[Bug 37668] automatic last.fm links don't work so well

Adam Lydick lydickaw at ruffledpenguin.org
Sun Apr 2 01:35:27 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: rhythmbox (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

Because the artist names pulled from freecddb (or musicbrainz) don't
always match with the ones used by last.fm, the "get information on this
artist/album from the web" support often results in a 404.

It might be better to link to their search page instead, at least until
they complete their integration with musicbrainz as a backend (at which
point we should have a canonical way to describe most albums).

* Rhythmbox reads "Coheed & Cambria".
* This links to http://last.fm/music/Coheed%20%26%20Cambria (404)
* The real link is http://last.fm/music/Coheed+and+Cambria
* It is pretty forgiving, so http://last.fm/music/Coheed%20and%20Cambria also works, although avoiding the need for escaping results in a nicer looking URL.
automatic last.fm links don't work so well

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