LastFm Scrobbles incorrectly for multiple artists

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Volition
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LastFm Scrobbles incorrectly for multiple artists

Post by Volition »

Hi Everyone,

Not really knowing exactly the protocols of gathering support for a function to be altered. i thought i would put my problem with scrobbling to last fm out to the community.

At the moment When scrobbling tracks with multiple artists. SC scrobbles the whole tag.

e.g. Crosby, Stills & Nash/David Crosby/Stephen Stills/Graham Nash

I use the artist that i would like scrobbled as the first part of the Artist tag,

e.g. Crosby, Stills & Nash/David Crosby/Stephen Stills/Graham Nash

I would like 'Crosby, Stills & Nash' Scobbled. I consider this a bug.

As MM3 Offers the ability to have multiple items in tags, and this helps with finding all artists contributions over a large data base.

I strongly believe the importance of fixing this issue is paramount as we also have the ability to Scrobble to Last.FM and my scrobbles are just wrong for those tracks.




So i was thinking we could attack this as such.

in the LastFM options page have an option "submit first artist for tracks with multiple artists" have a check box.

The Code that exists would just need some code inserted that would have the Psuedo code as such.

Needs a variable set up as artist.

Does the track have multiple artists?
No. --> Assign artist tag to variable.
Yes. --> Is the check box ticked on the lastFm options page
No. --> Assign artist tag to variable
Yes. --> Cut Artists tag from beggining till it reaches the delimiter.
Assign this result to the variable, "Artist"
then follow the existing code to submit it.

Of course you could have another option to join the multiple artists;
Make; Crosby, Stills & Nash/David Crosby/Stephen Stills/Graham Nash
Crosby, Stills & Nash,David Crosby,Stephen Stills & Graham Nash
By counting the artists, inserting commas and ampersands where needed.
Deoending on how people tag there files.

From what i've gathered at LastFm they will not be using a facility to cope with the multiple artist problem specifically they are working at fingerprinting songs which will help and i suppose at that point we will be submitting the fingerprint id for songs.

Anyways any support would be appreciatted. I love scrobbling. I use to find events in my area, find bands i haven't heard of close to those i listen to. And the more accurate my scrobbles the better.
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Re: LastFm Scrobbles incorrectly for multiple artists

Post by Mizery_Made »

The Last.FM scrobbler provided by MediaMonkey (found here) already submits just the first artist in a multiple artist list. It also has an INI switch which turns this off, and submits the Artist tag as-is.

EDIT: I take that back. The issue seems to be with selecting "/" as the separator. It will then submit the tracks in the form "Artist; Artist." Not sure if it's only the "/" separator, or if it's anything other than "; "

EDIT 2: Appears to do the same with " | "
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Re: LastFm Scrobbles incorrectly for multiple artists

Post by Volition »

I Can't Find the INI file. Looked in Application data and the plugins directory.

Though from your edit i gather. It doesn't work for the "/" we'll i better go off and log a bug then.

Can you confirm this with the slash?
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