Looking for a winamp plugin that gives recommendations March 4, 2003 12:08 PM   Subscribe

Sorry no link. In a discussion a couple of months ago there was mention of a winamp plugin that would recommend music based on the tracks that you were listening to. I can't find the thread that mentioned this or anything on google. Does anyone remember this? Can anyone post a link?
posted by kookywon to MetaFilter-Related at 12:08 PM (12 comments total)

Audioscrobbler. Just search for MP3 in the past month.
posted by riffola at 12:17 PM on March 4, 2003

THANK YOU! that's exactly what I was looking for!
posted by kookywon at 12:21 PM on March 4, 2003

tell us, riffola... what arcane search phrase wisdom did you use to find such a thing?
posted by crunchland at 12:23 PM on March 4, 2003

I bet you he was one of the many people who signed up for the service, and remembered the name, if not even bookmarked the thread.

FWIW, I think audioscrobbler is great.
posted by ashbury at 1:58 PM on March 4, 2003

Or maybe he just, I don't know, I realize I'm going out on a limb here -- searched for "MP3" in the past month, like he said he did. I just tried that myself, and sure enough, the Audioscrobbler thread is the eighth result. This is not rocket science, kids.
posted by webmutant at 2:12 PM on March 4, 2003

I didn't sign up for it. I just searched for MP3, 'cause I couldn't remember the name, but I knew it was Audioscro-something.

Damn webmutant said it better.
posted by riffola at 2:14 PM on March 4, 2003

Er that should be "Damn, webmutant said it better", I am not damning webmutant.
posted by riffola at 2:15 PM on March 4, 2003

All webmutants have been damned to hell, and some of them even know it. :)
posted by ashbury at 2:18 PM on March 4, 2003

Incidentally, how many goddamn songs do you have to play to get Audioscrobbler to recommend something? I erased it after a week of it saying "listen to more music".
posted by Hildago at 5:47 PM on March 4, 2003

It's an evil plot by more music.
posted by jaden at 9:37 PM on March 4, 2003

I was sitting here reading the threading, thinking "Hey, that sounds like an interesting idea!", and it took me a minute to realize that I had originally posted that. Man, I'm getting old.
posted by oissubke at 5:38 AM on March 5, 2003

I stuck with Audioscrobbler, and though it's having a hard time dealing with all the bandwidth it's generated, I still think it's a really neat and useful (because it's very simple) tool. Last time the site was up and running, it would start reccommending other users once you'd listened to 500 songs. I've already found three or four bands that I'd either never heard of or never seriously listened to before. Plus, it's kind of interesting to review your own listening habits and see what you actually listen to and how often. Interesting.
posted by vraxoin at 7:07 AM on March 5, 2003

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