Extra Stats FAQ


8 Mar 2007, 3:17

In the Chart mode: How are the chart changes compared?

If you select for example a period of time of three months, it calculates the changes using a chart for a time interval finalizing in the first date of the selected range and starting three months before.

What do the colors in the wavegraph mean?

In the default settings, the color gamma(Red-yellow-green-blue) represents the point of the time in which the artists first appear in your music listening history, if a wave is red it means that you first listened this artist when you recently joined and if the wave is blue you just have discovered that artist, the brightness(dark red-light red) is just used to differentiate waves that are next to each other.

Many of the questions are now addressed in the 'Wave Graph Options Explained' Journal, so now this place looks a bit empty, why don't you ask a question? :)

I uploaded my iTunes info but I can't make stats calculations with that data, what's wrong?

Currently the data that you have uploaded from itunes isn't added to the weekly charts in the web services, so at the moment is not possible to use that data to make stats calculations.

My data seems to be wrong after running the program in the beginning of 2009?

There was a very serious bug in webservices that produced empty xml files (That is empty charts) for any week requested by the program in january and february 2009. In order to fix this you need to delete all the data and download it again following the next steps:

1. Click "Settings" button, the one in the right of the username textbox.

2. Click "Open" button in "Downloaded Data Directory" Section.

3. Open "Users" folder.

4. Select all folders inside "Users" folder and delete them. (The folder names should be the usernames that you have used in the program)

5. Restart Extra Stats and try to calculate the wave graph again.


  • dj4am

    Does this work on Vista? I can't get the 3.2.2 started. Thanks for advice!

    6 Ene 2008, 21:21
  • C26000

    it works fine in vista, does it give you any kind of error it just doesn't start?

    6 Ene 2008, 22:21
  • dj4am

    Tx. Now that I know it should work in Vista, I'll try other options first. If that doesn't solve my problem, I'll shout again ;-) Anyway, great work of you!

    6 Ene 2008, 22:51
  • punkdigerati

    Every time I attempt to create a tag wave graph after a little while while it is processing it comes up with error creating weekly tag cloud for the file from=1150027200&to=1150632000 I believe it always has a problem when it gets to that date range.

    22 Ene 2008, 16:56
  • C26000

    That is a bug, It occurs because you have a week whithout any music listened, temporary you can fix it by modifing this file Shared Database\Users\punkdigerati\Weeklycharts\from=1150027200&to=1150632000.xml to include some music, open it in a text editor , and replace all the text for <?xml version=1.0 encoding=UTF-8?> <weeklyartistchart user=punkdigerati from=1150027200 to=1150632000> <artist> <name>Joe Hisaishi</name> <mbid>44c64a30-1d58-49c5-b314-6e02fba49526</mbid> <chartposition>1</chartposition> <playcount>1</playcount> <url> Hisaishi</url> </artist> </weeklyartistchart> Save the file, restart the program and try again.

    22 Ene 2008, 22:56
  • amandakay1

    When I first used the wave graph, the date range it gave me was from 12/30/07 to 03/11/08. I downloaded it on the 11th, so that makes sense, however I didn't actually join until January 3rd, so I'm not sure where December 30th is coming from... Two questions: 1. It's been a couple of days, and it continues to end at the 11th. Does it take a certain amount of time (weekly?) for the chart to update? 2. I joined in January, but I uploaded my iTunes info when I joined, so my listening habits are scrobbled back much further than that. Is there a way to get the date to start earlier? The directions for moving the slider work, but don't let me go out of the range of 12/30/07 - 03/11/08. Also, thanks! I wouldn't be asking so many questions if thing thing wasn't so much fun to play with

    13 Mar 2008, 20:05
  • C26000

    It updates the date range more or less weekly, it depends of when updates their data in the webservices. The first date doesn't need to coincide with your join date, I think it is the first day of the week that you joined or something like that. The data uploaded from itunes don't have info about weekly plays or at least they aren't added to the webservices, consequently it's impossible to calculate stats that depend of a date interval with that data. no problem, ask all the questions that you want, I like hearing from the users of the program :)

    13 Mar 2008, 21:01
  • amandakay1

    Awesome, thank you!

