Meine SoftwareI’ve been watering the mouths of many Traktor users for months by teasing the new version of my Traktor Scrobbler. Here it is finally!
It’s been completely rewritten for the third time. There is now a native version for Mac OS X -user. I had to finish it on a virtual machine since my MacBook died on me. That was very time-consuming. I’d rejoice a small donation so I can buy a new one (and continue developing awesome sauce). Alternatively you can also invite me to a beer in real life to kill the pain caused by that unspeakable slow development environment.
Traktor Scrobbler (Windows) 1.0 (5.87 MB) - 4313 hits
Traktor Scrobbler (OSX) 1.0 (8.86 MB) - 1431 hits
You can find those in the main article.
New features in detail:
Native Mac OS X-version
The old Traktor Scrobbler was also useable in OS X but required a lot of fiddling. This new version has been developed by using the plattform independant framework Qt. That also means that .NET isn’t required on Windows anymore. The new Scrobbler comes packaged with all required libraries. That’s also the reason why the program is much bigger now. I tried to keep the libraries small though. Many thanks go to Jens Bache-Wiig’s QML desktop components and the relentless help of the Qt Ambassador Volker.
Playlists are saved
Traktor Scrobbler creates a directory called ‘playlists’ where it saved the played songs of every session if you don’t disable this option.
This one is probably the most useful new feature. Many of the OS X user probably stream using Nicecast. While Nicecast is a great tool it can’t read artist or title of a song. The new Traktor Scrobbler can easily provide this data for Nicecast.
no PIN required anymore for Twitter-login
The process of granting Traktor Scrobbler access to your Twitter-account doesn’t require you anymore to write down a 7-digit PIN.
Send Twitter-messages from Traktor Scrobbler
You can now also send regular Tweets from Traktor Scrobbler. This may be helpful if you want to give some shouts to your followers while spinning.
Support for Unicode-characters in artist-name and title
Unicode-characters like German umlauts or other languages will now be interpreted correctly.
Traktor Scrobbler connects to Traktor through a network protocol. If the default-port 8008 is already in use by another application, you can adjust the value in the settings-file TraktionScrobbler.ini
copy current track to clipboard
A video-jockey wanted to use the current track’s title in his video performances. The easiest way for him to get this data was through the system’s clipboard. Therefore this feature has been implemented.
What is missing?
Although this was possible in the old version, you can’t attach yourself to a running icecast-stream to catch its metadata. I will fix this in the next version.
There is a Last.fm-tab now (so I don’t have to take the screenshots twice) but the Traktor Scrobbler still can’t ‘scrobble’. That’s the #1 priority for now and will be possible starting from the next version which I’ll hopefully complete soon.