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2006-04-26, 13:34 #1
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Engadget feature on Squeezebox and Pandora
2006-05-04, 06:00 #2
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2006-05-04, 07:02 #3
Pretty funny observation from the article:
'a "Web 2.0" site -- the blanket term we're all aware of referring to a startup that generates more RSS than revenue.'
Also, I'm intrigued with the Pandora-approved "mash up" between Last.fm and Pandora mentioned towards the end of the article. Anybody know anything about that?
2006-05-04, 07:07 #4Craig, James (IT)Guest
Re: Engadget feature on Squeezebox and Pandora
> Also, I'm intrigued with the Pandora-approved "mash up"
> between Last.fm
> and Pandora mentioned towards the end of the article. Anybody know
> anything about that?
I think siduhe posted a link earlier in the week.
It's a web-based 'wrapper' on Pandora that submits to LastFM
Would be nice to do this on the Squeezebox but we'd need a
Squeezenetwork-based Scrobbler plugin first...
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2006-05-04, 08:21 #5
Is the point of Scrobbler to submit tracks you like to Last.fm, or just all tracks you have heard? If you're listening on Pandora and a bad track comes up, does it get submitted? Or does it only submit for tracks you rate with a thumbs up?
2006-05-04, 08:30 #6
Scrobbler submits any track you've listened to to Last.fm (which used to be called audioscrobbler). However, if you skip the track before a certain amount has played (not sure, but it's something like half of the track or 1 minute elapsed time), it will not submit.
This may not seem perfect, but if you always use Scrobbler you end up with a pretty darn accurate profile of your listening habits.
2006-05-04, 08:31 #7
It should only submit when you've "listened" to the song, not skipped it.
Audioscrobbler defines this as listening to either 50% of the song, or the first 3 minutes for longer pieces. If either condition is met, then you at least endured the song enough to be logged.
2006-05-04, 08:34 #8
OK, thanks for the clarification. I guess that probably works OK most of the time. If I were writing it with Pandora in mind, I'd submit a track after it had completely played, or as soon as the user gives it a thumbs up. That way even a thumbs down near the end will not get submitted.