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Can't play local files

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Can't play local files

Device: Dell XTS 15-7590
OS: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
Spotify account: premium
App version: Spotify version 1.1.55.498.gf9a83c60

 

Issue: I can't find local files. I have checked "Show Local Files" and have the correct source.

Screenshot from 2021-05-31 11-29-59.png

 

Here is a file that I want to add to a playlist:

 

 

 

alex@escher:~/Music$ ls -l World_Burn_harmonies.mp3 
-rwx------ 1 alex alex 951274 Sep 23  2020 World_Burn_harmonies.mp3

 

 

 

 

However, when I search for it in the search box, nothing appears.

Screenshot from 2021-05-31 11-45-09.png

This has only happened since I recently upgraded my spotify version; unfortunately I have forgotten the old version I used to use 😕

 

It's not a problem with playing local files - playlists I made with local files in the past still work.

 

spotify-dump.txt is empty when I reproduce these steps.

 

Any help would be much appreciated!

 

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Hey @al333xj 

Does this song have any metadata with it. I mean the information for artist, album and song?

 

The new version of Spotify doesn't return search results for local files. You can search from within the local files themselves, there's a little search/filter box (activates with Ctrl + F if you like keyboard shortcuts) and typing there should find it for you.

 

Let me know how it goes for you 🙂

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Hey @al333xj 

Does this song have any metadata with it. I mean the information for artist, album and song?

 

The new version of Spotify doesn't return search results for local files. You can search from within the local files themselves, there's a little search/filter box (activates with Ctrl + F if you like keyboard shortcuts) and typing there should find it for you.

 

Let me know how it goes for you 🙂

SebastySpotify Star
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
Note: I'm not a Spotify employee.

Thank you! You are a legend. I did not even realise that local files were listed somewhere 🤣

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