[Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

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Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

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@corvusd wrote:

This important linux website is inform that spotify support is end.
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/08/spotify-web-player-desktop-integration-ubuntu

 

This forum is alive this months back... I can't understand what happens. Is true that situation of the not support? 


Spotify has never supported the Linux client, so support for it has not ended, but it has also never started. For a long time, the Linux advice was "Run the Windows client with Wine". A few years ago, the native Linux client was released. It shared a lot of code with the Windows/Mac client. Last year, a new version of the native Linux client was released. It shares almost all code with the Windows/Mac client.

 

I think that the word support means different things for different people. What I mean with Linux client not supported is:

 

  1. The customer service team at Spotify does not answer Linux desktop related questions. The customer service team is the one building the FAQ at https://support.spotify.com and they are answering questions at https://twitter.com/spotifycares and https://www.facebook.com/SpotifyCares/ and here on the community forum.
  2. A new feature that breaks the Linux client, will not hold back Windows/Mac release.
  3. There is not a team of developers focusing only on the Linux related features of client.

@we do however have a few dedicated helpers here in the forum, thanks @Dreadlord and all others answering Linux questions! Even asking questions help, because it will usually bring people googling for the same problem here and maybe help them, seeing others with the same problem.

 

If code changes that affect the Linux specific parts, care is taken, not to break it. However, if the Linux client ends up being very buggy, and can't be released at the same time as the Windows/Mac version, there is usually enough attention inside the company to help bring it back on its feet again.

 

I have been working very slowly triaging and fixing bugs and implementing new linux specific features on my hackdays. A hackday is basically one day every other week when you can dig in and work on other things you normally don't work with, to learn new things, help others, and in my case, make that tiny change you always wanted, that never get prioritized enough. I find it quite fun.

 

Spotiweb looks cool! Nice integration with the web player.

 

Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

corvusd
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Thanks jooon for the quick and complete response. :D

Means that no official support, and that never was.

But what if there is support from the community, like yours and that of others.

I hope at least yours, which is what makes it great the free software community, is never finished.

Thank you very much! :D

Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

dowcet
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I'd been using http://play.spotify.com/ in Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04 just fine for a long while. Suddenly in the last week or so, it has stopped working. I get a message to install Adobe Flash.

In my /var/log/apt/history.log file, I notice that flashplugin-installer was recently upgraded from 11.2.202.632ubuntu0.14.04.1 to 11.2.202.635ubuntu0.14.04.1.

Is that the likely source of the problem, and is there anything I can do?

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Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

Dreadlord
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Hello @dowcet,

 

Can you check that you have Flash enabled?

Here is how to do so:

  1. Open up firefox and browse
    about:config
  2. Click "I'll be careful" if prompt pops up
  3. Find plugin.state.flash 
    1. If the value is set to 1 let me know
    2. If the value is set to 0, change it to 1

Let me know how it goes : )

 

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Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

dowcet
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The value is set for 2 actually... Apparently that means "always active".

I installed SpotiWeb, which worked fine right away, and now the Web Player is working in Firefox again as well. Mysterious, but problem solved I guess.

Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

0815name
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Is it possible to make a switch for the notifications? Making them persistent or not. Because Gnome has built in mpris 2 support in the Notifications and when im looking in my notify panel i get double informed about the current track. So the best solution for me is to make them not persistent.

Here is a Screenshot about the "problem".

 

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Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

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@0815name wrote:

Is it possible to make a switch for the notifications? Making them persistent or not.


There already is a switch to enable/disable notifications. I always have them disabled, because I feel they are quite pointless, when I see the artist - track title in the top menu bar on any screen whenever I want because of mpris. I run gnome with some mpris extension that enables this.

 

It may be possible to change what you call persistence of notifications. There is something about them being transient or not and a client might also able to remove notifications it has previously sent. Right now, I think we are just sending a default notification. What happens with it depends on the desktop environment. In Unity, it slides in, top-right corner and then goes away itself after a while. There is also no list where it can still be left, like there is in gnome for you. Anyway, it might be possible to fix. I will look into it.

Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

josiahkc
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I cant change the images of my playlists. When i click the button it does nothing.

Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

PeaceSells560
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I've been having an issue where Spotify will play one song only, then a couple of ads, then when the ads are over, it will not resume playing music. The banner that says the selected song will be played after the ad remains, and I am not able to manually play a song. Restarting the computer, logging out, and restarting spotify make no difference. How do I fix this?

Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

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@PeaceSells560 wrote:

I've been having an issue where Spotify will play one song only, then a couple of ads, then when the ads are over, it will not resume playing music. The banner that says the selected song will be played after the ad remains, and I am not able to manually play a song. Restarting the computer, logging out, and restarting spotify make no difference. How do I fix this?


You are very likely affected by what people are discussing in this thread.

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web-Player/Ubuntu-16-04-Ads-do-not-play-Spoti...

 

No known fix or workaround yet.

 

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