My Question or Issue
So recently Spotify added a "?si=" parameter to song when you copy the url. This apparently gives the url a unique stamp in where it was copied and by who. This is seemingly due to new EU regulations.
However it's caused a problem for me.
Now I'm sure most of you know about Spotify's lacking shuffle feature, in that is doesn't really shuffle that well.
So like most other I have been copying my playlists and putting them into a randomizer before pasting them back into my playlist to get some sense of a shuffle every now and then, mainly since it seems weird that I hear the same 3-4 in every 30-45 minute session out of a playlist of 900+ songs.
Mind you I'm using the desktop app for this and copy by pressing ctrl+A in a list, then ctrl+C and then ctrl+V once I have finished randomizing it.
Before this worked like a charm. Now due to this parameter I can't paste songs back into my playlist anymore.
For example I can paste the following just fine into a playlist.
But the original that I got out of Spotify when copying the URL does not work.
Now onto my problem. When I tried pasting all the songs back into my playlist I deleted the current songs.
Then I found out I could not paste the songs.
The playlist was still there so I can't restore it and I now have a notepad document with the links of well over 900 songs.
Instead of manually sorting through them and deleting each parameter with and after "?si=" I figured I'd check here first to see if anyone has faced a similar issue and maybe knows a simpler solution.
Would also love for Spotify staff to pick this up and maybe have a look at why you can't paste things back into a playlist anymore.
Thanks for any help you all can offer. :)