Last.fm’s New Beta Player Lags with YouTube Videos

Last.fm‘s new beta player is horrible. They now load YouTube videos to try to pull in more songs from bands or perhaps to show a video. But as we all know, YouTube is laggy, sometimes poor quality and the files are much larger than simple audio files. It’s a horrible decision. I can’t even use the site now. I don’t want to see videos. I don’t even monitor Last.fm very often except to flag a song that isn’t what I want.

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Comments -49-0 of 4 to “Last.fm’s New Beta Player Lags with YouTube Videos”

  1. -49 · Ex-Lastfm Fan says:

    I couldn’t agree more. I HATE this new lastfm video player. I can barely even play it without lagging at least 10mins or more between each song/video.

  2. -48 · kwon says:

    I totally agree: the video player is annoying!!!

  3. -47 · dan says:

    lastfm is now completely unlistenable. I was an early adopter and have had a paid subscription for many years.

    Now I’m hearing ADVERTISEMENTS in my paid-up stream. Deal breaker.

    Plus, I’m hearing bone aching amateur covers of real songs!! WTF.

    Business suicide.

  4. -46 · yup says:

    Business suicide. Couldn’t have put it better, Dan. Been a subscriber for 8 years, with three different accounts! Cancelled them all. Last.fm is pathetic now. No longer can I play my library when having friends over. 2-minute silences after every other song. Have to press F5 to start streaming again. And yes, what is up with allowing an amateur’s song to replace the original?!?! I am going to stop streaming at a clean 80,000 tracks, coming soon.

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