How to create LRC files

You can display lyrics that you create using your computer.
  1. Click [start] [All programs] [Accessories] [Notepad].

  1. Type lyrics text into Notepad.

  1. Play back the audio file to check the time [minutes:seconds:hundredths of a second] for displaying each text line, then enter the time information to the left of the text line.

  • Your “WALKMAN” recognizes up to 95 characters to display the text line on the screen.

  • Time information must be entered in chronological order.

You can separate seconds and hundredths of a second by a period instead of a colon.
You can omit hundredths of a second.
  1. After finishing lyric text input, save it as a file.

Select [File] [Save As…] to open the [Save As] screen. Select [All Files] in the [Save as type:] list at the bottom of the screen. Select [UTF-8] in the [Encode:] list. Enter the file name into the [File name:] text box. The file name must be the same as the audio file, with extension “.lrc”. Click [Save] to save the LRC file.
  • The maximum size for an LRC file is 512 KB.

  • If a text line cannot fit in the screen, it will be wrapped (up to 3 lines).

  • Characters beyond 3 lines will not be displayed.

  • Any CR, CRLF and LF is recognized properly.

  • A text line that contains only a new line is skipped.

  1. Connect your “WALKMAN” to your computer using the USB cable (supplied) with the mark facing up.

  1. Create a new folder in the [MUSIC] folder of your “WALKMAN,” then drag and drop both the audio file and LRC file into the new folder to transfer them.

Copyright notice

When creating LRC files using copyrighted materials authored by others, created LRC files are limited to private use only. Use of LRC files beyond this limitation requires permission of the copyright holders.
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