On the latest version I have run into a strange problem. I can sync a Playlist containing only Local Files, and it shows 100% Complete.
But when I try to play the songs, only the first 209 songs actually work. The rest does not give an error message, but there is no sound at all when I try to play them.
I have tried sync'ing several smaller Playlists and different songs, but no matter what I do, any song after the first 209 just plays without any sound.
I can see they are all sync'ed in the File Manager, but the Spotify Player only works with those first 209 songs.
Sync'ing additional Online songs works like a charm, this issue only applies to Local Files.
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Okay, so I found a (somewhat cumbersome) workaround to get Local Files working again!
Starting from scratch:
- Create empty Playlist, set to sync/available offline.
- Move the songs you want to sync this new Playlist (step 1) one Artist/Album at a time!
! Make you do this one album at a time to be safe !
- While the device is sync'ing make sure the screen stays active!
! If the screen turns off this can somehow cause a (connection) issue !
- After you finish sync'ing check the last song, if that plays, all the other songs will play as well!
! If you have a lot of music to sync, you should check after every few, to make sure the sync'ing is still working !
Fixing a broken playlist:
If you somehow run into an error, and the songs are not playing/there is no sound, do the following:
- Delete the non-working songs from the playlist.
- Close the Spotify App.
- Go to file manager, find the Spotify LocalSync folder (SD card: "\Android\data\com.spotify.mobile.android.ui\files\spotifycache\Users\")
- Copy all files from that Folder to a new one called Temp.
- Remove the LocalSync folder
- Rename the Temp folder to LocalSync.
This way any temporary files that might be giving problems are ignored/removed, and you can continue from wherever the sync'ing process went wrong. So you do not have to start all over again.