Last.fm YouTube Scrobbler for Firefox & Chrome

YouScrobbler
Last.fm YouTube Scrobbler for Firefox & Chrome 4.46/5 - 37 votes

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Version 1.2.1
Release date 2011-12-04
Links last.fm group, userscripts.org
Scrobbling about 5460 songs/day

support development and the paying of server costs

Description

YouScrobbler scrobbles the currently watching YouTube video to Last.fm manually and automatically.
Trackinformation is retrived from the video title.

Installation

Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Install the addon Greasemonkey (& restart Firefox for the addon to work)
  2. Download YouScrobbler by clicking on the download-button. A little Greasemonkey-window opens where you can install YouScrobbler.
Google Chrome:
  1. Install the addon Tampermonkey
  2. Download YouScrobbler by clicking on the download-button. A Tampermonkey-window opens where you can install YouScrobbler.

Other method:

  1. Download YouScrobbler by clicking on the download-button and save it on your computer.
  2. Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
  3. Select Tools > Extensions.
  4. Locate the extension file on your computer and drag the file onto the Extensions page.
  5. Proceed by clicking Install.
Other browsers

I can’t ensure YouScrobbler works with IE, Opera and Safari, but theres a guide for installing userscripts in this browsers.

Documentation

Main Functions Overview
  • Manual and automatic Scrobbling
  • Automatic Identification of Trackinformation (Artist, Track)
  • Manual Trackinformation (also per marke & paste)
Scrobbling

Videos get scrobbled at the point, you heard 50% of the video. On besides the scrobble-button shows you that the actual video is scrobbled.
It is important you alway try to set the correct artist & track information so you don’t spam your Last.fm-Profile with useless data.

Automatic Scrobbling

Videos only get automaticly scrobbled if the video is in the category music and a/the Trackinformation could be found (of course).
If not a warning window will open so you have to edit the data manually. This behaviour can be changed in the YouScrobbler settings.

Automatic identification of trackinformation (Artist, Track)

YouScrobbler will try to analyze Artist and Track from the YouTube Video-Title.
So this must be in the format artisttrack. The format artist-track is also supported.
The following characters get deleted: and . Brackets(( & [) and their content get deleted, too.

Database saving

Whenever you edit the automatic detected trackinfromation or enter ones by yourself, this changes are saved in your personal database. This database is located on your computer and saves the right artist- and trackname of the corresponding youtube videos.

Links

Last.fm Group

Screenshots

Changelog

Version Date Changes
1.2.1 2013-11-20 -Fixed bug: new YT design: ajax -Scrobbling now after 3/4 of the song -improved scrobbling process -rescrobbling without pagereload -extended user interface -handling of remix and feat. info
1.1.7 2013-01-16 -Fixed bug: layout
1.1.6 2013-01-5 -Fixed bug: replicating button -Fixed bug: maximal database length setting display error (only Google Chrome)
1.1.5 2012-12-18 -Database size configurable -Layout improvements
1.1.4 2012-12-16 -Fixed compatibility with the new YouTube layout
1.1.3 2012-10-27 -Compatible with YouTube Feather & new beta layout -Added: Option to disable pop-up when automatic scrobbling fails -Added: abort current scrobble -Removed: compatibility mode
1.1.2 2012-10-10 -Fixed bug: Hiding low-rated comments
1.1.1 2012-10-09 -Trackinfo-Detection improved -Appearence changes -Bugfixes
1.1.0 2012-05-17 -Trackinformation Database (saves edited trackinformation of YouTube songs) -Compatibility Mode for use with other userscripts on YouTube -Bugfixes
1.0.5 2012-05-17 -HTML5 Player scrobbling fixed
1.0.4 2012-03-21 -Bug caused by brackets next to a dash
-Little code changes
1.0.3 2012-01-23 Some little bugfixes
1.0.2 2012-01-22 Some little bugfixes
1.0.1 2012-01-21 Some little bugfixes
1.0.0 2012-01-20 -Automatic Scrobbling
-New Last.fm-Login without entering password
-performance improvements
-little appearance changes
-new update system
-new statuses and notifications
0.9.4 2011-12-21 -Artist-Track Quickchange
-Trackinfo with marking
-Google Chrome compatibility
-Settings (Icon-Color)
-Channel-Function improved
-Trackinfo-Detection improved
-Some other little changes
0.9.3 2011-12-05 Channels fixed
0.9.2 2011-12-04 Trackinfo-Search fixed
0.9.1 2011-12-04 Little Fixes and new Notifications
0.9 2011-12-04 Updated to new YouTube-Version

Credits

YouScrobbler is based on the code of youscrobble, what did not work for a while.

Help, questions or bugs?

Post them on the Last.fm Group.