(third-person singular simple present scrobbles, present participle scrobbling, simple past and past participle scrobbled)
To publish one's music-listening habits via software, as counted events when songs or albums are played, to selected internet services in order to track them over time, out of curiosity and/or to make them visible to others. (Source: Wiktionary)
June 16, 2011 the Album of the Evening forum topic was started on CA. This topic encourages readers to share what they are listening to each evening. Over 1200 replies and hundreds of new music discoveries later it's time to take things to the next level with CA Scrobbles. CA Scrobbles enables users of JRiver Media Center, version 17.0.80 or newer, to automatically post on Computer Audiophile without leaving the application or interrupting a listening session. Information such as track, artist, album, bit depth, and sample rate are automatically published to the CA Scrobbles page in real time. Users who prefer to keep their ABBA, Britney Spears, or Milli Vanilli listening habits to themselves can easily do so by creating a simple filter within JRiver. Read more to start sharing and discovering.
How CA Scrobbles Works
Once CA Scrobbles is configured within JRiver Media Center (instructions below) information about each track a user listens to is automatically published to the CA Scrobbles web page here on Computer Audiophile. The published information is only sent to Computer Audiophile when playback moves to a different track (automatically or manually) or stops and only if playback advances past the half-way point of a track. Thus, readers needn't worry about publishing listening habits when they are simply sampling a bunch of tracks looking for that diamond in the rough. The actual scrobble happens in a background thread within JRiver and has no impact on the user interface or sonic quality. Below is a sample of the information sent up to the site via CA Scrobbles.
- Windows PC
- JRiver Media Center version 17.0.80 or newer (Download Here)
- Internet connection
- Computer Audiophile user account*. New users (Register Here)
*If you already have a Computer Audiophile users account there's no need to re-register. You can start scribbling right now.
Note: Work on CA Scrobbles for other applications and operating systems is underway.
Open JRiver Media Center version 17.0.80 or newer and select Tools >> Options.
Select Services from the left column of the Options window.
In the main windows select the ellipsis button to the left of Manage Computer Audiophile account. Then Select Connect to Computer Audiophile account.
Enter Computer Audiophile username and password in the popup box.
Select Submit playback information to Computer Audiophile (scrobble)
Optional: Adjust rules for scrobbling. My only rule is pictured below. it says all media that is audio should be scribbled to CA.
Optional: Create a rule prohibiting JRiver from scrobbling playback information if the artists is milli vanilli. Add more rules for other artists or genres etc. if desired.
There's nothing more to it. Download the newest version of JRiver Media Center, enter your CA credentials, and get scrobbling!
Watch the CA Scrobbles in real time at http://www.computeraudiophile.com/Scrobbles