• Web interface available – Precue
  • OpenGL accelerated server using Clutter
  • Use any image or video for backgrounds
  • Display text over live video from webcam
  • Play DVD titles directly
  • Runs in English, Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese or Swedish
  • Multiple Playlists
  • All songs kept in a database and so screens are dynamically generated, allowing you to easily change the backdrop, font etc without having to change all the songs
  • Can automatically create screens for bible verses
  • Quick searching for songs
  • Searching by song name or the lyrics themselves
  • Playlist shown as collapsable tree so easy to find wanted page
  • Add/Edit/Remove Songs (even while they are being displayed)
  • Preview a song as you enter it
  • Networkable (ie run interface and server on different machines)
  • Duplicate/Delete individual pages in playlist
  • User access controls
  • User-specific configuration/images (or can all refer to global one)
  • Honourize a song (change ‘jesus’ to ‘Jesus’ etc)
  • Graphical error reporting
  • Spellchecking
  • Change Font/Colours of text on a per-background basis
  • Playlist entries to change background
  • Automatic Page advance
  • Copyright info for songs
  • Can add images/videos/music to playlist
  • Scrolling on-screen display for short messages

Lyricue release announcements

Lyricue 3.6.5 released

Wed Nov 13 14:41:38 EST 2013

Lyricue 3.6.5 has been released with the following changes:

  • Allow hostnames up to 32 characters (up from 16)

Download the source from www.lyricue.org/archive/lyricue_3.6.5.tar.gz
Or install from the PPA - See https://launchpad.net/~chris-debenham/+archive/lyricue for details on how to do this

Lyricue 3.6.4 released

Wed Oct 9 08:27:07 EST 2013

Lyricue 3.6.4 has been released with the following changes:

  • Fix lyricDb database creation

Download the source from www.lyricue.org/archive/lyricue_3.6.4.tar.gz
Or install from the PPA - See https://launchpad.net/~chris-debenham/+archive/lyricue for details on how to do this

Lyricue 3.6.2 released

Sat Aug 31 15:58:36 EST 2013

Lyricue 3.6.2 has been released with the following changes:

  • Speed up lyricue_remote command-line

Download the source from www.lyricue.org/archive/lyricue_3.6.2.tar.gz
Or install from the PPA - See https://launchpad.net/~chris-debenham/+archive/lyricue for details on how to do this

Lyricue 3.6.0 (and 3.6.1) released – major new features!

A new version of Lyricue has been pushed to the repository now.
(3.6.1 was just a quick fix for some database creation issues)

Download the source from www.lyricue.org/archive/lyricue_3.6.1.tar.gz
Or install from the PPA – See https://launchpad.net/~chris-debenham/+archive/lyricue for details on how to do this

It does bring in some fairly major changes under the hood – but the new features are entirely optional so if you don’t use them nothing should change for you.

The two main changes are the move to using Avahi(zeroconf) to discover displays and the introduction of ‘Profiles’.

There is also the introduction of a ‘simple’ server type. This type of output is designed for the singers/worship team and disables backgrounds to make it less distracting for the musicians.
The move to using Avahi to find displays means that you can just run up lyricue_display on a new host and the interface will dynamically find it and start updating it.
This means that as you add displays they will now show up on the fly on the right of the interface under the ‘Miniview’ section.
You can then click on individual displays in that section to disable/enable them for updates.
The result of this is you could have a projector for the congregation (running the normal server) and another one for the worship team (running the simple server) and control them independently.
For example during an item you could start some nice video playing on the projectors, disable the congregation screen (the video will keep playing) and display the lyrics for the item on the worship team screen.
This means that the congregation just sees the video (or image or whatever) and the worship team sees the lyrics. Once the item is done you click the congregation preview to re-enable it and continue the service as normal.
Another use for this functionality would be to have another small computer in an overflow room, or in the creche room, and have it so that it is being updated in sync with the main room.
The Profiles feature enables you to have a single database storing all the songs – but independent settings and playlists.
Each host can be associated with a profile or you can change profiles on the fly.
So you could have a bunch of playlists used for your normal services – and another profile for some other group who also uses Lyricue (such as ‘Mainly Music’)
Then the two groups can use different images/backgrounds (or the same if desired), different fonts and different playlists.
Due to the way Lyricue works you can even have two independent profiles running at the same time and they won’t interrupt each other.
For example you have your main computer running the ‘Default’ profile (and so the projector running from that computer is also on the ‘Default’ profile) and in another room you have a laptop running the ‘Sunday School’ profile.
The interface running on each one will only affect projectors using the same profile so they won’t get in each others way.

There have also been a few bug fixes (mainly to do with configuration handling – ~/.local/share/lyricue/config2 is no longer used so can’t get corrupted ;) ) and SQLite support has been removed (it was broken anyway and has been for a while)

Lyricue 3.5.6 released

Fri Jun 14 13:51:27 EST 2013

Lyricue 3.5.6 has been released with the following changes:

  • Merge lp:~alerque/lyricue/picue into lp:lyricue (support clutter-gst 2.0)
  • Add lyricue.spec for rpm package building

Download the source from www.lyricue.org/archive/lyricue_3.5.6.tar.gz
Or install from the PPA - See https://launchpad.net/~chris-debenham/+archive/lyricue for details on how to do this

Lyricue 3.5.4 released

Sat Mar 16 16:40:56 EST 2013

Lyricue 3.5.4 has been released with the following changes:

  • New feature to enable remote access to bible info

Download the source from www.lyricue.org/archive/lyricue_3.5.4.tar.gz
Or install from the PPA - See https://launchpad.net/~chris-debenham/+archive/lyricue for details on how to do this

Lyricue 3.4.11 released

Fri Oct 19 15:00:54 EST 2012

Lyricue 3.4.11 has been released with the following changes:

  • Rebuild for Ubuntu 12.10 release
  • Fix SQL query for creating mysql user

Download the source from www.lyricue.org/archive/lyricue_3.4.11.tar.gz
Or install from the PPA - See https://launchpad.net/~chris-debenham/+archive/lyricue for details on how to do this

Lyricue 3.4.10 released

Mon Jul 9 15:53:59 EST 2012

Lyricue 3.4.10 has been released with the following changes:

  • Fix text remaining on screen after slide+rotate transition
  • Handle database disconnects better (try to reconnect)
  • Fix error message if config file incorrect

Download the source from www.lyricue.org/archive/lyricue_3.4.10.tar.gz
Or install from the PPA - See https://launchpad.net/~chris-debenham/+archive/lyricue for details on how to do this

Lyricue 3.4.5 released

Mon Apr 2 15:23:59 EST 2012

Lyricue 3.4.5 has been released with the following changes:

  • Add option to expand items on adding to playlist (LP#970411)
  • Fix going back a page when looping is not set (LP#970591)
  • Fix image tab not showing DB images (LP#970925)
  • Quick fix for not being able to select image category when adding to db
  • Refresh category lists for image/bgs when selecting tab (LP#970927)
  • Fix crash when transition type=None is set for song (LP#966661)

Download the source from www.lyricue.org/archive/lyricue_3.4.5.tar.gz
Or install from the PPA - See https://launchpad.net/~chris-debenham/+archive/lyricue for details on how to do this

Lyricue 3.4.1 released

Sun Mar 18 11:57:01 EST 2012

Lyricue 3.4.1 has been released with the following changes:

  • Fix font colour preference changing
  • Fix import songlist menu item (LP#953603)
  • Fix import of utf8 ccli songs (LP#956770)

Download the source from www.lyricue.org/archive/lyricue_3.4.1.tar.gz
Or install from the PPA - See https://launchpad.net/~chris-debenham/+archive/lyricue for details on how to do this