Wont play some songs.

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Wont play some songs.

Music Lover
‎2012-04-09 02:22 PM

I've got Spotify unlimited. For a few songs, it just won't play. The play bar is empty, it says it's playing but there's no sound or anything. Only happens on some songs, and even after I've imported local files of the same songs it wont play. I'd think it was a problem with the local files, but others still work.
For the most part, it seems to be songs I've played a lot which just makes it worse since they're my favorites. Any idea what could be causing it? Restarting doesn't help. 

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Re: Wont play some songs.

Music Lover
‎2012-05-02 01:31 AM

Those songs that won't play are songs that spotify has found on your computer, I have been having the same issues and it is extremely frustrating because they are songs that I listen to most :p BUT I found that a right click on the song and then go down to click "unlink track" towards the bottom of the menu that pops up (just above "delete") Is an effective way to fix this problem.

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Community Legend
‎2012-04-09 02:28 PM

Same problem. I resolved it by restarting song. Click on 0:00 and song should work again.

 

Still this in no real solution, so Spotify fix it...

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Re: Wont play some songs.

Music Lover
‎2012-04-09 02:36 PM

Mine doesn't even have a number. There's no slider in the play bar. It looks like this on a couple of songs, and I'm having the same problem with more and more of them.

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Music Fan
‎2012-04-09 06:55 PM

I'm having exactly the same issues from time to time, incredibly annoying for a service I'm paying for! 

Re: Wont play some songs.

Music Lover
‎2012-05-02 01:31 AM

Those songs that won't play are songs that spotify has found on your computer, I have been having the same issues and it is extremely frustrating because they are songs that I listen to most :p BUT I found that a right click on the song and then go down to click "unlink track" towards the bottom of the menu that pops up (just above "delete") Is an effective way to fix this problem.

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Music Fan
‎2012-07-31 10:53 AM

Unlink track is definitive the way to make these songs play again.  But I still find it a little confusing why some songs won't play, because all of them are songs i have purchased through spotify. Luckyli, after unlinking, they play again.

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Music Fan
‎2012-09-17 08:16 PM

Awesome! Didn't realize it was because they are already on my computer. I was about to cancel my service as well because I would see a track that I knew was great but it didn't have a play bar. I was like "Arggg! Every good song won't play!".

 

Maybe they should add a note somewhere that lets the user know that the song was already found on their computer. It's a bit frustrating.

 

I feel silly now :D

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Music Fan
‎2012-10-13 05:45 PM

Had the same problem. Downloading "lame_enc.dll" and putting in in Spotify/Data folder should solve the problem for many mp3 files in your local library.

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Concert Regular
‎2013-01-24 01:59 AM

Blåskjegg wrote:

Unlink track is definitive the way to make these songs play again.  But I still find it a little confusing why some songs won't play, because all of them are songs i have purchased through spotify. Luckyli, after unlinking, they play again.


 

It's not even quite definitive. It didn't work for me.

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Concert Regular
‎2013-01-24 02:28 AM

As a follow up, I'd tried all the solutions I've come across so far with no effect, but installing QuickTime 7.7.3 (the most recent) did fix the problem. It looks like there isn't a version of QT that's even officially geared for Windows 8, but it did fix the problem for me. Not surprising, since my issue seemed to be with M4A files.

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