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I would like sync my loved songs on last.fm with the corresponding songs in Rhythmbox by giving them a particular rating in Rhythmbox. How can I do this?

This is possible for other players.

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As far as I know, you cannot do this. The last.fm/libre.fm plug-in in Rhythmbox doesn't really know anything about what songs you have 'loved' on last.fm, or whether they relate to any songs in your local Rhythmbox library at all.

It would take a significant amount of development work I think, to implement this feature, and get it right. You should file a bug against upstream Rhythmbox though, at https://bugzilla.gnome.org/browse.cgi?product=rhythmbox .

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It turns out it is possible. –  N.N. Nov 23 '12 at 6:29
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This is possible by using rb-mergeplays by lachlan. To give your loved songs on Last.fm five stars (in rating) in Rhythmbox do as follows:

  • Download lastexport.py and rate5loved.py
  • Then do as the README says:

    • Pull your loved tracks with lastexport:

      python ./lastexport.py -u your_lastfm_username -t loved -o loved.txt
    • Merge with database:

      python ./rate5loved.py loved.txt

    Note that you need to replace your_lastfm_username with your Last.fm user name. Also note that you need to cd to the directory where the scripts are before you execute them.

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While this works, it requires manual intervention. Any time you 'love' a new song on last.fm that is in your local library, you will have to re-export/import the ratings for all songs. Hopefully someone has filed a feature request to make syncing local ratings and last.fm 'loved' songs automatic in Rhythmbox. –  dobey Nov 23 '12 at 16:19

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