linux error: Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can.

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linux error: Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can.

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Hi everyone, i have the issue of: "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it."

I know that there is other forum for the same topic, but i didn't find nothing for the linux user.

I use desktop linux version form my manjaro linux pc, an arch based linux.

When I try to play one song from my local file the error appear.

I already try to clean the cache but nothing change.

there is someone whit the same problem? some solution?

thanks

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

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I waste 3 hours but I find the solution, I resolve by replacing the ffmpeg-compat-54 with ffmpeg-compat-57, and now it work.

if you don't have ffmpeg-compat-57 installed you need to install, i installed from the aur repository.

I hope that this is helpful for everyone.

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

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I waste 3 hours but I find the solution, I resolve by replacing the ffmpeg-compat-54 with ffmpeg-compat-57, and now it work.

if you don't have ffmpeg-compat-57 installed you need to install, i installed from the aur repository.

I hope that this is helpful for everyone.

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Newbie

Hey there ! I'm new to Ubuntu and I couldn't get how to install ffmpeg-compat-57.Can someone help me /mention where can I find a guide ? Thank you

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Regular

I dont't know if this solution work for ubuntu eather.

Probably ffmpeg-compat-57 is not disponible for ubuntu repository, I have instaalled from the AUR repository.

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Newbie

sudo apt install ffmpeg

worked like a charm for me.

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Music Fan

It works for Arch too. Perhaps obviously. Thanks a lot.

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Visitor

Not working for me.

Can't access alsa.conf

 

ALSA lib conf.c:3750:(snd_config_update_r) Cannot access file /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf
ALSA lib pcm.c:2266:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default

 

I changed the rights, doesn't work

 

Ubuntu 19.04

ffmpeg libavutil etc. well installed.

Just try the snap "candidate" doesn't work either

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Newbie

On Ubuntu 18.04, sometimes pulseaudio gets a little broken with my laptop hibernating. `pulseaudio --kill && pulseaudio --start` followed by restarting spotify fixed the problem for me.

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How did you install it?
I've visited the page https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ffmpeg-compat-57/ but it doesn't show how to install it.
I've also tried

sudo apt install ffmpeg-compat-57

and

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg-compat-57

But get
E: Unable to locate package ffmpeg-compat-57

 

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Music Fan
Ubuntu doesn't have the package "ffmpeg-compat-57". That package is for Arch Linux users.

You can try installing the individual version 57 libraries available on ubuntu. As in libavcodec57, libavformat57, etc. The full list is on that aur link.
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