This is the biggest change to Like.fm since we began working on the new version: playlists.
Instead of posting songs to your profile, you can create playlists and invite your friends to add songs (they don’t need to sign-in), or just share your mix with them. Everything that happens—new songs, likes, chat messages—will update in real-time (that means instantly, without refreshing the page).
Creating a playlist is as simple as setting a title. Adding songs is as simple as before, except now you can also paste YouTube and SoundCloud links straight into the chat box. If you use Spotify, feel free to just drag and drop songs directly into the Like.fm window when you’re on a playlist. If you find something you like on Like.fm, just drag the song on to a playlist to repost the song, or hit the repost button.
We’ve also improved playback of songs. Playlists will shuffle without repeats, starting with the most liked songs. So vote songs up by clicking the Like button to make sure they get played for others first.
We have deprecated the browser extensions. We do have a bookmarklet and you can extend that for sites if you want.
We’ve updated the ranking algorithm for charts so that fresher items will bubble to the top.
Please only post emerging artists to the emerging chart. If your post is on topic, you’ll get many reposts and listens.
Some songs posted to the charts weren’t showing up. It should show up on the charts within a few minutes after you post now.
We’ve streamlined discovery on Like.fm by trimming our charts down to two: Emerging and Coding songs.
Select a chart when you post a song and within minutes your post will be placed on the chart in front of all Like.fm users for them to repost. More reposts means the song will bubble up to the top of the chart. The *first* user to post the song on Like.fm will get credit on the chart.
We’ve added a button to toggle to a bigger video. It’s the icon in the bottom left of the player bar.
The video will expand to fill up the browser window and is even bigger than the big video player we had before.
We fixed the issue with Hype Machine and Billboard Hot 100 song posts lacking hover previews. We also fixed the missing audio and preview issue when reposting songs from either of these two accounts.
The Postmarklet (bookmarklet) also had a bug after the recent updates that prevented the data fields from being filled out for you. This has been fixed. You can get the Postmarklet at http://like.fm/signup/download.
Today we accidentally reset all song previews. Your songs will still have previews, but they have reverted to the default previews we automatically select. You can fix song previews by going to your profile page and clicking the “Edit” button for any song that has been reset to the wrong preview audio. We apologize for any inconvenience,
With our last update of the new item page light-boxes, you might have thought that you could continue browsing the site after you started playing a song. Unfortunately that was only one-half of the update we intended to push out and clicking on any links on the site would reload the page, interrupting your audio.
That being said, this post announces the arrival of the other half of that update, bringing the function to consistency with the user interface. You can now safely continue browsing Like.fm even after you start playing a song, and it won’t be interrupted anymore.
After selecting a song, you now have complete control over the full song that’s played or the preview that plays when someone hovers over the song.
We’ve added two select boxes that let you pick from a selection of YouTube, SoundCloud, or 30 second sample clips that we’ve automatically guessed for your chosen song. You can also paste a URLs to a specific YouTube video or SoundCloud audio page to get the exact one you want.
You can now also skip having to pick a song by directly pasting a SoundCloud URL (works with a YouTube URL as well, which we’ve supported for a while now) into the song selection box and have the song automatically detected for you.
Try both of these out by posting a song right now! As always, feedback is appreciated. You can email it to email@example.com.