The File Extensions Database


.LRC File Extension

  • Developer by: Radionomy
  • Category: Text Files

What is an .LRC file?

.LRC is Lyrics data

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.


How to open:

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

How to convert:

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

How to solve problems with LRC files

  • Associate the LRC file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any LRC file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.LRC files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the LRC file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .LRC is Lyrics data. Because only the current version supports the latest LRC file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Radionomy manufacturer website after an available .LRC is Lyrics data update.
  • To make sure that your LRC file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.