18-07-2012 01:44 PM - last edited a week ago
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19-07-2013 08:06 AM
If your local files aren't playing (local files are marked with a music note icon), try the following troubleshooting steps:
-- Click Local Files on the left side of Spotify and delete all tracks. Then reimport them again from Preferences.
-- Update/install QuickTime from here.
-- Make sure the file isn't DRM-protected. Here’s how. If the track was bought from iTunes, open iTunes and check for "Protected AAC" in the "type" column.
-- A clean reinstallation.
-- Update your codec pack here [external download].
19-07-2013 08:12 AM
If you’re getting error messages in the 100s, tracks stopping, or tracks not starting, try the following:
-- Check your connection is strong, unrestricted and able to stream from other places, e.g. Netflix, Hulu.
-- Check your firewall settings.
-- Check @SpotifyStatus for service updates.
-- Perform a clean reinstallation.
If the problem persists, create a new thread listing the steps you've tried so far. Feel free to use play.spotify.com to keep the music going in the meantime.
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