Empty playlists/Songs not playing

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Empty playlists/Songs not playing

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Device

iPhone/PC

Operating System

Linux Mint 19.3

 

My Question or Issue

After reinstalling my OS Linux Mint 19.3, I had to reinstall Spotify. On my mobile application the playlists are still there as it was and there are no issues. At least not yet. I suspect it had something to do with the recent reinstall of the OS.

 

There doesn't seem to be any fix for a Linux OS I can find on the forum.

 

I've tried to :

 

Reinstall Spotify.

Switch VPN countries.

Find a solution on the forum.

 

 

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Re: Empty playlists/Songs not playing

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Here's how I fixed it. I couldn't get the Spotify from Mint repo working. So I had uninstall the Mint repo version then use snap to install "snap install spotify". But I couldn't even log in without getting a firewall error (Error Code 30). I would have to disconnect from VPN to successfully log in. After complete removal of the VPN and a fresh reinstall I got Spotify working again.

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Perhaps I should clarify the issue better. On my Linux app my Liked Songs playlist is completely empty and so are other playlists like Made For You and Recently Played. I am able to browse for albums on Home tab but not a single song can be played. No progress bar or album art is displayed when I play a song.

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Re: Empty playlists/Songs not playing

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Web player still works fine?
My suggestion is to remove everything spotify-related from /home/ and reinstall. Try Mint repo if you used snap, or vice versa.
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So far I've tried both your suggestions. On the web player it certainly shows all the songs and such. But I would have to enable DRM to listen and confirm it works. However, the Widevine Content Decryption plugin is having troubling installing and stuck on "will be installed shortly". I assume it would work if the plugin was successfully installed.

 

For the second suggestion, yes I did initially install from software manager as you referred it as Mint repo. So I downloaded from the Debian repo to see if it fixed the issue but the problem still seems to persists.

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Forgot about snap install. I installed using snap but I couldn't even log in without getting a firewall error (Error Code: 30). I'm looking into how I can fix this.

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Re: Empty playlists/Songs not playing

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Here's how I fixed it. I couldn't get the Spotify from Mint repo working. So I had uninstall the Mint repo version then use snap to install "snap install spotify". But I couldn't even log in without getting a firewall error (Error Code 30). I would have to disconnect from VPN to successfully log in. After complete removal of the VPN and a fresh reinstall I got Spotify working again.

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