We have made another step towards the metadata cleaning project: the first beta of a usable fingerprint client is out!
For the moment it's just a command line program, but we are working hard to include the library in the official last.fm client as soon as possible!
Here is how it works: get your OS version (see below), and just type:
If the mp3 is found in our databases, you should get something like:
141878 Spank Rock Chilly Will 0.8913763 25 28
141878 Spank Rock Track 09 0.04141196 1 28
141878 Spank Rock/Rosalie Parker Chilly Will 0.034457896 1 28
141878 Spank Rock 08 - Chilly Will 0.032753944 1 28
The first column represent the fingerprint ID, the second the artist, the third the track name, and the fourth our score. Other values are used internally for debugging. (Note that we are still working to fix the album problem. This will likely involve MusicBrainz knowledge).
If the entry is not found it will be automatically added, and after a few days you should find it listed.
Here are the binaries:
Linux - 32
OSX - Intel
UPDATE: if you are having problem running it on windows (especially vista), try to put those libs in the same directory of the program.
UPDATE 2: I uploaded an new version (1.34) with several bugfixes. Please update if you can.
UPDATE 3: The metadata server is currently down and will be returning only in january after we fixed some issues and update the dataset with the data we collected via the client (I can already tell you the response has been great! Wait for some really cool stats soon!). In the mean time you can still fingerprint and send the data if you wish.
UPDATE 4: The metadata server is back with tons of new data! :)
UPDATE 5: The links now point to the updated command line programs.
UPDATE 6: Fixed issue with UTF-8.
You can compile your own by checking it out from subversion at svn://svn.audioscrobbler.net/recommendation/MusicID/lastfm_fplib
P.s. Yes, other file formats will follow soon!