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Discussion in 'Listen Music' started by rtv, September 26, 2006.

  1. Dadeo
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    Is there any thumb supprorted in last.fm that could be used in a music overlay? I am happy to incorporate it into skin defined overlays, but I cannot find a GUIProperty that works. I tried #Play.Current.Thumb and #Play.Current.ArtistThumb but neither of those work.


     
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    Scrobbler - similar vs random (offline)

    When playing music on the now playing screen (from my library) I see scrobbler options - Random, Similar.

    I see what random does - populates the playlist with random tracks from my library. Similar does nothing as far as I can tell as teh playlist does not appear to populate with any new music. I imagine it should populate the playlist with 'similar' tracks based on what is currently playing or what was first selected to play but it does not. Is this purely a last.fm radio function or can it apply to local music? Is it broken?

    My last.fm sub is expired but I'm not playing last.fm music just local content.
     
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    I use "similar" here and it works. I think your case confirms my suspect that this "similar" function uses something from de lastfm online system to determine this "similarity" in my library files... This function has much more precision than I'd expect if it was based simple in the taglines of my files...

    Could anyone confirm this?
     
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    Here are the issues I have with the Last.fm plugin. Running 1.1.0 beta with not SVNs.

    1. it does not use the visualzation i have (milkdrop).

    2. it does not store any tags i enter. I do get artists stored for quick retrieval, but no tags are stored. I have never had it store tags. even with re-builds, re-installs, upgrades, etc...

    If these 2 things get fixed, it would be great. Having to type in the few tags I like every time is getting old. I can post any information needed to help solve these. would love to work with someone to get these solved. If they have been solved, please let me know so I can anxiously await the release with these fixed.

    Any info at all would be appreciated on these issues, though.
     
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    You'd need at least a skin which sets "allowoverlay" to true. Then however the overlay/preview/viz code in MP is a big mess and you'll likely get some issues...

    There might be a little misunderstanding. The tags which are displayed by MP are your account's "top tags" not a history of those you entered before. There's a workaround though which will do what you intend:
    Just browse the last.fm site and find some bands matching the tags you usually enter. Then "tag" them (the artist, the album, the track - it doesn't matter) right there.
    All the tags you've applied will appear in MediaPortal. Just give it some time as last.fm's webservices are cached...
     
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    thanks for the response. I understand #1 now. But still confused on #2.

    I don't know why this plugin won't pull down my recent tags like it does for my recent artists? I have been using last fm for a while, both on MP and just on the web. on several different computers.

    I got 3 pages of artists that get pulled down from last FM in MP, but no tags. Which is odd because I mostly do listening based on tag, not artist. I guess I don't understand why it will pull down my recent artists, but not my recent tags? Even if it takes a month for the last FM servers to cache stuff and populate my account, or whatever, I have been a last fm user WAY longer than that.

    could you explain it a little better? I guess I am missing something....

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    Okay - your tags:

    This is what MP sees.

    As you've just tagged some stuff "80s" and "new wave" you'll soon see it in MP.
    To speed things up either restart MP or use the context menu to reload your settings.
     
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    nevermind. I think I figured it out. I have to create my own tags in last.fm. I did that on a few artsits real quick to see if they will pull up.

    when I would go to last.fm, I would just select the tags tab on the right, and type in the type of music I was in the mood for. I thought last fm saved those I typed in. thanks for the education!!!

    If this does not work, I will write back seeking further wisdom. thanks again.

    WOW, you are fast!!!

    thanks again!! before about 15 minutes ago, that tag list would have been empty!!!
     
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    I'm using mp 1.1 beta no svn.
    When i set the lastfm account i the audioscrobler plugin it doesn't save the access data. If i repoen the plugin configuration no account is set.
    Any help?Thank you!
     
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    Continuous play not working?

    This may seem totally dumb, but how can I set last.fm to play music continously?

    When listening to My Last.FM all works fine (tags, scrobbling, etc) but after playing the first song in the list it stops and I have to manually select the next song.

    Is there something to set in the plugin configuration or when starting the stream?

    Any help (or kick in the pants) is appreciated.

    Thanks;
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