So 6 months are over again and like every 6 months, Ubuntu releases a new distribution version and like every 6 months, spotify cannot play local files because of avcodec version mismatches.
Spotify still searches for e.g. avcodec54, while artful brings avcodec57.
I know this is not that easy and - for some reason I don't understand - you chose to not bring your own fitting avcodec bundled. But if you choose this path, why can't you try the next Ubuntu version while it's in beta and update spotify accordingly, so it will work after upgrading?
Pretty please find a solution for this that will
a) reach us fast
b) last longer than 6 months.
Think about bundling the correct libraries. Or think about snap packages maybe. **bleep**, make docker container if you fail so hard to meet all dependencies... But please bring an end to this odyssey.
Edit: I see the opposite of heaven is not welcome here. Apologize. Blame AC/DC.
Solved! Go to Solution.
I just learned that Spotify really is providing a Snap packages like I proposed, and this package resolves all those problems, just as I thought.
I would have loved some spotify support rep had to pointed me to this........