lastimport plugin downloads play-count data from your Last.fm
library into beets’ database. You can later create smart playlists by querying
play_count and do other fun stuff
with this field.
The plugin requires pylast, which you can install using pip by typing:
pip install pylast
After you have pylast installed, enable the
lastimport plugin in your
configuration (see Using Plugins).
Next, add your Last.fm username to your beets configuration file:
lastfm: user: beetsfanatic
Importing Play Counts¶
beet lastimport and wait for the plugin to request tracks from
Last.fm and match them to your beets library. (You will be notified of tracks
in your Last.fm profile that do not match any songs in your library.)
Then, your matched tracks will be populated with the
which you can use in any query or template. For example:
$ beet ls -f '$title: $play_count' play_count:5.. Eple (Melody A.M.): 60
To see more information (namely, the specific play counts for matched tracks),
Aside from the required
lastfm.user field, this plugin has some specific
options under the
- per_page: The number of tracks to request from the API at once. Default: 500.
- retry_limit: How many times should we re-send requests to Last.fm on failure? Default: 3.
By default, the plugin will use beets’s own Last.fm API key. You can also override it with your own API key:
lastfm: api_key: your_api_key