SOLVED [Linux] Spotify DBus MPRIS2 support not fully working


SOLVED [Linux] Spotify DBus MPRIS2 support not fully working

Music Fan



first, thanks for your effort in regurlarly releasing linux builds!

With the recent 1.0 betas the DBus support is back...more or less. But many of the advertised properties can not be retrieved and time out. The only property which is working is "Metadata" (please see the screenshot).


If I call for example:


qdbus --literal org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties.Get org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player CanControl

I get this:

Error: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply
Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

Am I doing something wrong or is this indeed a bug? Thanks for looking into that!

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