The Audioscrobbler plugin is based on the social music network Last.fm.
The main goal of this plugin is to get multiple possibilities within Music. You can use it to create a playlist automatically, based on your or a Last.fm-friend's musical taste. Or you can watch suggestions for other, similar tracks (Other tracks tagged with:) while hearing a song or playlist in the Now Playing screen.
Audioscrobbler is a process plugin. That means it does not have any user interface within MediaPortal, it works behind the scenes. It also means you must first enable and configure it in Configuration > Plugins > Audioscrobbler
Auto Create Playlists
The Audioscrobbler plugin has an option to automatically add tracks to your playlist based on your listening tastes as defined by Last.fm. This is a great way to find new music related to your tastes.
On the Playlists Menu, you can choose to enable or turn scrobbling on or off, if the Audioscrobler plugin is enabled.
If you select the Scrobble: button you can choose the type of scrobbling:
Then, as you play music, your current playlist will be automatically filled with similar tracks.
The Audioscrobbler plugin will also update your Last.fm page to tell your friends what music you are listening to, and to 'learn' more about your music tastes to help it add tracks to your playlist. So it is helpful to leave it enabled.
Download Artist images and Album Covers
You may also use the Audioscrobbler plugin to download Artist Images and Album covers from Last.fm. See: Configuration > Plugins > Audioscrobbler
These are the same images that display when you listen to a track in the Now Playing screen. However, you can use the plugin to download them for all your artists and albums, once you have added them to your database (see Configuration > Music > Database). Or you can browse through your artists and albums and lookup a single artist or album.