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Solved!! Spotify free: Music stops on MAC

Edited: Thank you very much everyone for helping! Finally I managed to correct the error and the steps are those that DerpyNerd offered and highlighted as a solution. Hi! I have a MacBook Pro, and for a week now I have a problem with the desktop app....

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  • dtulman14
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[Mac] Troubleshooting Spotify

Having trouble with Spotify on your Desktop app? Here’s what to try first. Search the Community Someone might have asked your question on the Community before. So type your issue into the search box and have a look. Tip: Don't forget to check our Spo...

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[Mac] Spotify freezes (spinning ball)

After opening Spotify and moved 2/3 songs to a playlist, the whole app just freezes. version: 0.9.7.16.g4b197456 (crash dump attached, though it doesn't actually crash) Here is the ouput when running it from the commandline: 11:45:09.816 I [kindling....

  • Newbie
  • After opening Spotify and moved 2/3 songs to a playlist, the whole app just freezes.   version: 0.9.7.16.g4b197456   (crash dump attached, though it doesn't actually crash) &...
  • Peter__
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Certain parts of tracks too quiet

In most songs the mix isn't correct as it is with the real thing. Certain solos/riffs/ parts are heard very distant in the background. Nothing is wrong with any speakers as this occurs on all platforms I use Spotify with. YouTube or direct mp3 files ...

  • Visitor
  • In most songs the mix isn't correct as it is with the real thing. Certain solos/riffs/ parts are heard very distant in the background. Nothing is wrong with any speakers as this occurs on all platfor...
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Solved!! Problem with subscribed playlist and next song

Hello, When i'm playing a song in a playlist i'm following (a spotify playlist for example), If i want to play the next song, Spotify always plays a song from a personal playlist and not from the followed playlist i'm currently listening. Does anyone...

  • Casual Listener
  •   Hello,   When i'm playing a song in a playlist i'm following (a spotify playlist for example), If i want to play the next song, Spotify always plays a song from a personal playlist ...
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Can't see cast of singers

I often listen to opera recordings, which typically include a number of singers in the cast. Maybe I'm missing something simple, but I can't figure out any way to identify all the singers in the cast. Sometimes the cast is shown on the cover of the a...

  • Casual Listener
  • I often listen to opera recordings, which typically include a number of singers in the cast.   Maybe I'm missing something simple, but I can't figure out any way to identify all the singers ...
  • Peter__
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Playlist artwork

Playlist artwork seems to be very inconsistent with local files for me. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not. For example, I have a 2 CD set that I ripped today. I ripped the songs from the first disc, put them in a folder, added the folder to iT...

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  • Playlist artwork seems to be very inconsistent with local files for me. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not. For example, I have a 2 CD set that I ripped today.    I ripped the son...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution How to export playlist text from Spotify to itunes ?

Hey ! I have a trouble that I can't resolve and I hope you can help. A year ago, I have imported all my playlist from itunes to spotify and it works great in Spotify. Don't need anymore to use iTunes on my mac. But now I have a problem with iTunes. M...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hey !    I have a trouble that I can't resolve and I hope you can help. A year ago, I have imported all my playlist from itunes to spotify and it works great in Spotify. Don't need an...
  • Peter__
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How many of the recommendations in Discovery section are in fact advertising?

Hi, I'm on a paid Spotify subscription for almost a year now. And every day - and I mean every single day - when I'm opening the desktop app, in the Discovery section, among other random recommendations, there is a message that one of my friends is l...

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  • Hi,   I'm on a paid Spotify subscription for almost a year now. And every day - and I mean every single day - when I'm opening the desktop app, in the Discovery section, among other random r...
  • Adam
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Solved!! Grey "offline" symbol on Mac

So, when I went to USA I made sure to click the "Available Offline" switch on 2 of my playlists but when one of them was finished it had a grey "offline" symbol on it instead of the regular green one. It still works offline however, first I thought t...

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  • Roadie
  • So, when I went to USA I made sure to click the "Available Offline" switch on 2 of my playlists but when one of them was finished it had a grey "offline" symbol on it instead of the regular green one...
  • GnagarN
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Solved!! Sync iphone to Mac Question

i've got all my music synced for offline availability on my iphone but not my mac. I don't want to redownload all of it again as there is about 7 gigs worth of music. Is there a way to get all the music off my iphone and onto spotify on my mac.

