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dynamic playlists using audioscrobbler suggestions

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:14 pm
by Buck Rogers
Hi,

a few days ago, i found this piece of software. I really like it. I have Linux installed on another computer. There are a few players (eg amarok), fetching some data from the audiscrobbler neighbours, compare it with your local files on your HDD and creates or enqueues the songs based on the audiscrobbler suggestions. This is a very usefull feature. I found no player/plugin for windows. Is such feature useless??

Greetings

Buck

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:43 pm
by Peke
If I understanded you corectly you want to Import AudioScrobbler neighbours Playlists into MM or some other APP?

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:17 am
by Buck Rogers
Yes. Amarok (http://amarok.kde.org) has a function like this. I don´t want to import the complete List from a audioscrobbler neighbour. I just want to add a suggested song.
Sorry for my poor english :)
I will try it with an example:
I am playing the song "clocks" by the artist coldplay. MM asks audioscrobbler for similar artists (http://www.last.fm/music/Coldplay/+similar) and their top tracks.
It compares the tracks with your local music database and enqueues the next x songs from this result to your playlist.

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:21 am
by Peke
That will be difficult to make but not impossible as it uses LastFM Site for search and info about tracks that will be imported which is at the current state of MM URL Search features not possible.

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:47 am
by abrazor
Yes, difficult. Great idea but!

Another idea is to just use the last.fm player and when you hear music by similar artists then you just get their music.

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:51 pm
by Buck Rogers
I just found a project for another (linux) player for this suggestion...

http://www.silverscripting.com/blog/arc ... /projects/

http://www.silverscripting.com/wiki/dok ... =wapc#desc

The script was done with python.


Even look at http://amarok.kde.org/index.php?set_alb ... _photo.php . There is a list of suggested song in the left part of the picture. These suggested songs are based on the current track, the audioscorbbler similar artists and your contont on your hdd.

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:30 pm
by Josti
Great idea, i discovered last.fm recently and it rocks!

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:33 pm
by Teknojnky
Better last.fm integration would be super.

The audioscrobber plugin tells last.fm what you play, but there is nothing in MM that interfaces with last.fm.

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:50 am
by judas
its a really nice suggestion indeed...besides, i really think more should be done in respect to these services that suggest music: the support for shoutcast streaming radio was a step in the right direction, but as i see it the music business is moving towards streaming more and more...theres last.fm, pandora.com (which I strongly recomend) and is not long before satelite radio wins ground on cell phones and that sort of things...so keeping up with the trend might give MM a new competitive edge. I find this suggestion a nice one...it would work like auto-dj only that the songs played would be similar...not a trance right after a mmm...emerson lake and palmer song.

sorry for going off topic there... :-)

judas

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:42 am
by psyXonova
I like that idea so much that i am going to make a script that i will call it Scrobbler DJ.
It will act like AutoDJ but it will add tracks based on AudioScrobler recomendations

I will keep you informed....

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:52 am
by judas
psyxonova Image

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:09 am
by trixmoto
@Judas: the image is not appearing :(

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:14 am
by judas
seems Im not doing anything right today: spent the entire night watching grand slam tennis and decided i shouldnt sleep as i have to study in a few hours!!!!

the image is showing for me...it might be a bit slow though...¿?

ill check if i can find a replacement...edit: thats it...better now!

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:35 am
by psyXonova
Lol, Judas dont expect anything for the next 4-5 days...
I will do it though.... thats a promise.....

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:39 am
by judas
Lol...no worries psyxonova...ill give feedback and wont let you sleep when its firstly available :-)