Suddenly I can't import mp3

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Suddenly I can't import mp3

LeRo2409
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Hey!
All of the sudden I can't import any mp3 in my spotify playlists no more.

When I try to drag and drop something into my playlist or local data nothing happens,

I think it doesn't even recognize the data as mp3 because there is not the little "+" icon while I move the mp3 over spotify.

It began a couple of days ago and I can't figure out why and didn't find any information on that online. 

Anybody got advice? because that sucks big time :D!

Greetz!

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Re: Suddenly I can't import mp3

pinkflink
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Alright

 

Go to Settings on spotify

 

Scroll down until you find Local Files. Activate it if its not already activated.  Make a new map on your desktop for saved .mp3/.mp4 files or whatever format you have that is supported on spotify.

 

Then above ur playlists there is a section called "Local Files" . Inside that list is all ur local files saved in that map you made for Local Files

 

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Re: Suddenly I can't import mp3

Creepify
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I found out how to get mp3 files onto Spotify without using the old version. 

First, you have to download the mp3 file you want to get into Spotify

Next, look into the local files button on the left of the screen, where it should be under a bar called "Your Music"

Then, you can add it to your playlist by using the three small dots, on the left of the song on Spotify, and click "Add to playlist" and add it to your playlist.

 

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Re: Suddenly I can't import mp3

adisib
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Which Spotify version are you currently using? You can find your version by going to the "Help" menu, and then clicking "About Spotify".

 

You can still import the music by going to the "Edit" menu and clicking "Preferences". Then look under local files and click "Add Source".

 

Users have reported this feature as missing on the latest Desktop version. Unfortunately, I don't have any information on if/when this feature can return. For now, let me know if doing it in the preferences menu works for you.

 

 

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Re: Suddenly I can't import mp3

Erkal
Regular

1.0.2.6 Here. Also cant play MP3's anymore. Spotify seems to just keep getting worse

Re: Suddenly I can't import mp3

adisib
Community Legend

Do you get an error message when you try to play the MP3 files? If so, what is it?

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Re: Suddenly I can't import mp3

Erkal
Regular

"....could not be opened. Spotify cannot open files in the “MP3 audio” format."

 

I get the above message when I Right-Click-Open With- Spotify because I cannot add MP3 files by dragging, it does nothing. Nor does it see the new MP3's in my Local folders, but it does, oddly, see the older ones and plays them too.

 

I also have an older version of Spotify in my other drive, which can open them without problem, but I just deleted that one in case it was confusing things. 

 

 

Re: Suddenly I can't import mp3

LeRo2409
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I got pretty much the same problem

I can't even select the mp3 files :(

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Re: Suddenly I can't import mp3

Sexp15tol
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Same here. Can't add mp3's of my own original music by dragging from desk top. Could last week though!

Re: Suddenly I can't import mp3

KatrinaAthena
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I am having the exact same issue and can't seem to find the way around it. I was able to drag and drop my own local files into Spotify just a few days ago now a little "no" / crossed out mp3 sign shows up when I hover the file over my playlist. Wth? Someone suggested I go to my local files playlist and add from there but that didn't work. I am beyond frustrated considering I pay for this app....all I want is to have all my music in one accessible place. Is there another app out there that can do this without every issue under the sun? 

Re: Suddenly I can't import mp3

123qwerty
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I am having the same problem.

Re: Suddenly I can't import mp3

xale
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Same here... I guess I have to find a new music program to use. :|

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