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LarsEriksson
August 30th, 2010, 10:19 AM
Im using spotify for Linux Preview, importing of local files is working now, but i can not play them.

I get this error message:
"There is a problem with the sound decoder. Spotify can't play music"


Soo... what codec am i missing?
I can play those mp3-files in other programs(Totem, Rhytmbox) with no problems at all.

peakshysteria
September 6th, 2010, 06:09 AM
Same problem at my end. Imported my local library. Now it want play any songs which is in my library (212 GB).

peakshysteria
September 9th, 2010, 07:32 PM
*bump*

peakshysteria
September 14th, 2010, 03:29 PM
*bump*

peakshysteria
September 15th, 2010, 06:46 PM
*bump*

GH68
October 30th, 2010, 05:57 AM
Spotify still claims it is unsupported, but maybe they have something coming up since obviously the functionality has been changed?

UltraAnders
April 14th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Still isn't sorted, if you haven't already, please register as having the issue here: http://getsatisfaction.com/spotify/topics/ubuntu_lucid_spotify_linux_preview_local_files_pro blem_with_sound_decoder. Cheers.

hyperandy
October 27th, 2011, 09:32 PM
Anyone find a solution, same problem here.

GH68
October 27th, 2011, 10:27 PM
For me it just works on two computers running Ubuntu although Spotify still claims it is unsupported. Have you tried downloading the latest version, for me it did not work before.

beew
October 27th, 2011, 11:15 PM
Why do you want to use that piece of drm crap? Installing it removes packages with enriched contents to read restricted formats and install the vanilla ones (like removing libavcodec-extra and installing libavcodec) so your multimedia is crippled.

If you must use it get the Windows version and use it in WINE so at least it doesn't mess up your system.

hyperandy
October 27th, 2011, 11:34 PM
Found a solution here. Yes DRM is horrible but I buy music like crazy and I am pretty sick of organizing the hundreds of gigs myself.Spotify fills my music void. http://getsatisfaction.com/spotify/topics/local_music_support_wont_works_if_latest_libavcode c_dev_package_ffmpeg_is_installed

GH68
October 28th, 2011, 04:48 AM
Running Spotify under Wine is better in many ways, also quicker and using less memory. The only problem for me is that the most recent Windows version crashes at start up, and this seems to be a problem I share with man other users.

shantiq
October 28th, 2011, 03:16 PM
good tip
plays swimmingly under wine altho frankly with moronic ads every 3 tunes not sure it is worth the trip 160k ogg is the output which is not high audio but decent

good to check a new band or listen to six hour of Hendrix legally without having to bankrupt yourself :KS

WonderStivi
October 28th, 2011, 05:29 PM
There's a step-by-step solution in this thread, if anyone should still need it:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1870376

sbourdelais
November 18th, 2011, 06:22 AM
Found a solution here. Yes DRM is horrible but I buy music like crazy and I am pretty sick of organizing the hundreds of gigs myself.Spotify fills my music void. http://getsatisfaction.com/spotify/topics/local_music_support_wont_works_if_latest_libavcode c_dev_package_ffmpeg_is_installed

worked for me, thanks. would rather do it that way than through Wine, i've had trouble with wine.

fazeoff
November 19th, 2011, 01:53 AM
There's a step-by-step solution in this thread, if anyone should still need it:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1870376

Thanks, I have been experiencing the same problem....

will try this method...

i3lackh3art
February 17th, 2012, 11:57 PM
The spotify preview version is WAY better than running under wine. First off, if installed CORRECTLY, It decreases the number of processes running, therefore its faster. No playonlinux or wine in the background just waiting to crash as soon as you open it. Only thing is, you gotta PAY for spotify to get the desired experience from the non-free stable oneiric version (the one i use). works like wonders. And if it messes up, re-install. No problem. AHHHHHHHHHH linux, i love penguins.

GH68
February 18th, 2012, 07:46 AM
The spotify preview version is WAY better than running under wine. First off, if installed CORRECTLY, It decreases the number of processes running, therefore its faster. No playonlinux or wine in the background just waiting to crash as soon as you open it. Only thing is, you gotta PAY for spotify to get the desired experience from the non-free stable oneiric version (the one i use). works like wonders. And if it messes up, re-install. No problem. AHHHHHHHHHH linux, i love penguins.

So why was the Wine version much faster on my PC when I had both running? Now its history anyway since the Wine version crashes on startup, so I have to rely on the native version which has a slow startup and behaves slower in general. It also always starts with error messages. Moreover, in contrast to the Wine version I cannot even resize the height of the window to fit on my 7 inch netbook screen which otherwise is the perfect music player for my stereo. Linux is nice, but Spotify unfortunately doesn't support it very well.

bdombro
March 16th, 2012, 03:25 AM
This article was awesomely descriptive and worked perfect: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/12/how-to-install-native-spotify-linux.html]