VDJLastFMScrobblerV 1.0.1 Java Virtual DJ – LastFM Scrobbler application
Background: I am a big fan of the Last FM website and service and use it to scrobble whatever music I am listening to from iTunes or Spotify when I am at home or from an Android or iPhone when on the move. I am also a big fan of playing around with Virtual DJ and thought it would be good if I could get that to scrobble automatically as well. I did a bit of searching around the net and even though I found a lot of people who were looking for the same thing, I could not find anything currently available to do this.I have been meaning to have a go at writing my own application for a while now so though this would be the ideal thing to have a go at.
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Added fix for running with the official release of Java 7
This is only the first release and so there are bound to be some issues that need ironing out, I have been using it for a while and it seems to do the job. I am hoping some beta testers can try it out and give me some feedback on any issues and suggestions for improvements. I would be interested to know which versions of Virtual DJ this is confirmed to work with.In the mean time I am going to work on making it easier to install.
1.0.0 First release
1. Extract the zip file to any directory on your hard drive 2. Right click on the ‘StartScrobbling’ file and select ‘create shortuct’. 3. Move the shortcut to somewhere more convenient e.g. desktop or the start menu. 4. Upen the vdjscrobble.properties file using any text editior 5. Update the properties with your last fm username and password. 6. Update the path property with the path of the folder which container your virtual dj tracklist file. This file is normally located within your My Documents directory. 7. Save the property file. 8. Double click the shortcut to start the scrobble app. Once the app is running start up virtual DJ as normal and you are done. 9. When finished simply close the window. ————————————————- NOTE – The app requires the latest version of java to run. A link is extracted in the installation directory. ————————————————–
The next version will be updated so that it does not store an unencrypted version of your password and an easier way to configure the path.