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NAME

       scrobbler-helper - submit a track to AudioScrobbler

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       The scrobbler-helper utility uses the "Audio::Scrobbler" module to submit a single track's
       information to Last.fm's AudioScrobbler - http://www.audioscrobbler.com/.  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
       strings.

       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
           mandatory!

       -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
           mandatory!

       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.

         [global]
         username=jrandomlistener
         password=mylittlesecret
         # Optional (the default is UTF-8)
         default_encoding=windows-1251
         # Optional (the default is "no")
         fix_track_name=yes

TODO

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

       ·   Storing and caching of unsuccessful submissions for later retrying.

SEE ALSO

       Audio::Scrobbler

       ·   http://www.last.fm/

       ·   http://www.audioscrobbler.com/

       ·   http://www.audioscrobbler.net/

       The home site of the "Audio::Scrobbler" module is
       http://devel.ringlet.net/audio/Audio-Scrobbler/

AUTHOR

       Peter Pentchev, <roam@ringlet.net>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       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 $