Same problem for me too. Im on Windows 8.1, have been a Premium subscriber for years and this is the first time I've hit this particular issue.
Spotify will load up if I'm quick enough to change it to offline mode but will immediately crash when it attempts to do anything that involves the net once I switch back to Online mode
I have uninstalled/reinstalled but no joy. The web player works fine as does the mobile client - just the desktop. Has been an issue for a fortnight or so. I'm 99% certain it was working after I recently updated to Windows 8.1.
Thank you, but I have no idea what you just said, nor did I understand anything when I used that link or whatever it was.. (noob..) Computers as u can see is not my strongsuit, haha. Still though, tnx.
And @greg is working really hard to help me.. but sh*t looks dark..
I've received word this evening a new version of the client is starting to roll out, so I am hoping that will solve a number of these issues, so hit the restart to upgrade banner as soon as it makes it to you! Until then, you will need to launch Spotify with those flags each time ;)
With Spotify v0.9.4.x the underlying framework of Spotify was updated which includes GPU acceleration for the first time. This change however has seemed to cause some issues on web-view rendered pages for a small number of users, most likely related to driver incompatibility or other software issues I would guess.
@Hege321 - If you are using Windows Vista or 7, if you click on the Start button, then type "run" and hit enter, you should get a little run dialogue. Make sure Spotify is not already running. Copy and pasting what I had above into that box and hitting okay should launch Spotify with those extra flags.
Using windows 7, yes. Thank you very much for your help, but unfortunately the stupid program still shuts down.. Getting frustrating.. And Greg also deleted/removed my playlists to see if that was the problem (said he could put them back though) so now I don't even care using the webplayer, cause I ain't got no playlists.. haha. Kinda sad and funny at the same time. But really though.. it sucks.. I really hope they can fix this soon.. cause I'm paying for this bs (that I secretly still love at the moment..) and I REALLY want it back.. Sure they're trying to find the problem though. Thanks again, doll :)
Just kind of a band-aid solution to a problem from Spotify programmers. Or am I wrong. Is there a way to pemanantly alter the perameters that the exe file operates i.e. the ones in your solution? It works but is not a working solution since it requires executing through the run prompt.
Or in other words, is there something as a paid customer that I need to do to make up for shortcomings in the compatibility of Spotify to my Windows 7 OS?
No, the 'cut and paste commend" of the below into the Start /Run area of Windows does not make any difference. Guess I'll just have to suck it up that I pay my premium instalment of $11.99 a month and Spotify only works properly on my mobile devices, eating up my mobile data plans - I'd much prefer to be using it on wifi (not always possible) or on my PC (unlimited data).