last.fm

  • confusion_music
Posted: Mon, 07/13/2009 - 20:47
Is anybody using the last.fm player successfully? I have installed it using synaptic and it starts ok and appears to connect to my account ok, but when I try and start a station it says "connecting to station, please wait" but never actually manages to connect. I'm new to Linux and I'm not sure if I'm missing a trick with a required dependancy, though I thought synaptic took care of that, or if there is an installed firewall with 64 studio that is working in the background. Its version 2.1 Bruce

Etch version

  • confusion_music
  • 06/18/09
  • Mon, 07/27/2009 - 12:18
It was the etch version that I tried. Unfortunately my internet connection went belly up last thursday, so I'm yet to try obtaining the latest version. I assume the best option is to download the source tarball directly from last.fm? Thanks, Bruce

Fire.fm

  • Tim
  • 05/22/07
  • Sun, 07/26/2009 - 12:19
I have also recently taken to using the Fire.fm plugin for SludgeFerret with great success. cheers, tim /|\

last.fm

  • Tim
  • 05/22/07
  • Fri, 07/24/2009 - 22:01
I'm using the last.fm player, which version are you using Bruce? The Debian etch version is out of date, you need to be using the up-to-date version. cheers, tim /|\

You are welcome

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Mon, 07/20/2009 - 21:25
Hi Bruce, you are welcome. Another good site is linuxmusicians. Lots of info and very kind and helpful people. By the way, there is a thread on the question of running two linux systems, one for music creation and another one for everything else. http://www.linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=826&p=4129 Cheers! Pablo.

Many thanks

  • confusion_music
  • 06/18/09
  • Mon, 07/20/2009 - 12:09
Thanks for that Pablo. I will give some thought to running another distro as well. I'm in the process of migrating from windows so I'm still finding my feet with Linux so its all a slow process at the moment. Bruce

Re: last.fm

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Fri, 07/17/2009 - 19:35
Hi Bruce. According to this thread, http://www.lastfm.es/group/Amarok+Users/forum/18538/_/500689 it seems that old versions of amarok don't support the protocol that last.fm is using nowadays. The same probably applies to the last.fm player from debian etch (the base distro of 64studio 2.1). I am in 3.0 beta so I can't test this but you can try playing from the last.fm site with iceweasel. Or better in my opinion, you can install a modern linux distribution not for audio creation, but for "everything else" (listen to music, office....). 64studio 2.1 is a great distro and if you are using it with success for creating music, keep it. But it is oldish and lacks support for the state-of-the-art-linux applications like amarok2 (with working last.fm support) and many more. Unfortunately, if you don't keep a modern Linux, you lag behind in things like these. You can make room in the hard disk and dual boot with linux mint 7 (or ubuntu 9.04) for example. It is very easy to install and use and it works like a charm. Well, there are so many choices in Linux... I just mention what I know. I hope this helps. Cheers! Pablo.

Amarok doesn't work either

  • confusion_music
  • 06/18/09
  • Wed, 07/15/2009 - 12:54
I have now tried every package listed in synaptic with last.fm support and none work. How they respond varies from error messages to just crashing. This makes me think there is something in common that is preventing any of the programs actually connecting to or playing the stream. All of them successfully identify suitable streams from a search, but then fail to play or connect.

use amarok, it supports

  • capoeira
  • 05/01/09
  • Mon, 07/13/2009 - 21:52
use amarok, it supports last.fm by default