Request for a script: Last.fm-based playlist creator:Genius

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Request for a script: Last.fm-based playlist creator:Genius

Post by cali »

It would be great to have a script that can populate a playlist based on Last.fm recommendations. That way the Last.fm feature could be used even from a device. The playlists could be customizable in size, similarity, etc.

I have no idea how to create scripts but I think it would be a good idea. Anybody?
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Post by Teknojnky »

try my last.fm node script (link in sig)

selecting the root last.fm node will load related tracks to the currently playing track, from there you can select tracks to send to a playlist or send the whole list.

You can also generate lists based on specific artists, tags, user charts, group charts, or location charts.
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Post by cali »

I do have your script installed, thanks for it. But I actually was talking about something simpler, like a auto-DJ Last.fm playlist generator. For instance, you start with one artist and it's generate a 100-track playlist that can be easily synced to a device.
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Post by Teknojnky »

I don't think it will be possible to create an auto-playlist like that, especially something that can be synced automatically.

About the best thing that may be possible is to generate a related track list (either via last.fm nodes) or some other scripts implementation, and send that to a sync playlist via 'send to'. Or I suppose it could have a designated playlist to generate and send to, but eh IMO I would rather have more control over what gets sent.
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Post by cali »

Well, it wouldn't have to sync the playlists automatically, just generate them. I think a feasible way to do this would be to "trick" Last.fm into thinking that MM is playing the tracks for a second, so Last.fm could send back the information; and then start the whole process again based on the generated file, and so on until the playlist is completed.
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Post by trixmoto »

What "recommendations" are you using? My "SimilarArtists" script builds playlists based on a seed artist, using the Last.FM webservice for similar artists.
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Post by cali »

I also use your script but I was talking about something more like an off-line Last.fm Auto-DJ. So it'd create a plylist by adding a new track based on the previous track's Last.fm recommendations, one by one. That's why I thought a way to do this would be to trick Last.fm into thinking that MM is actually playing the tracks instead of just calling for information.
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Post by Teknojnky »

I see, you want it to loop through sequential recommended tracks instead of a list of recommended/similar tracks for a single track. (which is what last.fm node dj and scrobbler dj do, albeit one track at a time).
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Post by cali »

Right! sorry if I wasn't clear enough. I rarely use my iPod's shuffle feature, it's way too random. I think many people here love the Auto-DJ feature based on Last.fm so it would be nice to have it everywhere.
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I like this idea... agree that Shuffle can be a bit to random with a large number of tracks on the player.
But, what I am thinking is that I will just make a playlist using LastFM node.
By;
Writing down my top ten artist.
Entering them individually under lastFM node.
Send the results from the ten entries to New Playlist/"Last FM"
That would give you a fairly large playlist of songs that you would probably want to hear.
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Re: Request for a script: Last.fm-based playlist creator:Genius

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I should've patented this idea :wink: This is basically what iTunes' Genius is like but with Last.fm rather than apple's geniuses, it would be better.

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Re: Request for a script: Last.fm-based playlist creator:Genius

Post by Benn »

This http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... =2&t=12496 is similar to what you want; maybe you could request that it could be modified to use last.fm?
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Re: Request for a script: Last.fm-based playlist creator:Genius

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Benn wrote:This http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... =2&t=12496 is similar to what you want; maybe you could request that it could be modified to use last.fm?
Last.fm DJ is already available, which is basically exactly what you are describing.
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Re: Request for a script: Last.fm-based playlist creator:Genius

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No it's not, which is the basic difference with Apple's Genius. That feature can create playlists that can be used offline or on a portable device.
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Re: Request for a script: Last.fm-based playlist creator:Genius

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cali wrote:No it's not, which is the basic difference with Apple's Genius. That feature can create playlists that can be used offline or on a portable device.
No, sorry for the confusion - that's not what I meant. Benn stated that possibly MusicMagicDJ could be adapted to use Last.fm, but such a script already exists - Last.fm DJ.

However, as far as a playlist creation feature goes, there is Similar Artists by trixmoto that creates a playlist from a track by comparing the author of that track to similar artists at Last.fm.
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