Windows 10 Pro
My Question or Issue
I am unable to play any songs via the desktop application for Spotify. Selecting some songs result in them instantly being skipped for the next song in the queue repeatedly. Some songs will simply clear the queue. Some songs will cause an generic error "Spotify can't play this song right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it."
This issue started when I built a new PC.
I followed https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Spotify-Skipping-every-song-not-playing-for-more-th...
I have tried...
If anyone has any other ideas, I'd love to hear them. I can't help but imagine it's Microsofts fault with their recent string of horrrid updates.
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WELP IT'S FIXED
After much frustration, the issue seemed to be an incompatibility with my USB Headset or its drivers.
I found a workaround, which is to install vb-audio (a desktop audio mixing tool) and pipe spotify audio through it, and the out to my headset. Make sure to maximize the audio quality of the vb-audio driver in windows sound device manager.
Spotify, maybe look into why HyperX Virtual Generic Driver doesn't work? It's entirely possible this is on HyperX though...