Quick Start – Scrobbling

First Steps: you need to complete the Configuration Quick Start Guide before proceeding with the following steps.

AlbumPlay’s option default is to not scrobble, meaning that AlbumPlays will update play data into MediaMonkey, but assumes that if you have a Last.fm account, you are still using your Sonos equipment to handle any scrobbling requirement.

AlbumPlays can easily be configured to takeover your Sonos scrobbling, and is superior to the native Sonos scrobbler.

You can independently scrobble multiple Listeners, each to their own Last.fm account, but firstly let us look at the steps to scrobbling a single listener:

  1. Configure the Listener for scrobbling

    Set the Scrobbles? option

    Place a check mark against the Listener’s “Scrobbles?” option as illustrated above.
     

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    • use the Edit|Listeners menu option
    • This will take you to the list of enrolled Listeners
       
    • Listener list
    • push the “?” button at then of the row for the listener you wish to scrobble for
    • check the Listener’s scrobble box as shown below, and then press “Update
       
    • Set the Scrobbles? option

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 2. Authorise AlbumPlays to scrobble to your Last.fm account

[![Authorise AlbumPlays to scrobble to your account][9]][10]

To achieve this follow [these steps][4]

 3. Turn off Sonos scrobbling

[![Turn Sonos scrobbling off][11]][12]
The step to achieve this is described [here][5]

 4. Configure AlbumPlays to scrobble a single listener

    [general section]
    _user=BJM
    [gui]
    _scrobble_mode=user

Update the [configuration file][6] to specify which Listener to scrobble, and configure AlbumPlays to start scrobbling, as illustrated above.

Once you have completed these steps, AlbumPlays should then be configured for scrobbling.

To test this, play a track or two, and then run the normal Get & Approve cycle within the AlbumPlays GUI. The Approve action should now scrobble to your Last.fm account.

Scrobble success


Scrobble multiple Listeners, each to their own Last.fm account
  1. Configure each Listener for Group Scrobbling

    Set the Scrobbles? option

    Place a check mark against the Listener’s ” Group Scrobble?” option as illustrated above.
    To do this follow the steps described here

  2. Authorise AlbumPlays to scrobble to the Last.fm account for each Listener

    Authorise AlbumPlays to scrobble to your account

    To achieve this follow these steps

  3. Turn off Sonos scrobbling

    Turn Sonos scrobbling off
    The step to achieve this is described here

  4. Configure AlbumPlays to scrobble those Listeners in your scrobble group

    [general section]
    [gui]
    _scrobble_mode=group
    

    Update the configuration file to select Group Scrobble mode as illustrated above.

AlbumPlays should now be configured for scrobbling once you have completed these steps. Each Listener who has been flagged as being “Group Scrobbled”, and or whom you have run the authorisatiuon step, will have their plays scrobbled to their own Last.fm account.

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