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Installation/Configuration of Scrobbler/Player for linux is a UK-based Internet radio and music community website, founded in 2002. It claims over 30 million active users based in more than 200 countries.

Using a music recommender system called "Audioscrobbler", builds a detailed profile of each user's musical taste by recording details of all the songs the user listens to, either on the streamed radio stations, the user's computer or some portable music devices. This information is transferred to's database ("scrobbled") via a plug in installed into the user's music player. The profile data is then displayed on the user's profile page. The site offers numerous social networking features and can recommend and play artists similar to the user's favorites.

The player allows the user to enter the name of any artist or tag which then gives a choice of a number of similar artist stations, or similar global tag stations. Alternatively, Recommendation radio or any of the user's personal radio stations may be played without the necessity to visit the website.

The player displays the name of the station and track currently playing, the song artist, title and track length as well as album details, the artist's photo and biographical details, album cover art when available, lists of similar artists and the most popular tags and top fans. There are several buttons, allowing the user to love, skip, or ban a song.

Download the Scrobbler: here
Untar the source:  tar -xvf
Move into the extracted directory: cd
Fire following command to compile, build & install
# ./configure
# make
# make install
After successful installation launch to open up the  Scrobbler/Player


Unknown said...

Nice, but you can also simply use Amarok who ase Last.fh built-in

Anonymous said...

True, but helpful if you only need the player

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm a new linux (ubuntu 10.10) user, so I don't really get your instructions and I believe your answers will help many new users...
Firstly I'd like to ask, when I download the file, should I "save file" (anywhere?) or "open it with *the thing that unzips files* " ?
And after that, what should I do?
From what I have tried, I get the message "such file doesn't exist" in the terminal..
Can you please help me? (:

Nikesh Jauhari said...

You need to type the commands (instruction given in the post above) into your terminal.

Anonymous said...

I can't find this in Xarchiver (which extracts the files)
"Move into the extracted directory: cd"

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