Last.fm Hates iPods

Yesterday, I complained about Last.fm not scrobbling (I hate that word) all of the songs I’ve been listening to, but I figured out the problem. During the day, I plug in my iPod to my computer at work because I like to listen to my music, especially because I listen to so much music all the time. Turns out Last.fm only scrobbles music on the hard drive of a computer, not any attached drives. Which could be why it’s not counting everything I’m listening to.

This is really stupid. Why can’t it just read what’s going through iTunes, and mark that down? Right now for example, it has no idea that I’m listening to Paul McCartney, it says I listened to Caribou 1 hour and 4 minutes ago. Is it that hard to figure out what my iPod is playing? And what if I had all of my music on an external drive, would it be able to read from that? I’m not so sure it would.

Anyone know any other good programs that are similar to Last.fm, but will be able to read from my iPod?

Bobby

6 Comments Last.fm Hates iPods

  1. Max Howell October 24, 2007 at 3:32 AM

    I just tried this, I plugged in the ipod, played music from the ipod. And it scrobbles fine.

    Can you give me some more details? Best to email me.

  2. Benjamin Bergh October 24, 2007 at 6:50 AM

    Scrobbling songs played via my iPod has never been any issue for me, works just fine, I have a first gen Nano and use Foobar2000 to play its music.

  3. Bobby S.Bobby S. October 24, 2007 at 10:29 AM

    FW: Thanks, this actually did work well, although it was a bit minimal, and kind of confusing.

    Omar: This program totally didn’t work for me, haha…

    Ben: I got it to work, yay!

  4. mark h October 30, 2007 at 5:05 PM

    iLike does pretty much the same thing, and also links up with ticketmaster, for better or worse.

    i went to look for tickets online for final fantasy on sunday.

    ticketmaster had them:
    face value: $10
    transaction convenience charge: $4.75
    order processing: $4.35
    facility fees: $2
    total: $21.10, or 110.1% of the ticket’s actual value!

    totally not in violation of the sherman act.

    thankfully, they had tickets at the door.

    p.s. why don’t you like ‘scrobble’? they got to coin a word. what would you have called it?

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