one I added an empty MIDI item. On that MIDI item I added two video processors. A Text overlay and Item fades affect video.

On the text overlay I edited the #text= line to contain carriage returns and two lines of lyrics. Like so...

Code:
#text="

A hulk of a man with a beer in his hand
He looked like a drunk old fool

"; // set to string to override
That made it easy to clone and paste over the two lines of text.

I faded it in and out appropriately and then added Y position scroll envelope and moved the envelope to the media lane.

Then all I had to do was CTL-Drag clone to create new items, pasting the proper lyrics into each new item. Each of the 48 or so lyric lines took me just a few seconds once I had the first one properly set.

Here's what it ended up looking like.

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Old 09-12-2021, 02:27 PM   #10
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Cool.
Not my usual cup of tea, but to my own surprise I enjoyed all five minutes of it
Thanks.
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:03 PM   #11
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Cool.
Not my usual cup of tea, but to my own surprise I enjoyed all five minutes of it
Thanks.
Thanks. It's a LOT of lyrics, and needed the lyrics on screen. Bobby Bare tells a funny story, but he can be long winded.
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