Discover, Browse, Collection when it arrives, all load by default and all use a lot of system resources.
Those of us using older computers [I saw a post today from a user on a P4 win Win7] find the current and recent versions nearly unusable, and have resorted to using old pre 0.8.8 versions. Version 0.6.5 does not support apps at all and it works great, [aside from crashing on occasion] and is lightning fast.
Resource usage may not seem like a big deal to some, but when using a notebook computer, the fan runs continuously and the battery life is cut in half or even more.
With the introduction of the CEF3 framework, an option to opt out should be easy to code, and would give users the opportunity to have a lean and fast music player only, without all the bloat that isn't used. The option would still be there to re-enable apps when desired.
This idea is based on working within the constraints of the existing client and CEF3, specifically so that there is only one client to maintain and support.
I flew this idea past one of the mods, and he said that with support from the user base, the option could game some traction with the Developer Team
Currently, playlists are listed on my phone represented by a music note, and playlist folders by a music note in a box. Since playlist cover art is automatically generated and displayed on the desktop, web, and tablet apps, why do we still only see a generic music note on phones? It would also be nice to include art for playlist folders, which is not yet supported on the web or tablet apps.
Seems simple enough, and it's already like this on all the other devices, just not the mobile apps. I hope this means it's on its way?
I'm aware that a large majority of Spotify users won't be gamers but with Microsoft's latest console, the Xbox One, do you think it'd be possible to get a Spotify app? Now that it's possible to multi-task and stream while you game the opportunity to gain new monthly subscribers is massive.
It's already possible as seen with Microsofts new service "Xbox Music" which features heavily in the new console. I know I'd definitely use the app if there was one. Anyone else?
Like a lot of Spotify users, I listen to a lot of hip-hop. Like, a lot of hip-hop. And, frequently, this means engaging in the complex maze of alternate, clean, explicit and remixed versions of the same record. Typically, a modern hip-hop record will have at least a clean and an explicit version – oftern, both are licensed by Spotify for streaming – and both of those versions typically inhabit the same listing, with one version hidden unless you click the album itself.
This means that when you're looking at an artist page, you might see a clean version of a record, but an explicit version is hidden behind it. You never know, unless you click the album. And, in those cases, you might not be able to get to it from the mobile version of Spotify. Which kinda blows when you want to get turnt up listening to something that's completely inappropriate for children. As you do.
Here's a common example. Let's say I want to listen to Houston-based rapper Slim Thug.
Specifically, I want to hear Slim Thug's 2005 record "Already Platinum," featuring the song that inspired The Lonely Island's "Like A Boss."
But, wait, that's weird. The primary version – the one being displayed on the artist page – is a chopped and screwed remix of the album and not the album version. If I click through to the album page, I find the normal speed version. And two more versions ("premium" editions) which I can access from there, below the second tracklisting.
If I go into my iOS version of Spotify, search Slim Thug and open "Already Platinum," I can only access the remixed version – not the real version of the record that I actually want. Luckily, I can search "Already Platinum" and find the real version using the aforementioned "premium" editions. But, it's a crapshoot to whether I get the censored version or the album version until I try both – Spotify doesn't make that designation on the mobile app.
With all that being said, here are my suggestions:
When different versions exist, make those versions accessible from the artist page. Or at least let us know that they exist. An icon, a dropdown menu, anything would be useful for discovering "hidden" versions of the record.
Make those different versions accessible via mobile devices. The songs are there, I just have no way of getting to them without creating a new playlist.
In the distant future, and I think this has already been recommended but consider this a +1, let the user choose their prefered album type. I don't have any reason to prefer a clean edit of an album, but some people do.
Overall, I'd like to see more consistency in cataloging these albums (I do appreciate it when the different versions are folded together, since it makes browsing discographies easier) and better accessiblity for listening to those albums.
