Linux 4.9.0-9-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.168-1+deb9u3 (2019-06-16) x86_64 GNU/Linux + KDE
My Question or Issue
My Spotify stoped working few days after installation. At first, I wasn't able to pleay only the new songs. When I started it, it played for about 4 seconds, than it started making strange noise and finally Spotify wrote notifification "Spotify can't play this right now..."
So I deleted all cache, config and shared files and started all over again. The situation was even worse. Now, not only the new songs doesn't work, but even downloaded songs can't be played for the same reason.
I "fixed" the problem by installing Spotifyd and using the Spotify client just as GUI, but I would be glad, if the backend started working again. Could you help me please?
Same problem here on Ubuntu 18.04. I can't play any song using the client, it works for the first 5 or 6 seconds and then the audio stops and the "Spotify can't play this right now" error is displayed.
Same problem on Linux Mint 19, kernel 4.15. I tried rebooting, logging out and back in, deleting and re-installing the app. Some files and albums will play all the way through with only minor hiccups and glitches (which are still annoying), but others just won't play at all.
I don't think this is the place to question the usefulness of the app.
Nevertheless, besides having a sort-of-usable interface (particularly having working notifications and media keys and not having your music buried under a gazillion browser tabs), the ability to download songs locally seems like a pretty huge deal to me and is a major reason why I subscribed.