Problem with Firefox scrobbling music

  • 2
  • Problem
  • Updated 2 years ago
Hello,
Latley I downloaded the "FoxyScrobbler" on firefox, but It doesn't work. It's not scrobbling any music from youtube and I don't know why, can you please help me? Thank you.
Photo of Wambels

Wambels

  • 7 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 2 years ago

  • 2
Photo of He's dead, Jim!

He's dead, Jim!

  • 1595 Posts
  • 406 Reply Likes
Over at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/foxyscrobbler/ you have a link saying "Support E-mail". That sounds like a good idea to use that one.

Looking at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/foxyscrobbler/reviews/ there seem to be other users with the same problem.
Photo of Wambels

Wambels

  • 7 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Thank you, ill wait until it will fixed.
Photo of Andreas_Wotte

Andreas_Wotte

  • 1007 Posts
  • 1397 Reply Likes
The add on has a catch. For me it also wasn't working at the first run. (If I only could remember ... hm) Somewhere on Firefox there is a control button you have to enable. I will have a look on it in an hour or so.
Photo of Wambels

Wambels

  • 7 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Ok, I'm waiting :)
Photo of Andreas_Wotte

Andreas_Wotte

  • 1007 Posts
  • 1397 Reply Likes
Ok, I'm back Wambles. I haven't recovered the point of change, but you can check following points:
Firefox settings - Foxyscrobbler enabled?
Foxyscrobbler (you can see the icon above?) - Last.FM username correct?
Foxyscrobbler Options - YouTube enabled?
If this doesn't work, try to install Greasemonkey. After installation of Greasemonkey you can load a script for YouTube on Greasemonkey, a script for Bandcamp and so on.
I'm interested in your success.
Photo of Wambels

Wambels

  • 7 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Thank you very much! Sometimes I find it to work, but sometimes it doesn't works.
Thanks for the help!
Photo of Andreas_Wotte

Andreas_Wotte

  • 1007 Posts
  • 1397 Reply Likes
Don't mentioned it Wambels, but is anything better now? (It's no crime to say "No".)
Photo of Kaeechan .

Kaeechan .

  • 47 Posts
  • 64 Reply Likes
It will work if the track is labelled correctly. Too many wacky characters or parentheses and the track won't scrobble. It basically needs to be  Artist - Song or it won't work. Also, you need to make sure your extension is the current version. Go into options, add ons, go to Foxyscrobbler more, then click the setting cog on top and click check for updates. While on this page make sure automatic updates are on.
One other thing, make sure you click the fox head and authorize foxyscrobbler to your last.fm account.
(Edited)
Photo of Wambels

Wambels

  • 7 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Unfortunately it still doesn't work, sometimes it showes it's working and sometimes it's not scrobbling, And authorized it with my last.fm account.
(Edited)
Photo of Andreas_Wotte

Andreas_Wotte

  • 1007 Posts
  • 1397 Reply Likes
Ok, you've already read Kaeechans hint.
Are you willing to give Greasemonkey a try?
Photo of Wambels

Wambels

  • 7 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
I gave it a try already but I have a problem: "You are currently not logged in!" and I logged, but it did nothing.
Photo of Kaeechan .

Kaeechan .

  • 47 Posts
  • 64 Reply Likes
Get the Grease Monkey extension. Then google Youscrobbler. Install the script and then you should be fine.

I forgot to add that after you install the script restart your browser before scrobbling.
(Edited)
Photo of Shrikey

Shrikey

  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
FoxyScrobbler is still not working. Just came to say this, because there is an official, now closed for commenting, thread which mentions that is the add-on to use with Firefox.

Grease Monkey is not a option for me, it's too cluncky and resource hungry for my work laptop, where I have a million apps and tabs always
Photo of Hans-Jürgen

Hans-Jürgen, Moderator

  • 2216 Posts
  • 1166 Reply Likes
Scroll down for the suggested solution of Alex Esprit using Last.fm web scrobbler in its experimental Firefox version.
(Edited)
Photo of Shrikey

Shrikey

  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Thanks, I already found it and am using it right now. This is the same one I use with Chrome I think (Last.fm Scrobbler 1.61.0).
Photo of R

R

  • 25 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
Apparently it is broken on the most recent Firefox versions. I have contacted the developer and here's what he answered:

Yeah, I am aware of this. Building add-ons for Firefox has become such a pain. When I started building this add-on, I was very enthusiastic to learn some new technology and also do something I could never do with Firefox, which is scrobble to last.fm from some music sites I frequently visited. Over the years, Firefox has made some drastic changes to how add-ons work, beginning with restartless add-ons, on which I was working on starting a few months ago. This required significant changes to how the add-on was built. While making these changes, Mozilla went ahead and announced WebExtensions, which once again fundamentally changes the way add-ons work. It also seems like they will not support add-ons in their current form, every existing add-on must be re-written from scratch to work in newer versions of Firefox.

While I enjoy working on FoxyScrobbler in my free time, these frequent changes in decision has left me tired and confused. So I've stopped working on it until things settle down.
Photo of Wambels

Wambels

  • 7 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Well that's bad news, I tried to use YouScrobbler but I have problem with autorizing, it says that I'm still not autorized.
Photo of R

R

  • 25 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
Truth be said it is really unfortunate that FoxyScrobbler stopped working just when Last.fm started recommending it.
Photo of Andreas_Wotte

Andreas_Wotte

  • 1007 Posts
  • 1397 Reply Likes
That's sad. Nevertheless FoxyScrobbler still runs on my old xp machine.
Photo of Kaeechan .

Kaeechan .

  • 47 Posts
  • 64 Reply Likes
Youscrobbler should just be a script. After it installs to greasemonkey it should work. I don't remember having to authorize anything. You should get a little box on top of your YouTube page that says scrobble. When you are on a video it will light up. Sometimes you have to click it and fill out the correct track name. People using stupid characters and extra info in the headers mess with the scrobbling action.

By the way, Foxyscrobbler stopped working for a few days but is working again on my machine. I use the beta version of Firefox and Windows 10.

Oh, you might check in your addons - user scripts, to make sure your script is enabled.
(Edited)
Photo of Alex Esprit

Alex Esprit

  • 6 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
I'd recommend you to use Chrome Last.fm scrobbler https://github.com/david-sabata/web-scrobbler/. This extension also has experimental support for Firefox. Althought it's not available in AMO yet, you can install it from GitHub releases: https://github.com/david-sabata/web-scrobbler/releases/tag/v1.61.0
(Edited)
Photo of Hans-Jürgen

Hans-Jürgen, Moderator

  • 2216 Posts
  • 1166 Reply Likes
See also this thread on GitHub for more info:

https://github.com/david-sabata/web-scrobbler/issues/669