Thank you for posting the solution and the steps. This has been bugging me for a very long time!
I had a $20AUD btc bounty out on this and your solution worked!
Do you have a BTC address you would like it paid to?
You are a Hero!
Worked a charm on Mint 18. I haven't rebooted yet, but the amount of times I've broken the system I'm not worried.
Worked on 16.04 64bit spotify 220.127.116.11.g5e1cd7b2 !!
thank you very much
Wow that actually worked. THANK you!
EDIT: working on Spotify version 18.104.22.168.g19de0aa6
This worked for me, thanks!
Thanks for sharing it's worked perfectly!!!! but when i running this command
sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras ffmpeg libavcodec-extra libavcodec-extra57 libavutil55 libavformat57 zenity -y
it's fetched some .exe file?? but never mind! Now i can listen my local music :D
Thank you, this solved the problem for me :D
Thank you so much, also works on Linux Mint 18.1