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How does D interface with last.fm?

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:02 am
by bgrant
I realized that I completely misunderstood what D does! Now I see, I think. Next problem: I cannot figure out how D relates to last.fm. I installed the last.fm add-on, which says it "provides last.fm integration with D+ and installed the last.fm scrobbler. Now what? How do get last to play thru D? I have both open and from the flatness and greyness of the last.fm sound, I don't think the signal is running thru D. The last button on D jus let me love, unlove etc. I dont see what this applies to.
Thanks for any help! I am sure I am again missing something obvious!


Barry

Re: How does D interface with last.fm?

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:39 am
by RonaldPR
Not sure what you are trying to do. Decibel is a music player, it plays music files that you have on your computer or on a connected disk and that you have added to the playlist in Decibel.

Re: How does D interface with last.fm?

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:04 pm
by sbooth
The Last.fm plugin for Decibel will scrobble songs you've played, update your now playing track on last.fm, and allow you love and unlove tracks. To get this functionality you need to enable the last.fm plugin in the Plug-Ins preference pane.

Re: How does D interface with last.fm?

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:38 am
by bgrant
I did install the las plugin. It puts a button on D that lets me love, unlove, ban. unban, but I have no idea how to use them! I have a last profile with a bunch of songs on it. Last says, "to start scrobbling listen with itunes." I did that, even though itunes is loaded with my 8 yr old's music. Still couldn't see how D fits in. Unlove/ love. . . were active and could click them, but they didn't seem to do anything.

Please help!

Barry

Re: How does D interface with last.fm?

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:27 am
by RonaldPR
Did you play any songs with Decibel?

Re: How does D interface with last.fm?

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:54 am
by bgrant
only songs I had in D; none from last'fm

Re: How does D interface with last.fm?

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:38 pm
by sbooth
If the Last.fm plugin is setup correctly, playing a track in Decibel will automatically update your Last.fm now playing and scrobble the track when it is finished. You should see status updates at the bottom of Decibel's window when these events take place.

Re: How does D interface with last.fm?

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:49 am
by bgrant
Oh. So I can add a track on D to my last lists? I was trying to do thing the other way 'round--play stuff on last thru D!

Re: How does D interface with last.fm?

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:25 pm
by sbooth
Basically, if the last.fm plugin is setup correctly, when you play a track in Decibel it will be scrobbled to last.fm. Also, while a track is playing you can use the last.fm buttons to love/unlove/ban/unban the track.