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Scrobbyl is a Python utility to sample what’s spinning on your turntable and scrobble it to your Last.fm account.

Setup

How does it work?

First, authenticate Scrobbyl with your Last.fm account:

python lastfm.py auth

Next, make sure ffmpeg is in your PATH, hook up your turntable to your audio line in and run scrobbyl

./scrobbyl

Scrobbyl will create an audio fingerprint of your track, query it via the Echo Nest API, and update your Last.fm account.

The term scrobbyl is a mashup of scrobble and vinyl. Be sure and catch Episode 0.3.5 with Max Howell, formerly of Last.fm, who built the original Last.fm Scrobbler.

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