When you are listening to an artist, you used to be able to go to the Appears On List and SEE the relevant song as well as the album it was on. Now all you see is a bloody useless piece of artwork which you then have to go into and search for said artist. I DON'T want to have to do this every single time. Please change it back, or at least give us the option to change it according to personal preference as it's a pain when all you want to do is listen to one artist, not trawl through upteen albums looking.
It baffles me that this option was taken away, but with the latest build of Spotify, which replaced the old inbox with the very unneeded message threads, there is no way to delete messages. I was told to submit this as an idea, but I'm shocked I even have to. Next thing, I'll be submitting an idea to allow me to shut Spotify down after I'm done using it.
I have a 4 gig sd card in my phone.
Grab me a selection of songs that I frequently play but keep the size under 3 gig so it fits on my card.
Automatically update this list.
Automatically sync this list to my phone.
That would be awsome.
With the new Xbox one coming out and it not supporting flash, I believe Spotify needs to revamp their play.spotify.com site to support HTML5 also, flash is a bit old, isn't it? I think this will greatly improve the experience on the site as well. <br><br>Thank you.
As such, Spotify invisibly takes up way more memory than what it actually needs to run.
I can understand the need for Spotify to be backwards compatible with 5+ years old Mac hardware in use as media players and such, but that can be accommodated with a fat binary, including both 32-bit and 64-bit code.
In 2013, it is a bit strange that lots of Mac users of Spotify have to pay this memory burden of the past, while where is an elegant solution available in the form of fat binaries.
This seems like an oversight, even winamp for windows 98 let you drag folders into the playlist window, it would then recursively visit every subfolder and add every single mp3
I have about 550 folders, I want to add half of them to a playlist but have all of them in local files, there is actually no way to do this currently, you have to manually drag each file in from windows explorer or from local files, I just want to drag entire folders in.
This would literally be about 10 lines of code to program in.
byphilask19-01-201304:40 PM - edited 21-05-201309:44 AM
Before Spotify I had (well still have, but mostly untouched these days) large MP3 collection organized into Artist/Album/Tracks folder structure. This worked well for me and combined with Playlists meant that I maintained my personal "collection" of "Albums" as well as favourite tracks and Playlists for particular occasions / moods.
What I find these days is that I'm losing track of Albums, I have Spotify Playlists (although the flat Playlist structure tires me), but it's just not the same as having a personalized "Collection" of music.
Spotify needs to add the ability to build your own "Collection" (not Library, which is still track based), this should be organized however you like, but at least providing Artist / Album / Year drill-down structure (folders or not). It'd be nice to match this against existing MP3 collections and Libraries. The ability to tag playlists and collections (and/or albums) would also be a bonus.
What I'm getting at here is the missing part (for me) in Spotify is the ability to "virtualize" (cloudize?) my mental image of a music collection, which is shelves of albums sorted into some logical order (years, artists, genre, whatever), but mostly Albums, not just Tracks.
My 2 cents.
UPDATE 21/4/13: I don't seem to be "allowed" to embed images in my posts (sad). I've recently been using Google Music on a Nexus 10 and I have to say it has almost the perfect Album / Genre / Artist interface. I particularly love the way that in Artist view you see Albums stacked and they move subtly in 3D as you scroll. The only thing missing here would be Year and latest-added sort/views. Anyway here are the screenshots, this is DEFINITELY a better way to "visualize my collection":
Sorry Spotify but looks like you were too slow. Google just ate your lunch, dinner and breakfast for the next 10 years. Google Play Music All Access has the above functionality (add any album to "my collection") and more, including a MUCH better visualization of your collection, album based browsing and a considerably better radio implementation.
Spotify ignore albums, again
It's pretty obvious now that Spotify have no interest in the albums or the art of constructing an album, don't they realize that most artists work for years to create a "piece of work" known as an album, not just a bunch of random tracks? Today Spotify launched their "Charts", which once again completely ignore albums... What with Google Play Music All Access and Rdio I think Spotify are going down the slippery fail slope to irrelevance.
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