Having a large mp3 collection that’s built up over the years inevitably means that great tracks get lost like needles in a haystack.
To assist with finding tracks that used to get a lot of listen time, but have been forgotten, I wrote a ruby gem that will create playlists of top LastFM tracks based on the contents of your iTunes library.
It uses a simple prompt-driven command line interface to ask a few questions, and then heads off to query your itunes library, lastfm, and build your playlist.
- Generate playlist of any user’s most popular tracks based on scrobbles.
- Generate playlist of most globally popular tracks in your library for each artist.
$ gem install lastfm-itunes
Follow the prompts to generate a playlist:
Creating a playlist from Artist top tracks:
Creating a playlist from User top tracks: