Scrobbling to game consoles?


8. Mär. 2011, 12:43

Oh dear... Some people seem to think that video game consoles can compose music themselves. Well, I don't think they are that stupid. They are probably just lazy. Using a game console as an artist is like saying that a song is by guitar or piano.

Some examples I have found are Nintendo 64, Nintendo Gamecube, Super Nintendo, PlayStation 2, Nintendo Game Boy Color, Atari Lynx, Playstation PSP, Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo Gameboy, Video Arcade, Sega Genesis, Playstation, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and even Intellivision.

Some home computers have actual artists with the same name such as ZX Spectrum, Amiga and Commodore 64.


  • mrmocha

    Oh dear... someone thinks "composers" are the musicians creating the music and shoehorn them into the "artist" field regardless that there is a "composer" field already available.

    8. Mär. 2011, 15:02
  • liftarn

    Actually composers do create the music. That's called "composing". Putting the hardware used to play the music into the artist field is really stupid.

    8. Mär. 2011, 15:20
  • liftarn

    Blue Devils is an actual existing band that performs music. They have a listing at MusicBrainz, However Intellivision is neither a band, a person or a composer. It's just a piece of electronics. As for the size of my collection it is both vast and diverse. That is why I use an automatic tagger like Picard to fix the tags and sort the files into folders. People who don't care about accuracy in their collection may of course not need such tools.

    8. Mär. 2011, 18:09
  • liftarn

    I tag according to the actual artist. Not what hardware or instruments was used. If I did my music collection would be very odd. "Oh, I love the new album by Electric Guitar.", "I've heard that Upright Bass is on tour. I've got to get tickets to the concert."... I understand you don't like CDDB (now called Gracenote). Their database must have been entered by a drunk dyslectic.

    8. Mär. 2011, 18:26
  • liftarn

    No, soundtracks and musicals are sorted under composer. It's the same issue when a track for instance is credited to an artist performing it and only to that artist and not the anonymous persons backing him/her up. According to your reasoning the Blue Devil recordings should have the artist listed as "Brass and percussion instruments".

    8. Mär. 2011, 21:49
  • liftarn

    Let's take Intellivision as an example. The game Snafu had the music written by Russ Lieblich.

    9. Mär. 2011, 14:13
  • liftarn

    So you still think that there exist an artist named "Intellivision"? Well, it might, but it's certainly not the artist that made the tracks you are listening to. I have been interesting to exchange ideas with you. The most common reasons for incorrect artist tags seem to be laziness followed by incompetence, but you are something else.

    9. Mär. 2011, 15:10
  • liftarn

    So now you claim the game consoles write the music themselves? The console is an instrument, just like a guitar or a piano. It has no creative abilities of itself. Considering there are several bands who perform covers of music from video games I guess the answer is obvious.

    9. Mär. 2011, 19:54
  • mrmocha

    There's no point in arguing semantics at this point. I tag music for ease of use a way that makes sense in most media players. When I click Nintendo Gamecube in winamp, I'm presented with a list of games/albums. Totally intuitive and completely preferred when managing the amount of tracks I have. Using composers as artists would fragment that list exponentially.... It's not as if I can't sort by composer, I can. I can sort by console/game/year/game developer. It doesn't matter in my library. I have the best of both worlds. The tagging style I've chosen doesn't scrobble the way you'd like and apparently that's all that matters.

    9. Mär. 2011, 21:31
  • liftarn

    Yes, some tag incorrectly because they don't know better. Some tag incorrectly because they are too lazy to fix it. Some tag incorrectly because they don't want to change what they have already scrobbed to. And some obviously tag incorrectly for their own satisfaction.

    9. Mär. 2011, 22:46
  • mrmocha

    You're gonna make a great mod... go get em tiger.

    9. Mär. 2011, 22:58
  • halfofme

    Internet authority is real dealz people!

    28. Aug. 2011, 22:07
  • aerozol1

    Mrmocha, a good solution here would be to use Foobar as a media player, and use a custom tag field to hold that information. Another one would be to use a less important field, like comments or genre to contain the information, and still easily be able to view it in the order you'd like. However, something (eg your really stupid comments here) tells me you have a massive amount of messed up tags, an ego that weirdly makes you think your personal 'preference' has anything to do with 'correct', and wont be willing to make simple adjustments that benefit everyone. Maybe think for a second before attacking (or trying to belittle/ make fun of/ whatever your goal was...) people on their journal posts.

    28. Nov. 2011, 9:33
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