The GWJ Last.fm Army

Does Pandora collect information about the music you listen to?

I remember why I hated last.fm, it doesn't display the proper times on all the songs I scrobble.

Edit: Giving it another go.

Sort of. It only tracks what you mark as good or bad.

Requested an invite to the army. I will see if I like last.fm more than Pandora.

I requested an invite, if anyone is still using this. I switched back to Foobar with the newest release, and it makes it very easy to submit with no obnoxious background apps.

Approved. Like I tell people, I use Last.fm just as a way to catalogue all the music I listen to, not as a recommendations service.

unntrlaffinity wrote:
stauf7 wrote:
rabbit wrote:

I have no buffering issues at all and am still a huge fan. I don't find my personal station that useful because its SOooo eclectic, and most of the time I just want a particular mood. I have found that tag radios are in general awesome.

Damn, I wish I had better luck. I've never had streaming radio work well for more than two songs in a row. Most of the time it can't get through a single song without buffering a few times. Even here on a 20mbps line I have issues.

Maybe it's a location thing? I've never had problems either.

On a side note, Amarok has built-in Last.fm support. I absolutely cannot wait until KDE 4.0 so I can use Amarok on my Windows pc.

Update: Last week I was at work and attempted to stream again, and was surprised by no hiccups. If there was one, it was merely a blip every 10 or so songs that lasted less than a second without actually pausing the song to buffer.

I'm now subscribing again.

My free 6 month subscription from Xfire just kicked in after waiting 7 months. Very nice.

Been playing with Last.fm for a bit - seems okay. I hooked it into my slimserver so all the tunes I stream to work from home get "scrobbled". I requested an invite to the group.

Better late than never to the party.

Group invite request sent.

My work just started blocking streaming media again. Something about too much surfing. Luckily, I the last.fm player scrobbles what you've listened on your iPod, so I've been using the iPod more at work than before.

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My God, Hemi, 1,515 songs listened in 3 days?

Requested an app, my handle over there is "perfunktory." Mateo I think Pandora's "songs-you-will-like" function was a bit stronger because I just generally found more tracks I liked but being in Canada I can't use it anymore
Last.fm seems pretty good at finding similar artists though, and it's way cool to have all your listening data available in sleek, sexy chart form.

And woo! Sleipnir, another foobar man! How did you set it up to scrobble without last.fm's thing in the background? I can use all the system resources I can get.

Well, we will see how good it is. I have a crapload of netlabel stuff on my HD...let's see what Last.fm makes of that!

Thanks for the reminder, hadn't had this reinstalled since I went vista. Forgot how much I missed it.

If only it could scrobble my Sirius Satellite Internet Radio listening as well.

jmdanny wrote:

My God, Hemi, 1,515 songs listened in 3 days?

Nah, just installed and signed up. I think it treats the initial scan as a "listen." I just reset my play counts on iTunes.

All applicants have been added to the fold.

Wow. I am impressed. I am running iTunes (shuffle mode) in the background, and there have been only a few really obscure or badly tagged things that Last.FM hasn't been able to find. Even the really weird 8bit stuff from Monotonik or Enough Netlabels...

I'm on there, but I don't know if "scrobbling" works with the Zune app. I'll check.

As usual, I'm Sephirotic

Like i've said before, I think, I don't use Last.fm for music recommendations. It's pretty crap at it. But as a Social Networking tool, it's nice, and unobtrusive.

My last.fm page is crazy out of wack. iScrobbler can't update my playcounts if the iTunes library is stored on an external HD, including my iPod playcounts. Since I listen to my iPod 90% of the time and my music is stored on an external drive the only updates it'll take are the few times I use iTunes at work

Trachalio wrote:

My last.fm page is crazy out of wack. iScrobbler can't update my playcounts if the iTunes library is stored on an external HD, including my iPod playcounts. Since I listen to my iPod 90% of the time and my music is stored on an external drive the only updates it'll take are the few times I use iTunes at work :(

I store my library on an external HD and it's grabbing my playcounts from my iPod. I don't play much from iTunes, but it was able to get my entire library and a few of the songs I played as a test (hence why the Wiggles Hoop Dee Do is on my most played tracks for the week). I would try uninstalling the clients and making sure you get rid of all of it and then re-download.

Hemidal wrote:

I store my library on an external HD and it's grabbing my playcounts from my iPod. I don't play much from iTunes, but it was able to get my entire library and a few of the songs I played as a test (hence why the Wiggles Hoop Dee Do is on my most played tracks for the week). I would try uninstalling the clients and making sure you get rid of all of it and then re-download.

I'll give that a go. I know I've got the proper playlist set up on my iPod for it to capture the data from, but it's only ever done it once.

Alright, I'm giving it a go.

I just installed it at work. Anyone run it on more than one PC? Can it stay consistent?

For background, I have iTunes running at work with a subset music collection, and on three machines at home with a centralized library/collection which also feed two iPods. I'm guessing my counts are going to be terribly accurate ...

LilCodger wrote:

Anyone run it on more than one PC? Can it stay consistent?

Yes and yes.

I have it on my PC, laptop, and work.

Bump for Summer Music fun and some of the new grinders i've seen on the site. As i've said, I just use Last.fm for some small-level social networking, and recommendations via my neighbors. You can mix it and Pandora by using PandoraFM, which will send everything you listen to on Pandora to your Last.FM profile.

Meanwhile, in chart news, NiN continues its stranglehold on the charts. That's okay though, me and Celia Cruz will hang out over here.

For those of you with new pretty iPhones. I give you the MobileScrobbler available through the iTunes store. Group that with the iTunes plugin for last.fm for great success. It will definitely be one of the first apps going on the new iPhone (once I get one that is).

Also, a heads up for my fellow last.fm goodgers. After seeing my last.fm account hit 21,000 played tracks (nowhere near Edwin status) over a 4 year period, I decided to wipe my account, and start anew. I went for a full recreate (new id and all) to see how long it will take to reach that many songs again. My new last.fm profile name is drmachin. So fear not when you see friend requests from me and request to re-join the group.

You're back in JM. By the way, I wish I could cull statistics on how many weeks NiN has held the No. 1 spot. It's just ridiculous.

Prederick wrote:

You're back in JM. By the way, I wish I could cull statistics on how many weeks NiN has held the No. 1 spot. It's just ridiculous.

I've often wondered if NIN released a 36-track album just so they'd end up spamming everyone's last.fm stats.

Is the new itunes plugin not crashtastic? I had to stop using it for a while ...

It hasn't crashed on me yet.