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    Last.fm

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    Is it just me, or does the last.fm desktop app slow down the computer a lot??? on my PC, iTunes took a while to load, but I figured it was cuz it was a PC. When I first got my MBP, iTunes loaded immediately. BUT when I downloaded last.fm, suddenly it got very slow. Any advice to speed it up again (less deleting last.fm, of course)?
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    Last.fm starts as iTunes opens so if you are opening iTunes, Last.fm will open. This could very likely slow iTunes down. To stop this, go to the Last.fm preferences > Scrobbling > uncheck "Launch Last.fm with iTunes".

    Note that if you do this, you will have to launch Last.fm manually.
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    Man, i wish last.fm went back to just plugins. Those seemed to be pretty efficient.
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    You could take a look at Songbird if you don't like iTunes. It has a similar interface, plays iTMS music and has a last.fm plugin.
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    If in the preferences you deselect "Show Application in Dock" - or something like that, it will speed iTunes back up again.

    This seems to also make the application run as a service as it does not appear in the command+tab menu. It will still be accessible from the menu bar.

    Tom

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    Get the audioscrobbler app. It links to Last Fm without having to have the Last FM software running. It uses no processor power at all, updates iPod submissions, and generally is excellent!

    Audioscrobbler - The Music Technology Playground from Last.fm
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    Have you tried Spotify? An extensive catalogue of music. Not transferable to itunes or an ipod but useful for background on your Mac.

    Spotify – A world of music. Instant, simple and free

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    I hate the whole idea of Spotify, you never own the music! What's the point.
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    Spotify is also not available in every region. I get a "Why is Spotify not available in my country?" popup when I go to the Spotify page.
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    I have no issues with the last.fm app.

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    i found an app called iScrobbler, which i guessed is powered by audioscrobbler and so far, its working great. thanks to everyone.
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    Yep, iScrobbler is the app I meant. Great isn't it!
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    Interesting, but still not sure about it really. Thanks for the update though.
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