Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

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Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by MMJuno » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:20 am

To try and clarify further why this is an issue, even though "Album Artist" isn't actually displayed on LastFM in most locations:

Imagine you have a movie soundtrack "SomeMovie" with 10 tracks all by different artists. You have the album tagged as "Various Artists", but the tracks are all tagged with the individual artist (ex: Track1 - ArtistA, Track2 -ArtistB, etc.). You listen to the entire album once (10 plays total).

On LastFM, all plays for this album should all be grouped under "Various Artists", so on your Albums list you'd have "Various Artists - SomeMovie - 10 plays". If it's submitting the "Track Artist" as the "Album Artist" instead, then you end up with essentially 10 duplicate albums by 10 different artists with the same album name but only 1 track and play each (ex: "ArtistA - SomeMovie - 1 play", "ArtistB - SomeMovie - 1 play", etc.).

In other words, this really messes up the album play counts, although the artist play counts should still be ok since these go by "Track Artist".

Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by MMJuno » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:38 am

That list only shows "Track Artist" though.

What do you see if you choose to edit the scrobble?

There should be both a "Track Artist" (just labeled "Artist") and an "Album Artist" in the edit pop-up. Artist should be "Neotek" while Album Artist should be "Various Artists", if it came over correctly.

Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by Peke » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:48 pm

Sample track is OK with me

Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by MMJuno » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:27 pm

Just sent a dropbox link in PM. Thanks for looking into it!

Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by Peke » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:31 pm

I still can't replicate, Can you send DL link for that exact file in PM so that I can test?

Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by MMJuno » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:44 pm

I don't know that I can see your "Album Artist" values. The only place I'm sure it's shown is when you Edit scrobbles (which only the account owner can do, for obvious reasons).

If this link works properly, here's an example:

On the left, is what was submitted to LastFM today. On the right, is what is in the actual tag of the MP3.

Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by Peke » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:04 pm

I can't replicate, check my and you will see that Artists are correctly uploaded.

New Last.FM plugin is also in MM5.

Dev Note, As there was no changes to scrobbling procedure over the years there was no need for plugin upgrade and MM5 uses newest WEB API.

Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by MMJuno » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:24 am

I've been reviewing some of my submissions on the Last.FM site recently, and it seems that the Album Artist is being sent over with Track Artist instead.

For example on a "Various Artists" album, instead of Album Artist coming over as "Various Artists" like they are tagged, Last.FM is getting the individual Track Artist instead.

Is this some hidden setting somewhere I've missed? I'm not seeing anything relevant in the options pane that would seem to make it do this.

Edit: Doing some additional research, it looks like this possibly started with the last update to the plug-in back in 2014. (The Album Artist isn't something generally visible in the tracklists on the site, so I never noticed it until recently trying to edit some of my scrobbles to do some cleanup). Entries older than 2014 seem to have "Various Artists" as the album artist, but newer submissions all seem to have the Track Artist instead for all the ones I've spot-checked so far.

Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by Peke » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:54 pm

That should be current session/Total numbers

Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by mhendu » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:59 pm

I'm also not getting the Now Playing tracks like I used to - maybe something changed at Scrobbling has been intermittently successful. Restarted MediaMonkey and it seems to be scrobbling now but still won't show the Now Playing tracks on Using scrobbler version on MediaMonkey Gold version

EDIT: It's showing the Now Playing track on the Overview tab, my bad. Is it normal for the plugin to show in the Statistics something like this?

Tracks scrobbled: 2/18543
Now Playing shared: 1/16822

I'm assuming this means there are a whole bunch of tracks that I've played that didn't get scrobbled.

Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by rondiel » Tue May 14, 2019 3:32 pm

I will do that as soon as I can. One other thing of note, it doesn't report the now playing track like it used to.

Update - there is no way to generate a log that shows this behavior. I used DBGview only shows a handful of SQLite errors, the debug version of MMW doesn't even produce a logfile, so I don't know what else you need aside from system specs.

Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by Peke » Tue May 14, 2019 1:08 pm

It is possible that your AV blocks plugin, HTML header from direct access to service usually points that plugin call is redirected to something non compatible.

Can you please open support ticket and send us log file as described here ... p?f=2&t=69

Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by rondiel » Tue May 14, 2019 9:33 am

Just reinstalled the updated scrobbler, and deleted the cache file - no change in the behavior. I have verified the username and password several times. The only error I get is service status failed (cached track)

Re: Scrobbler [Updated 11/27/2014]

by Peke » Mon May 13, 2019 8:15 pm

Upgrade to, check your password and username.

I just tested and all is working.

you can also try to delete Last Fm cache file to start clean.

"handshake unknown error <html>" means HTML text is received instead o standard response code. scrobbler

by rondiel » Mon May 13, 2019 4:54 pm

Does the scrobbler communicate through https? My scrobbler stopped working on two different computers on two different networks (work and home). The error I get is handshake unknown error <html> (using the scrobbler), the newest version doesn't give me anything useful.