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AudioScrobbler or how to laugh at peoples' playlists

By Didou
Oct 15, 2004
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  1. AudioScrobbler is a small plug-in for most popular media players (yes Nic, even WMP) which holds stats of the songs that you play. It can then suggest other similar artists to look for or eventually other AudioScrobbler users that have the same musical tastes as you (in case you want to have a chit-chat).

    We started using it in the IRC channel ( irc.starchat.net - #3Dspotlight ) to have a musical snapshots of the users in there & decided we could bring it over to the forums.:)

    AudioScrobbler TechSpot group

    In order to join the group, you have to ask & a current member will add you. To make things easier, give us your user name from the forums.

    Here's my playlist, in case you're wondering what's playing on Winamp right now (CLICK CLICK). ;)
     
  2. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    Who the hell is Don Ho? I consider myself fairly well musically 'educated' (bad term, really), but I've never heard of him...

    No BeOS plugins, and the media player I use has no plugin API anyway. Just take my word for it - lots and lots of New Order, Orbital, Bomfunk MC's, Pet Shop Boys, and other electronic acts
     
  3. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    wow, a XMMS plugin!

    i joined for that reason alone
     
  4. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Hehe...anyway welcome aboard! :wave:
     
  5. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    :haha: Don Ho is/(was?) a Hawaiian singer who had one major hit (many, many years ago) by the name of "Tiny Bubbles". I'm not surprised you've never heard of him. If you're not from the states and aren't older than dirt (like many of us), you probably wouldn't.
     
  6. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 387

    Are there any for players like Xine and mplayer?
     
  7. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Nope, as far i know, only xmms is supported in linux.
     
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 4,274

    Mplayer & Xine are regarded as video players, even though they play mp3 files & as such there are no plug-ins available for them.
     
  9. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    I wonder do either of the major BeOS players have enough access to playlist data through the plugin API's...

    SoundPlay probably does, as it does have a complete third party web control frontend. Might look into a port of this..
     
  10. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 387

    I can't figure out how to install for XMMS on Linux. It returns this:

    Code:
    bash-2.05b# ./configure
    checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for gawk... gawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of executables...
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
    checking for style of include used by make... GNU
    checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
    checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
    checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
    checking for egrep... grep -E
    checking for ANSI C header files... yes
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
    checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/bin/ld
    checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
    checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
    checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
    checking whether ln -s works... yes
    checking how to recognise dependent libraries... pass_all
    checking for sys/types.h... yes
    checking for sys/stat.h... yes
    checking for stdlib.h... yes
    checking for string.h... yes
    checking for memory.h... yes
    checking for strings.h... yes
    checking for inttypes.h... yes
    checking for stdint.h... yes
    checking for unistd.h... yes
    checking dlfcn.h usability... yes
    checking dlfcn.h presence... yes
    checking for dlfcn.h... yes
    checking for g++... g++
    checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
    checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
    checking dependency style of g++... gcc3
    checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... g++ -E
    checking for g77... g77
    checking whether we are using the GNU Fortran 77 compiler... yes
    checking whether g77 accepts -g... yes
    checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 32768
    checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
    checking for objdir... .libs
    checking for ar... ar
    checking for ranlib... ranlib
    checking for strip... strip
    checking if gcc static flag  works... yes
    checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... yes
    checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC
    checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
    checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
    checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
    checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
    checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
    checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
    checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
    checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build static libraries... no
    configure: creating libtool
    appending configuration tag "CXX" to libtool
    checking for ld used by g++... /usr/bin/ld
    checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
    checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
    checking for g++ option to produce PIC... -fPIC
    checking if g++ PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
    checking if g++ supports -c -o file.o... yes
    checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
    checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
    checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
    checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
    appending configuration tag "F77" to libtool
    checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build static libraries... no
    checking for g77 option to produce PIC... -fPIC
    checking if g77 PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
    checking if g77 supports -c -o file.o... yes
    checking whether the g77 linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
    checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
    checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
    checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
    checking whether byte ordering is bigendian... no
    checking for long... yes
    checking size of long... 4
    checking if XMMS plugin is to be built... yes
    checking for glib-config... /usr/local/bin/glib-config
    checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.2... yes
    checking for xmms-config... no
    checking for XMMS - version >= 1.2.4... no
    *** The xmms-config script installed by XMMS could not be found.
    *** If XMMS was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
    *** your path, or set the XMMS_CONFIG environment variable to the
    *** full path to xmms-config.
    configure: WARNING: *** XMMS >= 1.2.4 not installed - please install first ***
    checking if BMP plugin is to be built... yes
    checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
    checking for glib-2.0 >= 2.4.0 gtk+-2.0 >= 2.4.0... Requested 'glib-2.0 >= 2.4.0' but version of GLib is 2.2.1
    configure: WARNING: Cannot find glib2/gtk2
    checking for bmp >= 0.9.7rc2... Package bmp was not found in the pkg-config search path.
    Perhaps you should add the directory containing `bmp.pc'
    to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
    No package 'bmp' found
    configure: WARNING: Cannot find beep-media-player
    configure: error: No media player specified, or none found. Cannot build.
    Unfortunately, I have had too many problems installing gtk and glib. I can never get rid of all the scraps of the old install. Aside from that, I did install xmms, but it can't find it.
     

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