24-02-2012 07:22 AM
I have a samsung galaxy S2 and recently started using spotify. I set up the offline sync to the directory /mnt/sdcard/external_sd/media/spotify. After syncing up a few playlists, I can indeed listen to them offline using Spotify.
However, I would like to find these song files if possible or at least have the media scanner on Android find them so I can use a different player to listen to these songs from the offline playlists. Inside the SD drive, I can find the spotify folder with directories /android/data/com.spotify.mobile.android.ui/ and then /cache and /files. However exploring further, I cannot find any audio files.
Where are they hiding them? Thanks for your help on this difficult question.
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24-02-2012 09:48 AM
24-02-2012 07:30 PM
So even if I get a media player on my phone that can play ogg files, it still won't be able to detect the song files from spotify because theyre hidden? So there is basically no way to get these song files. This makes it kind of annoying because it means I have to switch between media players because spotify's local library usability is frankly **bleep**.
Is it possible to find the song files on my computer if I have those same playlists synced so they can be played offline on the computer? It'll be a hassle to transfer to my phone but at least ill have them.
Thanks, your the best lol.
25-02-2012 06:28 PM
20-06-2012 09:41 PM - edited 20-06-2012 09:44 PM
I have an almost identical question. I have a Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and I would like to use my SD card to store my offline music, however, in the current version of Spotify available from the Google Play Store, I see no "more" tab so that "more->settings" is nonsensical. Also pressing, also holding, the menu key on the device at the login screen has no effect. Finally I see no option now to clear offline files. Perhaps the tutorial snippet is in need of an update? Thanks for your help solving this issue.
20-06-2012 10:14 PM
20-06-2012 11:12 PM
Thanks for the amazingly quick response, kudos to whoever is on support watch this week :smileyvery-happy: Yes, the old doccumetaion needs to be refreshed.
21-06-2012 05:35 AM
I have a partially related question; I install custom ROMS pretty often and each time I lose my downloaded playlists. So I have a few questions:
21-06-2012 02:06 PM
AFAIK The playlists are "backed up" (saved) on your account. The data (the actual music files) are stored on your device (if you've downloaded them of course!) What you are seeing is that the link between your playlists and the actual files is lost. That happens regularly to me (and I'm not flashing differerent ROMs) - its a bug. In may case, when i "download" the playlist again, it re-establishes the link - without actually downloading the actual music files again.
24-06-2012 11:41 PM
That doesn't seem to be the case for me. Redownloading the playlist ends up eating up more and more space and takes quite a while rather than restoring the links.
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