    13 Mar 2008, 21:23
  • krakout

    Using, just crashes upon startup, even before UI loads. Tried running as admin, compatibility settings as WinXPSP2, nothing :( Wha a shame!

    1 May 2008, 14:48
  • C26000

    well I have vista, and it runs fine for me.. try to open directly the exe of the program, the Extra Stats.Exe file inside Extra stats folder.

    1 May 2008, 17:10
  • Boomer_Shin

    Hello! I just can't start it. It says there's an error while starting the application. "Application not started correctly(0xc0000135). Click on OK to finish the application". Got any clue? =P I'm at windows XP, by the way. Thanks!

    17 Jun 2008, 19:44
  • C26000

    did you installed the .NET framework 2?

    17 Jun 2008, 20:09
  • Boomer_Shin

    No, did I have to?? XD Woops!!! Thank you! Installing! =D I'll be back if it does not solve. Thank you!! =D [i](Always read the instructions...)[/i]

    17 Jun 2008, 20:33
  • hillyj

    i cant figure out how to install on my mac :(

    31 Oct 2008, 4:45
  • Not_for_Sale

    I get this error when I try to generate a graph. Am I doing something wrong? See the end of this message for details on invoking just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box. ************** Exception Text ************** System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException: The given key was not present in the dictionary. at System.ThrowHelper.ThrowKeyNotFoundException() at System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2.get_Item(TKey key) at Last.fmExtraStats.frmppal.a(String A_0, Boolean A_1, BackgroundWorker A_2) at Last.fmExtraStats.frmppal.b(Object A_0, DoWorkEventArgs A_1) at System.ComponentModel.BackgroundWorker.OnDoWork(DoWorkEventArgs e) at System.ComponentModel.BackgroundWorker.WorkerThreadStart(Object argument)

    2 Feb 2009, 0:05
  • C26000

    there is a serious bug in webservices please join this group to be notified when it gets solved and what to do in order to make the program run fine again

    3 Feb 2009, 2:09
  • C26000

    try installing .net framework 2 first , if it doesnt' work try opening the exe inside de folder directly.

    12 Abr 2009, 21:16
  • ksstudio

    it works on vista x86 but dont work on x64 computer even on a virtual xp x86

    7 Jun 2009, 6:48
  • C26000

    mmm you are right I need to provide a x64 version, but meanwhile why don't you try installing the .net framework in the virtual XP?

    7 Jun 2009, 19:49
  • cyqurayte

    I run Vista Business on Parallels on a Mac. When I click on the .exe File it doesn't open and an Error Window open saying this: ApplicationLauncher has stopped working Problem Details: "Problem Signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: Extra Stats.exe Application Version: Application Timestamp: 46f473e8 Fault Modul Name: KERNEL32.dll Fault Modul Version: 6.0.6001.18000 Fault Modul Timestamp: 4791a71d Exception Code: e0434f4d Exception Offset: 000442eb OS Version: 6.0.6001. Locale ID: 1033" Do you know whats the problem? Thx

    6 Ago 2009, 13:12
  • C26000

    mmm I'm not familiar with parallels but try to open the .exe file inside the main folder of the package instead of the one outside it.

    6 Ago 2009, 14:37
  • cyqurayte

    I tryed that already but it doesn't make a difference...

    16 Ago 2009, 11:02
  • fuckth1ssh1t

    same probleme here

    22 Ene 2010, 19:59
  • C26000

    Sorry I really can't help you with any problem that doesn't appear inside the windows enviroment. The only thing that comes to mind is to try to install the .net framework 2 inside parallels I'm not sure it can be done..

    23 Ene 2010, 17:39
  • boosmeeee

    Im getting a similar error punkdigerati had. when I attempt the solution you recommendation, i am unable to find the file that is called out by the error message. Is there a solution?

    2 Mar 2010, 0:54
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