Last.fm scraper in development - help wanted - Printable Version
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- spiff - 2009-01-06 19:42
basic scraper added to svn
- spiff - 2009-01-10 15:41
not even a 'it does not work you silly sod'?
- succo - 2009-01-10 16:08
i tried it but it didn't retrieve much... does it need a last.fm account set up?
(this was a politically correct version for 'it does not work you silly sod' )
- spiff - 2009-01-10 16:16
shouldnt require anything liek that no.
last.fm offers very little info. just artist, album name, year, releasedate, review and track listing.
even less for artists, although some of the biography's are good.
you did not get any info at all?
- succo - 2009-01-10 16:19
really i didn't try it much... i'm going to try again and see, thanks
- bashflyng - 2009-01-13 01:02
Thanks a lot spiff, I don't have the time to check it now, but this is one of the features I was really looking forward for XBMC to have
- Loto_Bak - 2009-01-23 04:08
Would you be able to scrape each tracks 'listeners' and apply it to the 'ratings' field of the database?
each album might need to be calculated relative to itself
- spiff - 2009-01-23 16:38
i have absolutely no idea what that last sentence is supposed to mean.
as you can see there is no way to search for tracks from a specific album
- TheNME123 - 2009-02-17 19:55
i tried out your last.fm scraper and must say it works brilliant. The only downside are the crappy artist/album pics from last.fm but that is not your fault.
It would be nice if some kind of a language selection would be possible. Perhaps with a fallback to english if no information for the selected language is availabe.
Thanks for your great work
- Stranger - 2011-01-20 20:31
TheNME123 Wrote:Hey spiff,
I agree. I've just started using this scraper instead of allmusic because of Last.fm's superior artist thumbs, but the thumbs scraped are dramatically compressed. Is this currently an unavoidable limitation or something simple I could improve on my end? Tweaking the thumbsize tag in advancedsettings is not making any difference. Hopefully I haven't resurrected this thread out of ignorance since my searches have got me nowhere.