Native scrobbling of services by proxy

Hi Justin, I apologize if this has been discussed before. I wasn’t sure how to search for it.

Has there been any discussions or research around the possibility of scrobbling directly from services like Netflix using a proxy like a virtual machine dedicated to passing network traffic and extracting/matching data that the service might pass along that would make the stream identifiable to Trakt?

I use a FOSS application called pihole that is a network-level advertisement and Internet tracker blocking application which acts as a DNS sinkhole and optionally a DHCP server, intended for use on a private network.

I was thinking about the same concept, where all network traffic would pass through and only extract relevant and identifiable information to be scrobbled. The media center (Plex/Emby/Infuse) would act as just another media service and the heavy lifting (scrobbing) would be done by the standalone client.

Thanks for your time (and service)!

I imagine even if there is identifiable information that could be extacted from the traffic, that each service uses it’s own identification scheme. There is also the potential issue of encryption that could make this a moot point.