The Scrobbler doesn't "wake up" until the second track begins, first track doesn't scrobble.

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I'm using the Last.fm Scrobbler (2.1.37) together with foobar (1.3.8). I have noticed that _sometimes_ when I start foobar and play a song in a playlist/album, the Scrobbler doesn't start scrobbling until after the first song is finished. The Scrobbler client starts running as normal when I play the first song, but it doesn't scrobble until the second song starts, as if it doesn't know the first song is playing. If I want to scrobble the first song, I have to start a song, then start it over again. It seems as if the Scrobbler sometimes has to use one song to "wake up" properly.

This could be an issue with foobar itself and its connection with the Scrobbler, but I don't remember having had this problem before the new site launched. And it's not a big deal since I usually leave foobar open and only have to do this once per session, but it's annoying if I forget.
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Stian

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Sharon K

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I also have this same problem, using same version of the Scrobbler with FireFox 40.0.3.
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Same problem with Foobar. But for me it was even before the lunch of the new site.
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Stian

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Yes I now believe I could have had this problem before too, perhaps I didn't really think of it before I started seeing all the other problems that occurred during the launch. There is a separate scrobbler available for foobar that works independently of the Last.fm Scrobbler client called foo_audioscrobbler, as well as some other last.fm components, however they are quite old. Perhaps I shall try them out, I don't really use the official client for more than scrobbling anyway.
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I  had thought that I was seeing things but yes, I have noticed this as well but not always though. It happens at times, and at times (at least for me) the full Album will scrobble over even the first Song.
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I don't know if it's the same thing or not but whenever I open foobar for the first time in a session and start playback right away, the scrobbler takes a few seconds to launch and it doesn't catch the first track that has already started playing. I have to restart the song in order to get it scrobbled.
And it's been like that since before the beta launch.
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Sounds like this could be it, I hadn't thought of this. I never really looked into when the Scrobbler actually launched, if it was when launching foobar or when starting playback. I guess I just assumed it launched when starting playback and that it was connected with foobar in a way so it could start scrobbling instantly somehow. Now that I think of it I assume foobar only sends the tags to the Scrobbler once, during start of playback, and if the scrobbler isn't running by then it won't get the information. I should really have thought this through some more before starting the conversation.

I think this could be fixed by using the foobar component mentioned earlier which replaces the Scrobbler client.
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That must be it, then! But I'm pretty sure it's the Scrobbler's fault. More specifically, the new version's.
I have another computer with a very old version of it (1.5.4). I just checked and it doesn't matter when I start the playback, the Scrobbler launches and catches up with foobar anyway.

So I think the conversation might be quite on point, actually, as there's an issue with the app.
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Seems like it's the newer versions creating the problem then. Since they just launched their beta site I wouldn't be surprised if they soon released a new Scrobbler too, to complete the revamp, perhaps it will be better then. That, or they just release an update of the current one.
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I have noticed a similar issue with Nightingale and the very latest Last.fm plugin for it. Not only that, but scrobbling can be occasionally erratic.

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