Spotify asks to import a local file

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Spotify asks to import a local file

milkerfish
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I have a file on my computer and I've added the directory as a source in spotify and it shows up but it still asks me to import the file.

 

I'm using Linux Mint 18 with KDE.

 

EDIT: It's doing this with all local files when I try and play them.

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Re: Spotify asks to import a local file

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This is most likely because spotify still requires old libraries of ffmpeg to play local files, but the libraries in most modern distros are two/three versions newer.

 

See this post for a possible workaround:

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web-Player/Local-files-don-t-play/m-p/1505507

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Re: Spotify asks to import a local file

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This is most likely because spotify still requires old libraries of ffmpeg to play local files, but the libraries in most modern distros are two/three versions newer.

 

See this post for a possible workaround:

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web-Player/Local-files-don-t-play/m-p/1505507

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