Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it.

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Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it.

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Plan

Premium

Country

Netherlands

 

Device

Dell XPS 13

Operating System

Arch Linux x86-64

 

My Question or Issue

I want to play an mp3 file from my disk with Spotify. I added the folder containing the file to my local files settings (see screenshot in attachments). When I click the play button on the file, it gives me an error (see other screenshot in attachments).

 

Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it.

Gig Goer

Obvious questions. Have you tried the suggested "ffmpeg-compat-57" package? How did you install the "spotify" package? AUR or snap?

You can always removes all spotify-related files in /home/ and reinstall spotify. Fixed my problem before.

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Re: Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it.

Gig Goer

Obvious questions. Have you tried the suggested "ffmpeg-compat-57" package? How did you install the "spotify" package? AUR or snap?

You can always removes all spotify-related files in /home/ and reinstall spotify. Fixed my problem before.

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Hi Gig Goer,

 

I installed Spotify from AUR.

 

Thanks for your response. I uninstalled Spotify and removed all Spotify-related files from my home directory. Unfortunately this did not work.

 

I have also tried to install the "ffmpeg-compat-57" package. This did fix my problem. Thanks for your help.

 

 

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