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Spotify holding open video files

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Spotify holding open video files

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Some background: I've never opened a video file with spotify. I've never added a video file to a spotify playlist.

 

Today I Airdropped some videos I'd recorded from my iPhone to my Mac and uploaded them to youtube.

 

I went to delete the files from my hard drive but OSX wouldn't let me because they were all in use by a process.

 

I checked which process was using one of the video files and lsof reported that it was Spotify.

When I closed Spotify I was able to delete the 12 video files.

 

My question is: Why is spotify using 12 video files at once?

Also: why is spotify accessing files that I've never opened with spotify?

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