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    Rhythmbox and Last.fm -- What happened!?

    Dear All

    Listening to Last.fm on Rhythmbox under Gnome2 on Ubuntu 10.04 was a delight.
    Many thanks to the developers.

    I've just 'upgraded' to Ubuntu 12.04 and Gnome3.

    Now, maybe I'm missing something, but...
    • There's nowhere to simply input my user name and password. It forces me to log on to the website via a web browser and click a button to allow Rhythmbox. But that's not enough, to play a station I still have to enter my password again into Rhythmbox. And this is every time I use it! (I've only tried it twice so maybe something went wrong last time)
    • What happened to that lovely panel to the right that showed information about the artist currently palying?
    • Where have the love-track and never-play-track-again buttons gone?
    • Why does my playlist scroll off the top of its window so I can't see what was previously played?


    It still works, but it was so good before
    Sorry to moan, I know it's free software.
    I'm frustrated, sad and bewildered. It's like finding that a good friend has messed themself up on drugs.
    Last edited by AlanQ; September 21st, 2012 at 01:20 PM.

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    Re: Rhythmbox and Last.fm -- What happened!?

    I have had to log in to to allow Rhythmbox since 10.10. The artist data can be viewed by selecting the context pane under edit plugins. The last.fm scrobbler application is no longer free in some countries so the love/ban track option is not included anymore in Rhythmbox. These changes are last.fm changes.

    See changes in streaming.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last.fm...2.80.932006.29
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    Re: Rhythmbox and Last.fm -- What happened!?

    Thank you, Frogs Hair

    I have had to log in to to allow Rhythmbox since 10.10.
    Hopefull not every time, though

    The artist data can be viewed by selecting the context pane under edit plugins.
    Ah. maybe I had to do that before and I'd forgotten. Thanks.

    The last.fm scrobbler application is no longer free in some countries so the love/ban track option is not included anymore in Rhythmbox.
    Oh dear.
    Probably can't blame Last.fm for that.

    These changes are last.fm changes.
    Understood.

    Thank you for the clarifications.

    I do like the way that, when a track is no longer cued-up at Last.fm, Rhythmbox just jumps forward rather than just failing.

    So far it does feel more stable

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    Smile [SOLVED] Re: Rhythmbox and Last.fm -- What happened!?

    I take it all back.
    Apart from the lack of love/hate buttons -- which as I understand it, isn't the fault of Rhythmbox.
    The interface (and backend) is simply new and, as I've discovered, better.

    At the time of my original post I was struggling with Unity...! followed by Gnome Shell...! (before finally settling comfortably with Cinnamon) hence everything was annoying/messed-up.

    My apologies to the Rhythbox developers, and thank you for the improvements.

    Alan

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