FIX Scrobbling for WINAMP on Win10 NOW!

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Not able to scrobble via WinAmp (v 5.666) on Win 10 (pro 64 bit)

It last worked on 30 Jun, 2018 11:35am (PST)

using winamp's plugin, your legacy plugin and  the newest windows desktop app - all fail.

Please addrtess this issue and problem and make proper changes to the scrobbler to work in the latest ver of WinAmp (v5.6x) as well as VLC media player.

Thanks.

PPN Studio
https://www.last.fm/user/PPNStudio
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PPNSteve

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  • pissed off,

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gw666

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Winamp is dead. Please use a different player like Itunes or Foobar.
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Ensor

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So what if it's no longer under active development?

It works damn well, there's no reason to change to something else!
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Hans-Jürgen, Moderator

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VLC 3.0.3 desktop version works fine, do a forum search.
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Patrick

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WINAMP support ceased in 2013. Since then the Author DJ EGG hasn't announced any new updates related to his product. Use AIMP it has a built-in scrobble, advanced tag editor, and to automatically favorite your track. You also have an option to show information about Artists, Musicians, tracks, and albums. Hans-Jürgen is right you can also use VLC 3.0.3 if you want, do a forum search.
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unfortunately I need to use (and promote) WinAmp in order to stream / listen to my Radionomy hosted radio station. It is still viable and works just fine all all windows platforms. It was set to maint status by its new owners (Radionomy) after the last update (v 5.666).. 

so again, FIX the scrobbler to work on WinAmp please.

P.S. I have and (also) use VLC as well as AIMP - neither currently work with Radionomy's geo-block tech.
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Patrick

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P.S. I have and (also) use VLC as well as AIMP - neither currently, work with Radionomy's geo-block tech.
What do you mean it's not working? Are you trying to say how a radio station doesn't support these applications because of the country restriction? I accessed their page; I don't see any notification about how Netherland's service doesn't support my country.
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If you are in the USA (AS WELL AS Luxembourg, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, and a FEW OTHER COUNTRIES) you can't stream Radionomy stations on any other platforms except WinAmp, or Radionomy's authorized web player.. try it: https://www.ppnstudio.com/misc/ppnradio.pls

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It looks like the issue lays in the radio service. I tried to play your radio station in WINAMP, and nothing happened. The only thing I got was a five-second audio sample that tells that your radio station is not available in my country, and that's it. By the way, the domain that you addressed me in your playlist has suddenly exceeded when I tried to play your radio station again. I recommend you to contact the radio Company to fix the problem.
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PPNSteve

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that may be that waay based on where you are connecting from.. it has weird geo-restrictions.
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Have you installed Winamp recently (i.e. it has not stopped working but did before)?
Have you changed the default installation path of Winamp?
Have you installed the Last.fm plugin for Winamp with the Last.fm desktop application?

If you answer all of those three questions with yes:
Have you moved the plugin from C:\\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins (or similar) to your actual Winamp's location Plugin folder? There's no path detection on the plugin-installer, it just either puts the file in that folder or creates the folder structure.
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No
Yes
Yes (winamp one) The desktop app only has crapple iTunes and WMP to choose from..

https://snag.gy/3de2nB.jpg


It seems I can't do anything in the winamp scrobbler version.

The older, legacy ver also doesn't see or scrobble WinAmp: 

 

Don't know what else to do other than bug the DEVS to fix it..

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P.S. WinAmp will be under development for modern OSs very soon.. check their website: https://www.winamp.com/ and they released an updated (5.8), build while we wait.
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1. Install the latest version of Winamp that you addressed in your comment
2. Use REVO Uninstaller to delete the whole patch files, folders and plugins.
3. Don't forget to empty your recycle bin because REVO moves all junk files, traces and leftovers into recycle bin.
4. Open Last.FM Scrobbler 
5. Go to File > Install plugins > Winamp. Make sure you close the application, otherwise he won't install a plugin for Winamp.

Let me know if that helped you to solve your issue. 
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Can't help solve your problem, but I'm using the same version of Winamp on the same version of Windows as you, with the Last.fm scrobbler 2.1.37, with no issues whatsoever.

So, it should work...

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Nothing I do makes it work on my install of Win10 using both old and new scrobblers.. Last.fm's app just doesn't see WinAmp period..


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PPNSteve

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STILL looking for a solution / fix for this issue.. Come on Last.fm.. step up and patch the scrobbler.
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Unfortunately the legacy scrobbler is no longer under development and will not be patched further.  However, considering that neither the desktop client nor winamp have been updated in years, there's no real reason for it to just stop working...   If it was working before, then perhaps it's the cache issue described here?  If not, then it's likely that the last.fm client can't find the winamp plugin for some reason. 

I think you need reinstall both apps to their default install path on the c drive.  
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The client stopped working for me also Feb 7th. Nothing changed on my end. Client logs have some errors:


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I think this is a bug with the old client, described here: https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/scrobbles-stuck-in-cache-and-wont-submit-and-how-to-troubleshoot-problems-with-the-client

If you navigate to:

C:\Users\<your windows username>\AppData\Local\Last.fm\cache

There should be a file called: username_subs_cache.xml

Delete this, then restart the client.

If that doesn't work, try reinstalling.
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Turns out the last.fm client was working fine all along. I was just being an idiot. I saw this checkbox for drives and though it was me selecting which drive are to be fingerprinted. I missed the bit above that says "Selected directories will not be scrobbled". /facepalm