Radio Paradise Scrobbler

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18. Apr. 2008, 1:18

Markus Palme wrote an open source application in CSharp using the Windows .Net Framework that scrobbles KEXP, which got mentioned over on build.last.fm.



I took the source code and made it work with Radio Paradise, which should keep us Audioscrobbler addicts happy!

Source and executable in a zip (if you'd like to tinker with it using free Visual Studio Express or just want to copy everything into a folder of your choosing)

or

Just the setup installer

It requires the .Net Framework to be installed. The setup will help install it if it is not detected.

The Options button is used to enter your last.fm username and password which get stored in options.xml on your machine only. The other buttons should be obvious. They take you to Radio Paradise pages for their playlist, their forum, and to support their efforts.

The last.fm button takes you to your last.fm profile page.


The link for the artist will take you to the Music page of Radio Paradise showing other songs by that artist.

The second link, for the song title, will take you to the song page on Radio Paradise to see more info and the comments that people leave there.

The third link, for the album title, will show you the Music page on Radio Paradise listing other songs from that album in their song library.

It also has a little tray icon that shows what's playing, and this is what it looks like:

When a song starts a balloon will appear:


Hovering over the RP icon will produce a tooltip:


See radioparadise.com for details on listening to their streams. See this forum topic for a discussion of last.fm.

Thanks to markuspalme for the legwork!
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Audioscrobbler Addicts, Extensive Musical Taste

Kommentare

  • LANjackal

    Good development

    18. Apr. 2008, 13:08
  • richpr

    You can see the scrobbler work at this account (which is not affiliated with Radio Paradise): http://www.last.fm/user/RPLastFM/

    28. Apr. 2008, 0:41
  • fncll

    Everything seems to be working except the scrobbling part. The app is running, changing with songs, providing a notification, and I can click through with all the buttons... but nothing is appearing on my profile. Are there troubleshooting techniques?

    28. Apr. 2008, 20:50
  • richpr

    [quote][b]No scrobbling[/b] Everything seems to be working except the scrobbling part. The app is running, changing with songs, providing a notification, and I can click through with all the buttons... but nothing is appearing on my profile. Are there troubleshooting techniques? [/quote] Make sure you enter your last.fm username and password via the Options button. Also I've noticed if you are a completely new user, it won't scrobble until you've at least played a song through the last.fm software. Hope that helps.

    28. Apr. 2008, 23:15
  • danny_g

    nice tool, I wrote a little review here. thanks.

    2. Mai. 2008, 20:44
  • richpr

    . Compiled for .Net Framework 2.0. (should no longer need 3.0 or 3.5 to run). . Play button which launches a URL to one of the many streams that Radio Paradise offers. Choose your preferred stream (Mp3, Windows Media, Real, Octoshape, etc.) in Options. [img]http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/6944/rpscrobblerpw2.jpg[/img]

    3. Mai. 2008, 0:30
  • danny_g

    Hi there, have you uploaded the new version? because I downloaded it right now from http://richardprins.com/files/RPScrobbler-setup.exe and still need 3.x : [IMG]http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/8340/tmp001sf7.th.jpg[/IMG] BTW, should be be great if you put version number in filename. Thanks.

    3. Mai. 2008, 6:24
  • richpr

    There were two spots to set the dependency. It should be gone now. Now stored under two filenames: http://richardprins.com/files/RPScrobbler-setup.exe http://richardprins.com/files/RPScrobbler-setup.1.5.3.5.exe

    3. Mai. 2008, 10:05
  • danny_g

    Now works great with only .Net 2.0 sp1 installed. Good job. Not tested yet links to the streams because Winamp is always running and have 64k aac+ stream in Playlist. Another great feature would be clicking on RP logo lead you to website home page, just a suggestion. Thanks again.

    4. Mai. 2008, 0:19
  • richpr

    I will add a link to RP home page from the logo in the next build...

