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Old 01-28-2010, 08:37 AM   #4001 (permalink)
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The Last.FM client has always been a little hit and miss but on my old PC had probably scrobbled 90% of the plays from my iPod and 100% of my plays from my PC. On my new PC it is still scrobbling from music on hard drive but hasn't scrobbled a thing from my iPod yet.

Best, most reliable iPod scrobblers anyone? Im using Vista.

Edit: I manually manage my ipod and given my last PC died and i have a shiny new laptop my ipod library differs from my itunes library. In essence the albums on my iPod are not on the hard drive of the laptop i am using and connecting my iPod to. I have considered that this is why it isnt scrobbling my ipod plays. However on my old PC it WAS scrobbling plays from albums on my iPod that werent in my iTunes library at the time either (due to one or two hard drive fails and the eventual wiping of my iTunes library).

Could it just be that it was scrobbling these plays because the music WAS on the hard drive, even though it wasnt added to my iTunes?
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:56 AM   #4002 (permalink)
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You're right that it might be due to the albums on your iPod not being on your hard drive. The way the scrobbler works, from my understanding, is that when you plug it in, it checks the play count (of your hard drive's library) for new plays and submits those to last.fm. If no new plays are showing, nothing gets submitted.

When I used to manage my iPod manually, which was over a year ago, I used iSproggler. I'd look into that.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:59 AM   #4003 (permalink)
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Cheers for that, i might check that out.

I'd assume that how it works too but now i think about it i used to rip CD's to iTunes, transfer them to my iPod and then delete the CD off iTunes and those plays still got scrobbled when i connected my iPod and let the Last.FM client do its business.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:52 PM   #4004 (permalink)
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Cheers for that, i might check that out.

I'd assume that how it works too but now i think about it i used to rip CD's to iTunes, transfer them to my iPod and then delete the CD off iTunes and those plays still got scrobbled when i connected my iPod and let the Last.FM client do its business.
With iSproggler, you create a smart playlist on your iPod called "Recently Played" and that's what the program checks when you plug your iPod in. Things may have changed, but that's how it worked back then. I had frequent problems though, so I eventually decided to just sync my iPod (to a specific manual playlist, not to my whole library) and use the standard last.fm client. I have occasional problems but I can usually fix things by restarting the app and/or going to help/diagnostics and manually syncing.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:34 PM   #4005 (permalink)
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Nice and varied this week:

Erland and the carnival 27
Steel Pole Bath Tub 26
Living Colour 20
New Model Army 17
Subway Sect 14
Morbid Angel 11
Scientist 10
Nas 10
Metallica 10
The Fall 10
Everything but the Girl 10
Soothsayers 9
Bauhaus 9
The Laughing Clowns 9
Melt-Banana 9
The Icicle Works 9
Son Seals 8
Transglobal Underground 8
Blind Pilot 8
Little Dragon 8
Crumbsuckers 8
R.E.M. 7
Exodus 7
Tactical Sekt 7
Lack Of Afro 7
Whipping Boy 6
Kate Rusby 6
Botch 6
Thunderball 5
King Loser 5
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:10 PM   #4006 (permalink)
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Last 7 Days
Common Rider - 98
Rivers Cuomo - 62
Dinosaur Jr. - 39
Operation Ivy - 33
Classics of Love - 17
INDK - 16
Bomb The Music Industry! - 11
Descendents - 11
Polvo - 9
The Ziggens - 9
Nirvana - 9
Radiohead - 8
The Arrogant Sons of Bitches - 6
Don Cabellero - 5
Sebadoh - 5
Sonic Youth - 4
Sublime - 4
Built To Spill - 3
Pixies - 3
The Specials - 3
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:34 PM   #4007 (permalink)
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Now that I can now scrobble my vinyl plays, last.fm has become an even better music resource for me. It simply can't be beat for recommendations, trending, and tracking.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:54 PM   #4008 (permalink)
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^tgpo's back where you been man ?

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Calvin Harris 6
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Lange 5
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:06 PM   #4009 (permalink)
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I primarily listened to various artist/tag stations, so my top 5 artists don't exactly exemplify what I was listening to this week.

My top 5 artists this week:

The Undertones 34
Eels 21
The Rosedales 15 (Listened to their new album, which sucks)
Bush 15
Crass 14
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Last 7 Days
Common Rider - 98
Rivers Cuomo - 62
Dinosaur Jr. - 39
Operation Ivy - 33
Classics of Love - 17
INDK - 16
Bomb The Music Industry! - 11
Descendents - 11
Polvo - 9
The Ziggens - 9
Nirvana - 9
Radiohead - 8
The Arrogant Sons of Bitches - 6
Don Cabellero - 5
Sebadoh - 5
Sonic Youth - 4
Sublime - 4
Built To Spill - 3
Pixies - 3
The Specials - 3
I am liking your list, sir. A LOT! There are about 5 that I don't know and a couple I don't listen to, but the ones I like are excellent.
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