Files with lrc extension can commonly be found as lyrics for audio files. Used to show words when a song is played back.

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LRC file extension - Lyrics data

What is lrc file? How to open lrc files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

The lrc file extension is generally used for files that contain lyrics data with time tags to synchronize with media files. There are a few media players and plugins support that LRC format: Media Commands, Lyrics Library, Lyrics Power, Lyrics Universe and Winamp Lyrics3 plugin.

Simple LRC Format: it is a LRC format developed by Kuo (Djohan) Shiang-shiang and his lyrics displayer was probably the first program that tried to simulate Karaoke performance. This format contains only time tags for lines and doesn't support real-time lyrics line progressive coloring. All players mentioned above support this format.

Enhanced Lyrics Format: it is a more powerful LRC format developed by Media Commands based on the simple LRC format. Time tag for word (or syllable) is allowed. With skillful synchronization technique, this format can be used to simulate real Karaoke performance by doing real-time lyrics line progressive coloring. This format is already used in real-time Video Karaoke Show. Currently, only Media Commands supports this format.

The default software associated to lrc file type:

Winamp icon

Winamp  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Radionomy

Winamp is a legendary media player and one of the first major ones. It was first released in 1997 with latest version from late 2013. It was originally developed by Nullsoft, but now the brand is owned by Radionomy.

Help how to open LRC files:

Use Winamp with Lirics3 plugin to play lyrics file. To edit use Notepad or another text editor.

How to convert file with extension LRC:

Special lyrics handling utilities may work with .lrc files, but typically you just edit them using any text editor.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 5B 74 69 3A
ASCII code: [ti:

Related links:

LRC center

LRC format on Wikipedia

List of recommended software applications associated to the .lrc file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open lrc file, edit lrc file, convert lrc file, view lrc file, play lrc file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Play lrc file

lrc file player - programs that play lrc file - Lyrics data

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play lrc file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with lrc file by default:
Winamp small icon Winamp
Other suggested software:
TTPlayer small icon TTPlayer
StepMania small icon StepMania
Dance With Intensity
KaraFun small icon KaraFun

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