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EdCote
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Registered: ‎27-04-2013
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Spotify won't play certain songs

I have Spotify on a desktop Dell PC running Windows 7. I have noticed that Spotify won't play certain songs. And no, I don't mean the ones that are greyed out. When it is playing and it comes to one of these songs, it doesn't skip over them like it does something that just isn't available. It just stops playing. I go to take a look, and it identifies that track as what it's currently playing, and the play/pause button is on "pause", as if it were playing, but the progress bar in the bottom middle isn't moving (in fact the marker is missing entirely) and the timer just says "0:00" on the left and the length of the song on the right.

 

Some artists are worse about this than others. For Norah Jones, for example, there must be ten songs that do this. "Seven Years" from her first album is one. There are a few on Dream Theater too.

 

So why is it doing this, and how do I get those songs to play?

Peter
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Re: Spotify won't play certain songs

Hey :) 

 

Do you have those tracks storred locally on your computer? 

 

Peter

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Re: Spotify won't play certain songs

I have most of them in Windows Media Player. I imported them from a thumb drive or Dropbox or somewhere, I forget exactly where. But I think there are at least a couple such tracks that aren't on my computer and I have When the Pawn by Fiona Apple in Windows Media Player and that plays just fine in Spotify.

Peter
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Re: Spotify won't play certain songs

Can you try installing Apple Quicktime and see if that helps? Many people say it installs the missing codecs. 

 

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EdCote
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Re: Spotify won't play certain songs

Yes, somehow that worked. Thanks much.

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aplumb-larrick
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Registered: ‎30-04-2013

Re: Spotify won't play certain songs

For some reason I cannot get Spotify to play Tell 'Em by Sleigh Bells. It will play the rest of the album. I do not have it stored locally.

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Searingdark
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎12-05-2012

Re: Spotify won't play certain songs

I'm also having this problem I was looking up some Skillet songs tonight and noticed some of theirs wont even play at all does exactly like the OP says it says its playing but nothing.

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Searingdark
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Registered: ‎12-05-2012

Re: Spotify won't play certain songs

I just did the quick time install. Everything is working now :D Its kinda strange though I installed Itunes you think that would have installed quicktime.

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rhanrahan8892
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Registered: ‎01-06-2013

Re: Spotify won't play certain songs

I have this same problem except it is on my iPhone, anyone know any solutions I could try????
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rhanrahan8892 wrote:
I have this same problem except it is on my iPhone, anyone know any solutions I could try????

Are you getting any error messages at all? 

 

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