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       scrobbler-helper - submit a track to AudioScrobbler


        scrobbler-helper [-nv] [-e encoding] [-f configfile] -P progname
          -V progver title artist album year comment genre length


       The scrobbler-helper utility uses the "Audio::Scrobbler" module to submit a single track's
       information to's AudioScrobbler -  It requires the
       program (plug-in) name and version to be specified on the command line, and also requires
       all seven track attributes, although some of them may be omitted by supplying empty

       The following command-line options are recognized:

       -e encoding
           Specify the character encoding of the track info, if it is neither UTF-8 nor the one
           specified via default_encoding in the configuration file.

       -f configfile
           Specify a different configuration file, not ~/.scrobbler-helper.conf.

       -n  Do not actually perform the handshake and submission (sets the "Audio::Scrobbler"
           "fake" option).

       -P progname
           Specify the name of the AudioScrobbler plug-in submitting the data.  This option is

       -v  Verbose operation - display diagnostic messages to the standard output (sets the
           "Audio::Scrobbler" "verbose" option).

       -V progver
           Specify the version of the AudioScrobbler plug-in submitting the data.  This option is

       Besides the command line, the scrobbler-helper utility also retrieves information from a
       per-user configuration file, usually ~/.scrobbler-helper.conf; it is a INI-style file,
       which must contain a secion named "global".  The following variables are recognized, with
       username and password being mandatory:

       ·   default_encoding

           The encoding to assume for the track info, if none is supplied with the -e command-
           line option.  If neither -e is given on the command line nor default_encoding
           specified in the configuration file, the scrobbler-helper utility assumes UTF-8.

       ·   fix_track_name

           A boolean flag specifying whether to do some trivial fixes on the song name before
           submitting it.  Currently, this only removes a "DD. " sequence at the start of the
           name, where 'D' is a digit.

           The values "on", "true", "yes", and 1 are considered to be true.

       ·   password

           The password for the AudioScrobbler account.

       ·   username

           The username for the AudioScrobbler account.

         # Optional (the default is UTF-8)
         # Optional (the default is "no")


       ·   Command-line options, so people don't have to submit everything...

       ·   Storing and caching of unsuccessful submissions for later retrying.






       The home site of the "Audio::Scrobbler" module is


       Peter Pentchev, <>


       Copyright (C) 2005, 2006 by Peter Pentchev.

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.7 or, at your option, any later version of
       Perl 5 you may have available.

       $Id: scrobbler-helper 88 2006-01-02 09:16:32Z roam $