    4. Mai. 2008, 5:38
  • richpr

    This should fix an error handling issue with broken connections (getting no response from RP or Last.fm) and implements the link under the RP logo to the Radio Paradise home page. http://richardprins.com/files/RPScrobbler-setup.exe http://richardprins.com/files/RPScrobbler-setup.1.5.3.12.exe Another issue seems to be that the first time users put their last.fm user/password in Options, the program doesn't use them. Simply stop/start the RPScrobbler after you put your user/password in Options to get it working and see the songs end up at last.fm. I'll try to fix that in a future version.

    13. Mai. 2008, 18:43
  • aquadonia

    Once I have a moment, I'll have to give this a try. I'm listening to RP as I type, and it'd be wonderful to have it scrobble. Thanks for this. :)

    1. Jun. 2008, 6:54
  • Asmoh

    It works! Excellent stuff. Thank you very much! So long I've been wishing to get my Radio Paradise listening scrobbled. Thank you thank you thank you! :) Tip for new users: after installation and setting up the user account info, the scrobbling didn't start until I closed and re-started the RPS application.

    18. Aug. 2008, 8:16
  • levidos

    is it possible to make it work with orb (winamp remote)? :-s

    31. Aug. 2008, 17:15
  • Tomeck

    Audioscrobbler client doesn't note that RP track is playing, but on last.fm site i can see tracks from RP. Thanks alot!

    6. Nov. 2008, 17:05
  • danny_g

    It says: [quote]Listening now using Banshee[/quote] Heheh..

    7. Nov. 2008, 5:12
  • ScottFromWyo

    Hmm. Is there a Mac solution? :doh:

    16. Nov. 2008, 12:11
  • DJ_Babycakes

    Someone needs to develop a generic app that will work with ANY online radio station. I volunteer dj for 2 internet stations & would love to offer this capability to my listeners :)

    11. Dez. 2008, 16:00
  • richpr

    If radiostations offer some kind of XML/RSS feed with their playlist, it is rather easy to do...

    18. Dez. 2008, 18:09
  • richpr

    [quote="danny_g"]It says: Listening now using Banshee Heheh.. [/quote] Yes, as is required by their API guidelines, I asked them for a unique ID, but never got a response. The heart of the scrobbling code does come from Banshee (and its ID is embedded in there).

    18. Dez. 2008, 18:11
  • richpr

    In response to the shout about not being able to download the exe files from the URL: Works fine for me when I use Save As on that link. I made copies and zipped them, so the files are also available as http://richardprins.com/files/RPScrobbler-setup.1.5.3.12.zip and http://richardprins.com/files/RPScrobbler-setup.zip

    15. Jan. 2009, 16:48
  • dattapants

    Scrobbler installs ok and everything appears ok initially but them it says"Failed to handshake:cannot connect to remote server" Very frustrating! I'd love to get this working as I listen to RP non-stop. Any ideas?

    18. Jan. 2009, 9:31
  • danny_g

    [i]"Failed to handshake:cannot connect to remote server"[/i] error sometimes happens when there is another app scrobbling at same time that RPScrobbler, like the official Last.fm Player and/or the Winamp audioscrobbler plugin, just close/disable the last.fm plugin in your audio player. Good luck! BTW there's another way to scrobble Radio Paradise tracks and Shoutcast radios: install SqueezeCenter http://www.slimdevices.com/su_downloads.html is available for Linux/Mac/Win32, works perfect to me with RP and KGRL.fm even if I don't have a SqueezeBox device ;-) Tip: install JRE too http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp Bye...

    18. Jan. 2009, 10:02
  • Moses83

    thanx a lot for that neat plugin! good job!

    14. Jul. 2009, 17:58
  • acheslow

    This is great, thank you. Note, the link at the top of the page to "Just the setup installer" does not work, but I found the zip file at http://richardprins.com/files/RPScrobbler-setup.zip

    5. Aug. 2009, 18:48
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