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Author Topic: Lyrics window glitching  (Read 286 times)


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Lyrics window glitching
« on: March 02, 2022, 09:24:40 AM »
I've noticed sometimes something weird happening with the lyrics window where, instead of displaying the lyrics, it will show garbled text and even some names of files on my system, as if it's trying to convert the wrong section of my hard drive's data into ASCII text. In a couple cases, instead of the lyrics, it would display the text "DirectSound" or "Playlists" with an ellipsis at the opposite end of the window which, when clicked on, opened the folder for the song that was playing.
I know this isn't a problem with the lyric metadata on the files themselves, because I doubled checked the metadata, and because the lyrics (usually) go back to normal after restarting the program (or if that doesn't work, skipping the song and then going back)
It's not a particularly experience-ruining problem or anything, I just figure I should report the issue, in case it's fixable. (And isn't already known about; I searched the forum but didn't see anything)

Attached images are:
- 2 examples of the text being garbled
- one example of the DirectSound text
- the second example, after going back to normal (just so you can see it's not the metadata that's the problem)

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Re: Lyrics window glitching
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2022, 11:25:43 AM »
It's thankfully already fixed in the betas & is due to me not handling some internal buffers correctly when taking the lyrics from the file & then processing it all into a form that can be drawn nicely. Thanks for taking the time to make a detailed report 👍