Type in your question below and we'll check to see what answers we can find...
If you couldn't find any answers in the previous step then we need to post your question in the community and wait for someone to respond. You'll be notified when that happens.
Simply add some detail to your question and refine the title if needed, choose the relevant category, then post.
Before we can post your question we need you to quickly make an account (or sign in if you already have one).
Don't worry - it's quick and painless! Just click below, and once you're logged in we'll bring you right back here and post your question. We'll remember what you've already typed in so you won't have to do it again.
I installed Spotify yesterday and I can't play any local file in it.
I saw the problem and some 'solution' here on the forum, but nothing works for me.
I reinstalled. My quicktime player says its uptodate.
I checked the mixer thru the icon in my systray.
All the files play in all the other progs like iTunes, Winampt etc.
If I choose a file from Spotify it does play. But a soon as it is a local file it doesn't do anything.
I don't get an error or something. And it looks as if the song is playing, looking at the buttons at the bottom, and a speaker in green next to the name Local files at the left.
But I don't hear anything
I was wondering, should I have the option in Windows explorer like 'open with..' from Spotify? Cause it isn't there. Not in the menu and not in the other program's
Using windows 7 Ultimate and most recent version of Spotify. At least I assume, cause I downloaded it from het site here.
Solved! Go to Solution.
After reading a solution in one of the posts I installed Spotify again and it gave the solution for me.
The solution for me was installing a codec, advised in this post >> http://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Spotify-won-t-play-quot-local-files-quot-songs/td-p/...
(On page 1 at the bottom)
This is how I solved it from a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional:
1. Installed Quicktime (Didn't work for me)
2. Installed mp3 codec: http://www.free-codecs.com/mpeg_layer_3_codec_download.htm
(Didn't work for me)
3. Tried the un-checking/reuploading of the music @ Preferences/Local Files in Spotify
(Also tried to drag-and-drop to see what difference that would make)
(Didn't work for me)
4. Tried un-checking Enable hardware acceleration @ Preferences in Spotify
5. Installed 2 more codecs, namely the Vorbis ones:
It finally worked. Not sure which one did the trick or if you'd even need both. Feel free to add to the list if you find a compression/format not working for you.
I'm surprised there isn't a conclusive guide or anything like it coming directly from Spotify in the FAQ or something.