Spotify continuously skips songs on linux

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Spotify continuously skips songs on linux

flareriderdash
Newbie

 

Plan

Premium

Country: US

 

Device

Generic PC

Operating System

Linux (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)

 

My Question or Issue

Whenever I go to my linux workstation to fix a problem, sit down for coding or what else I may do I end up having this problem. This problem is persistent over many many installs of ubuntu 18.04 LTS and is honestly kinda frustrating. The issue makes it so I don't a chance to even hear any audio and instead just skips through my playlists or just refuses to play the songs and tells me to import... every time. So,  If any debugging information is required then tell me how to get that to you. I'm more than happy to help and get my jam on. FYI This I have encounted from spotify by installing from snap "stable" and the debian package aswell. The bugs are present on both. For demonstration see video below

 

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Re: Spotify continuously skips songs on linux

marcoms
Newbie

I just suddenly got the same issue today. Literally I was listening fine to all my songs then this message kept coming up. Now it will let me listen to just a few seconds and then skip the song with the same message. After that happens I can't play the song any more.

 

Basically no spotify installations work any more: The regular .deb crashes on launch (Segmentation fault), and the flatpak and snap packages both face the above problem.

 

I tested on two differents computers, Ubuntu, Arch, WiFi, Ethernet, tethered mobile data, two different Spotify accounts. Nothing fixes it.

 

Please help us out Spotify...

Re: Spotify continuously skips songs on linux

lucasrizzini
Regular

Before today my Spotify was fine.. Now I'm having the same issue described on the post. This issue happens with snap and apt Spotify.

 

Error: 

playbackError: playback_error_audio_decode (11)



 

 

Re: Spotify continuously skips songs on linux

1fc
Casual Listener

Same issue here with Arch linux w/ KDE using Spotify from AUR.

Re: Spotify continuously skips songs on linux

maur1
Newbie

Same issue here.

 

Worked fine yesterday.

 

Cleared both the ~/.cache/spotify and ~/.config/spotify folders, logged in again and it is still not working.

 

Please fix, the application is useless in its current state.

 

Linux pc 4.15.0-52-generic #56-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 4 22:49:08 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

latest linux mint

spotify-client package installed through apt

 

Re: Spotify continuously skips songs on linux

thiagopaxa
Newbie

My installation is acting weird too, ubuntu 18.04 it was installed with snap, but i installed with the deb package and the problem still remais!!!

After some seconds of almost every song, it just skips and show this message:
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Please fix this

Re: Spotify continuously skips songs on linux

blackbeardman
Newbie

Same here, since this evening all I get is first couple of seconds of songs. On same machine on win10 Spotify works, web player works (in LM), but not desktop app. Reisntalled, purged, cleaned, tried snap and apt... not working. It's a bummer.

Re: Spotify continuously skips songs on linux

CORNHOLIO
Regular

Can reproduce.

Am very angry.

 

Quite frankly, as much as the service itself is worth every penny, the desktop app is a dumpster fire even when it works correctly (it's not exactly very integrated with the UX of my desktop, for starters - whatever OS I'm running at any given time).

 

If it starts skipping, well...

Please fix it.

 

Ubuntu LTS, snap package here.

Re: Spotify continuously skips songs on linux

agunn
Newbie

Same issue, as a workaround I have a browser tab playing the song while controlling it using the desktop app. Good times.

Re: Spotify continuously skips songs on linux

CORNHOLIO
Regular

"Workaround", you say.

This springs to mind.

 

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