  • Casual Listener
  • i've got all my music synced for offline availability on my iphone but not my mac. I don't want to redownload all of it again as there is about 7 gigs worth of music. Is there a way to get all the mu...
  • Peter__
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Song glitches/skips

Hi all, I've been trying to listen to the Vampire Weekend album 'Modern Vampires of the Modern City'. For a few tracks (Obvious Bicycle, Hudson and Young Lion), the first 5 seconds of the song plays as normal. After that the audio jumps to another pa...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi all,   I've been trying to listen to the Vampire Weekend album 'Modern Vampires of the Modern City'. For a few tracks (Obvious Bicycle, Hudson and Young Lion), the first ...
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Spotify Year In Review help...

Hello! Not sure where to put this, but hopefully you guys can help. So I think the 2013 Spotify year in review thing is awesome and I would like to share my stats on Facebook. But when I generate my "card", it shows my username instead of my real nam...

  • Newbie
  • Hello! Not sure where to put this, but hopefully you guys can help.   So I think the 2013 Spotify year in review thing is awesome and I would like to share my stats on Facebook.   B...
  • Peter__
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Can play local files on macbook, but not on phone.

I recently got a new iPhone 5S and have got it set up and everything is working fine. However, I cannot play local files on the phone but they do play on my macbook. The songs played on my 4S fine, but since getting the new phone when trying to play ...

  • Visitor
  • I recently got a new iPhone 5S and have got it set up and everything is working fine. However, I cannot play local files on the phone but they do play on my macbook. The songs played on my 4S fine, b...
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1st track won't play (Mac)

Cannot get the first track of *most* albums to play. When selected, the speaker icon appears next to the track but no sound comes out and the track time at the bottom doesn't display anything. Usually the 2nd and remaining tracks will play but I rece...

  • Gig Goer
  • Cannot get the first track of *most* albums to play.  When selected, the speaker icon appears next to the track but no sound comes out and the track time at the bottom doesn't display anything. ...
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Disconnect other phones

I need one f the iPhones connected to my spotify account removed please help x

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  • I need one f the iPhones connected to my spotify account removed please help x
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Shared playlist

If I have a playlist that someone shared with me and they delete it from their account, will I still have it or will it disappear?

  • Newbie
  • If I have a playlist that someone shared with me and they delete it from their account, will I still have it or will it disappear?
  • Peter__
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Solved!! Feature request: Mac Desktop client does not support Magic Mouse/trackpad gestures

Hi, this is a feature request, I guess. Most mac apps allow you to swipe left on your trackpad or magic mouse to go back (or swipe right to go forward). Spotify doesn't do this. Version 0.9.6.72.ge329c074 on OSX 10.9 on a retina macbook pro. Also, I ...

  • Newbie
  • Hi,    this is a feature request, I guess.   Most mac apps allow you to swipe left on your trackpad or magic mouse to go back (or swipe right to go forward).    S...
  • Peter__
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Solved!! Trouble reinstalling Spotify on Mac OSX 10.5.8

I have an issue that I have not yet read about in any of these threads. I've had Spotify on my Mac OSX 10.5.8 for years. I am currently working on a school project for a class on Music in Social Media, which requires me to use the Discover feature an...

  • Casual Listener
  • I have an issue that I have not yet read about in any of these threads.  I've had Spotify on my Mac OSX 10.5.8 for years.  I am currently working on a school project for a class on Music in...
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Remaining seconds of the current song

When I use Spotify for OS X and play a song, i can click on the duration of the current song at the right bottom corner. Then it shows me the remaining minutes of the played song. This is the option I want to be showed permanently. But when I restart...

  • Visitor
  • When I use Spotify for OS X and play a song, i can click on the duration of the current song at the right bottom corner. Then it shows me the remaining minutes of the played song. This is the option ...
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Hiding activity: does not work

I would like to hide my activity on Spotify. Specifically, I do not want people to see what I'm listening to, even when they are not following me. I went to preferences and unchecked: "share my activity and what I listen to with my followers on Spoti...

  • Newbie
  • I would like to hide my activity on Spotify.  Specifically, I do not want people to see what I'm listening to, even when they are not following me.    I went to preferences and unc...
  • Peter__
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Activity feed not working

I am following many people on Spotify, but my Activity Feed has been blank for the past couple of weeks. Nothing is appearing. I also have Spotify downloaded at work, and when I use it at work my Activity Feed works fine. It is ony on my home Mac lap...

  • Newbie
  • I am following many people on Spotify, but my Activity Feed has been blank for the past couple of weeks. Nothing is appearing.    I also have Spotify downloaded at work, and when I use ...
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