scrobbling by minutes, not by tracks ??? POSSIBLE ???

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I would like to know if it's possible to see the list of Scrobblings made in minutes and not how many tracks played. Minutes would give much better way to see what I really played mostly... because simple rock songs are just 2-3mins each, and ambient often 10 to even 30 minutes. So at the moment all those "rock" bands are on top of my lists but I am not mostly even listening those, comparing to the minutes of ambient/drone music.
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Cornel Diaconu

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A few years ago, I had a third party addon in my personal part of the homepage with exactly this kind of information: top artists by the total length of listening (total time per each artist), not by number of scrobbles.
That means this goal can be achieved.
How exactly can this be done now ... that's a different story.
I also would try to see this statistic; at least from time to time, if not permanently.
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Last.fm used to get the date from MusicBrainz (they might still?) and when an album is listed there the songs also have a runtime. I'm assuming that tool (which I also used) added up the song lengths that last.fm used which they got from MusicBrainz. 

A few problems were that not all artists/songs/albums were recognised. Also live performances often have a different runtime which wasn't listed on the site properly. And also they often list the songs with hidden tracks as one song, even when there's 5-10 minutes of silence in between. I always split these tracks so the silence is cut out but the tool would probably count the complete song length.
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Thanks! I thought I saw that in old last.fm couple of times, that's why i guess this stayed in my mind. So sooner or later someone might make it possible again. Let's wait... and hope the best.
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The website that created those widgets and showed information in minutes instead of Scrobbles was called lastimer.com. Shortly after the beta site went online it disappeared. Recently, in this thread, one of the creators said that they might be able to set it up again this month.

Like you, I also listen to quite a lot of ambient music and post-rock, where tracks longer than 5 minutes are very common. It would be neat to display this as a secondary statistic along with Scrobbles.

I also used it in my sidebar with some other statistics  :)

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Thanks! I will follow that link which you shared! Sidebar system was great in old last.fm, too bad no more available :/