OverviewBasically I'm gonna talk about how to scrobble Your music to multiple Last.fm accounts at once, I mean everytime You play a track, it'll be scrobbled to multiple Last.fm accounts, note that this only works on local tracks, currently there is NO way to scrobble radio tracks to multiple accounts at once. OK got it? If You're interested, please read on...Preludium
Originally I was only gonna write this guide for my group Last.fm Couples
, but I've read many threads asking about the same How-To in the Forums
and thought there might be more people out there wanting to know how...
In some circumstances, You and Your friend, dad, mom, daughter, son, brother, sister, girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, or maybe even Your pet (if he has a Last.fm account) are listening together on a single computer and both of You have separate Last.fm accounts. In such occasion, a question will rise: "Could I scrobble the songs we play to her account too? not only mine?", normally the answer is "NO", but hey... Fulvian
doesn't like such answer so he tried to find a way and succeeded...
Before we proceed any further, the requirements are:
(I know a lot of users also use Linux
and Mac OSX
, but I must admit that I have very little knowledge on those operating systems
), but users of those platforms are very welcome to comment on this.Setup
First make sure Last.fm client and foobar2000 and its official plugin are already installed (if You just installed foobar2000, install the official plugin first: in the client, go to Tools ? Get Plugin...)
All done? Now click here
to download the 2nd foobar2000 Audioscrobbler plugin.
(that plugin has a Last.fm group: foo_audioscrobbler
On that site there are two download options:Download foo_audioscrobbler 1.3.16
Download foo_audioscrobbler 1.3.16 with installer
Choose the first one (without installer).
It's a ZIP file, so after downloading just use WinZip/WinRAR or whatever archiver You're using to extract the contents. The ZIP file contains a single file foo_audioscrobbler.dll
, extract this file to a temporary folder or Your desktop.
Now select the file foo_audioscrobbler.dll
and press F2. Rename the file to foo_audioscrobbler2.dll
. Press ENTER to apply the file name change. Now cut the file (Right-click on it then choose "Cut").
Open Your Windows Explorer and go to the folder where You installed foobar2000, for example D:\Program Files\foobar2000
. In that foobar2000 folder, there's a subfolder called "components
", paste foo_audioscrobbler2.dll
into that subfolder.
Now open foobar2000 (close it first and then reopen if it's already open when You paste the new file) and go to File ? Preferences. Go here:
Enter the user name and password of the other Last.fm account You want to scrobble to and tick the "Enable Audioscrobbler" checkbox. If You're using proxy, fill the "Proxy settings" fields too, if You're not using proxy, leave them blank. Close the Preferences window.
Now You're set! any track You play on foobar2000 will be scrobbled to both the account on Last.fm client and the account in the Audioscrobbler plugin within foobar2000. The "Now Listening" feature also works on both accounts, just check 'em out!Don't forget to disable the Audioscrobbler plugin when Your partner is no longer listening together with You: Go back to Audioscrobbler Preferences window and untick the "Enable Audioscrobbler" checkbox
- Please only use this guide for listening together with Your partner, I know this is abusable, but I don't even want to think about the possibilities
- Listening together too often will cause You and Your partner become each other's Neighbour, this may be good or bad, but I personally don't like the fact that my girlfriend is on my top Neighbours list, she's just wasting one Neighbour space that's supposed to be occupied by other users I don't know.
- People who know or have ideas on how to do this on Linux, Mac OSX, and also on other media players on Windows are encouraged to give comments, knowledge exists to be shared! :P
- Have a nice day and happy scrobbling together! :D