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Music Lover
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-05-2012

Spotify won't play some songs

Hi I am using Windows 7 64 bit iTunes will play a certain song, but Spotify won't. This is a song file which is compatible with Spotify and it doesn't have DRM on it. Please help. Its acutually not this only song. I keep finding more that it can't play, but these files aboslutely do not have DRM on them. When I press play, nothing happens.


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Music Fan
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-05-2012

Re: Spotify won't play some songs

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Ditto here.  Win7 64bit.  This Windows app is not ready for prime time.

 

I have a macbook on the same network, and spotify for mac works flawlessly and plays everything perfectly, local or 'net.

 

The Windows app just stares back at me when I click play >.   The play > button does change to a pause || button, but nothing else happens. The scrubber stays at 0:00. This happens on local files as well as network (Spotify) music.

 

I have premium, but this app is definatley NOT premium.

 

Talent Scout
Posts: 274
Registered: ‎15-02-2012

Re: Spotify won't play some songs

Perhaps look at this thread: here.

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First was the record, then the cassette, the CD, then came along Spotify... that really did change everything!
Music Lover
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-05-2012

Re: Spotify won't play some songs

It worked! Thank you!!! ^_^

Concert Regular
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎17-05-2012

Re: Spotify won't play some songs

Unfortunately did not resolve the problem for me.

Music Lover
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎20-08-2012

Re: Spotify won't play some songs

Check to see if there is a musical note icon next to the song on the right hand side. If there is, the file is pointing to a local file on your hard drive and is not properly linked.  Two things you can do - right click on the song and select 'unlink' which then unlinks the song from your computer stored file - or go to 'local files' on the left hand menu - select all files, and delete.  Once you follow these steps, all songs should play.

Music Fan
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎13-10-2012

Re: Spotify won't play some songs

THANKYOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! this worked perfectly when nothing else did!!!! i am SO GRATEFUL!!!!!

Music Fan
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎20-03-2013

Re: Spotify won't play some songs

This helped me too -- finally!  Thank you.

Music Fan
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-06-2013

Re: Spotify won't play some songs

Thanks a lot Kuhooe! I was facing the same issues as detailed in this thread, and unlinking the tracks worked perfectly. :)

 

This thread should be sticky imo.

Music Fan
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: Spotify won't play some songs

PERFECT!!!!!!!!

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