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New-Style Last.fm Scrobbler for Ubuntu Karmic

After much delay my last.fm plug-in for Rhythmbox is now available for Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) too.

You can get the package by adding

deb http://blog.blackdown.de/static/debian/rhythmbox/ karmic main
deb-src http://blog.blackdown.de/static/debian/rhythmbox/ karmic main

to /etc/apt/sources.list.
After adding those lines, do:

$ sudo aptitude update
$ sudo aptitude install rhythmbox

The repositories are signed with my GPG key which can be imported into your apt keyring with

$ wget http://blog.blackdown.de/static/gpg.asc -O - | \
    sudo apt-key add -

Please remember to disable the old Last.fm plug-in before enabling mine (New Style Last.fm Scrobbler). Also please note that my plug-in requires the lastfm client to work correctly.

Read more about the plugin and get the source code at Last.fm for Rhythmbox – New Style.

This article Jürgen Kreileder is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


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Jon Garvin said

Whoohooo!!! Installed and scrobbling. Thanks Jürgen!

You’re welcome :)

zyxl said

This is great! Work perfectly, thanks for your work!

Jeremy said

Thanks a lot !

Awesome, thanks. This really should be part of the official package.

Damián said

THank you! I’ve benn waiting for this since the release of Karmic :D

tweant said

You’re the best. Thank you so much. Now I don’t have to install Micro$oft Windows

Warm welcome from Poland

heuffel said

Hello, at first thanks for the Scrobbler,
I’d like to ask – I’m not sure, if this is a bug of Scrobbler or of your plugin, or if I’m doing something wrong, but, as it seems, if I listen to a song more times without a break, the scrobbler scrobbles it only once. So I can’t listen to a track in a “repeat one track” mode, because it scrobbles just the first time I listen to it. :( Could that be solved in some way?
Thank you.

It’s a bug/feature of the Last.fm application: It ignores tracks played on repeat.

heuffel replied

Thank you.
Well, interesting feature :)

Felipe said

How do I make this work in Ubuntu Maverick (Rhythmbox 0.13.0)?

Since I had Ubuntu upgraded to Maverick the plugin stopped working and I’ve tried to reinstall using ‘maverick’ instead of ‘lucid’ (as I used to use) in those lines at ‘/etc/apt/sources.list’ but the plugin doesn’t appears in Rhythmbox.

Felipe said

Oh, I mean Rhythmbox 0.13.1

I have to build an updated version for Maverick. Probably later today.

Felipe said

Thank you! This is very useful.