My Question or Issue
I've been an avid spotify user going on 5 years now and for the past couple months I have been having to deal with crippling issues on the Windows 7 client which is going to inevitably make me have to switch music streaming platforms. Even though I would hate to lose some of my playlists (one of which has over 500 songs) I am getting to the point where I am starting to look for ways to migrate those playlists since the Windows 7 client is becoming unusable.
The issue is that a large amount of tracks on Spotify just will not play when I press play. I get empty album art and nothing happens. I have been able to solve this problem by uninstalling Spotify, restarting my computer, and reinstalling Spotify. BUT the issue will come back as quickly as a couple of hours and I'm back to not even being able to play these tracks. I am not talking about grayed-out tracks. The tracks I'm talking about are available on Spotify, but whatever bug in the client just will not allow me to play them.
I have attached a screenshot of the issue which is currently happening right now, but this problem effects a large amount of tracks that I attempt to play on Spotify. And it's making it impossible to use Spotify to discover new music as I used to.
I would hate to switch platforms but if I can't get this issue solved I will unfortunately have to since this issue has been going on for several months and I have had to reinstall Spotify numerous times only for nothing to be fixed.
I would appreciate any help solving this issue.