13-03-2014 02:41 PM - edited 13-03-2014 02:42 PM
Updated Spotify desktop client yesterday (about says v0.9.8.258) and the 'Library' option has dissappeared and been replaced by a rather useless and blank looking Your Music > Songs / Albums / Artists. Also I cannot star anything, a plus seems to have replaced the star. The Library was my goto screen on spotify as it contained all my local files and playlists....Spotify has rendered itself rather useless for me in 1 update, unless I go and manually create a library playlist which I would then have to manually update each time I added new music.
Please advise how to get the library back or a suitable workaround which provides the same functionality. Also, why the hell were users not notified of this big change?
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13-03-2014 02:51 PM
13-03-2014 03:25 PM - edited 13-03-2014 03:27 PM
To be honest if Spotify automatically organised my library into the new "Your Music" sections I would be happy. As it stands though I would have to click the "+" button next to each track I have stored Locally and in Playlists. I tried selecting multiple items and then clicking the "+" button but this did not work :/
Plus their is no "+" for local files. I'm seriously considering ditching paying for spotify over this, especially as their free offer is now more attractive.
13-03-2014 03:26 PM
13-03-2014 03:42 PM
13-03-2014 06:08 PM
My workaround, I've made a master Library playlist folder, and have moved all of my other folders and playlists into it. Actually, it cleans up my playlist area nicely, and newly created playlists stay out until I'm ready to organize them.
To be honest, I don't find the "Your Music" section nearly as flexible as the tried-and-true existing Playlists methed, but to each his own. Until Genre or Tag support is introduced, I don't have much time for Your Music.
I just received the 0.9.8.258 update this morning, no visible changes, likely bug fixes, I'll withold judgement until I've had a chance to play with it. They may have fixed the CPU problem that's been happening when the Activity Feed is offline.
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14-03-2014 08:04 AM - edited 14-03-2014 08:24 AM
Hey guys, great to hear from existing Library users. Your Music is hot from the oven, and it's to get feedback like this that we have the community forums. I'll make sure that we'll talk about this thread at the next planning meeting.
In the mean time, as has already been alluded to in the thread, a dirty workaround is to keep all your playlists in a folder and click the folder to list all tracks in the playlists of the folder.
14-03-2014 12:03 PM
There is also another feedback topic about starred being missing @mpj :
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