Random songs/albums that aren't saved to library/playlist won't play

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Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

Alienwaras
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I have cleared my hosts file before and did it again even hosts.bck and i think it's clean but issue still seems to exist hosts.png

Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

Rock Star 16
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Hey @Alienwaras

 

In this case I'd suggest reinstalling your Spotify client - follow these instructions. :)

 

Also, make sure Spotify is whitelisted in your antivirus app (some like Avast may filter traffic), and enabled in your Firewall.

 

Can you use the web player?

 

Let me know :)

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Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

Alienwaras
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If I reinstall clean spotify and absolutely don't touch anything works but the premium 320kbps is disabled. If I enable it, it breaks. Here is your issue, fix it somehow 

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Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

Rock Star 16
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@Alienwaras

 

So when you enable high quality streaming, you can't play songs again?

 

There are various reasons why this might be happening, you will need to try these steps out. :)

 

1. Try disabling hardware acceleration, you can find it in Spotify menu - View.

2. Ensure your antivirus does not interfere with Spotify.
3. You can try reinstalling again, but this time using the offline installer.

4. Make sure all Windows updates have been installed.
5. You mentioned hosts.bak file. It's likely made by either antimalware software, or malware itself. In first case, your antivirus may still add some lines in your hosts.  I'd also advise running a malware scan with Malwarebytes.

 

To avoid your hosts being edited, you need to make it read-only. Navigate to

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

right-click on hosts, select Properties, add a tick to read-only and click OK.

 

Also, does editing other audio settings within Spotify change anything (such as disabling Normalization)?

 

Keep me posted.

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Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

Alienwaras
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did all of that but i think spotify offline installer fixed it for now (sometimes it can break again and with reinstalling it might work again)

Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

mejasper
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I have the same problem. My discover weekly only showed 3 of the songs on the desktop application, probably caused by the same issue. I tried everything suggested. The only temporal fix is to reinstall the application. I tried the windows store version and the standalone application, both have the same problem. I don't think there's a difference in general, just wanted to mention it. I've changed the host file, don't have an antivirus, my firewall does not block Spotify, my windows and every driver are up-to-date. I've turned off high-quality streaming and hardware acceleration for now, not sure if that's gonna fix anything. Even if it does, its a bit ridiculous that I have to do without paid features to even use the application.

Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

sirarchimedes
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I will try these out soon

Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

jor3ka
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Reinstall the 2018 december update -  1.0.96.181.gf6bc1b6b. You can get it at filehorse.

And then make that you block spotify updating in hosts file.


# Block spotify updates

0.0.0.0 upgrade.scdn.co

 

The problem with songs not playing is in the latest spotify version.

 

Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

christinelee897
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Super helpful information. Would you know the code for Mac's terminal? 

Re: Spotify won't play a lot of songs

KMOX4
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Cant run notepad as admin

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