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Switching songs does not work using spotify connect

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Switching songs does not work using spotify connect

KlausP
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Plan

Premium (family account)

Country

Germany

 Device

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 running spotify App

connected to Raspberry Pi 3B+ running Volumio with Spotify connect

 

My Question or Issue

Hi,

for hearing music I use a streaming client (volumio). This streaming client has spotify connect installed. 

For selecting the music I want to hear I use a Android tablet, I select a song and I use the option to play this song on another device (Spotify connect). This worked perfectly for months.

But since a few days it is not possible any more to swith from a playing song to another song on an other playlist. When I try this it stcks for a moment and then it play the same song. When I want to hear another song I now have to disconnect and play the music on the tablet, then I can switch e.g. to another playlist and then I can connect the streaming client again.

I have checked/resetted/reinstalled nearly everthing within my LAN but the problem still exists - do you have an idea?

 

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Re: Switching songs does not work using spotify connect

KlausP
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I found a workaround now.

In Volumio I used the plugin 'Volumio Spotify Connect2' - I've replaced this plugin by the older version 'Volumio Spotify Connect ver1.7.6'. With this the problem with the switching between songs seems to be solved, but I don't know if this solution has other disadvantages?!

 

The Steps to replace the plugin are:

1. Deinstall 'Volumio Spotify Connect2'

2. Activate ssh if it is not already active. Goto to the volumio Web-UI and add '/DEV' to the URL. For me the URL for the volumio Web-UI looks like

           http://<IP of volumio>/playback

I replace '/playback' by '/DEV' and then I'am able to activate/deactive ssh.

3. Open a terminal in volumio. I use PUTTY for that. Login with UserId volumio, Password volumio.

4. Deinstall of the plugin 'Volumio Spotify Connect2' didnt work properly for me, so I navigated to directory /data/plugins/music_service. It still contained a directory 'volspotconnect2' - I have deleted it.

5. Next I installed 'the old plugin' volspotconnect following the description found under https://github.com/balbuze/volumio-plugins/blob/master/plugins/music_service/volspotconnect/readme.m...

(here you can skip step '1. Enable SSH and connect to Volumio' and start with step '2. Download and install the plugin'

6. Go again to Web-Ui, Plugins Management and maintain the settings for the plugin 'Volumio Spotify Connect ver1.7.6'.

7. Reboot Volumio

 

 

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Re: Switching songs does not work using spotify connect

maudio
Newbie

Plan

Premium

Country

Netherlands

 Device

Samsung J3 with Spotify

Laptop W7 running Spotify

 Connected to Raspberry Pi 3B+ running Volumio with Spotify connect2

 

Problem:

Very similair issue here. My setup has worked flawlessly for months. Since a day or two I have these problems.

 

Symptoms:

- when I play music on the phone's speaker and change the output device to my volumio box, it used to just continu playing on volumio. Now since a day or two it starts playing the song from the beginning again after the connection to volumio was made

- When I start to play a song through my volumio device the song plays fine. When its finsihed the next song starts playing etc. However I can not select another song anymore. When I do so, the current song starts again from the beginning, regardless of which song I choose. I can stop the song, close spotify, reopen it, same issue.

 - Playing music on the phone's speaker works fine

 

So far i tried:

- using spotify on my laptop instead of my phone> no change, so likely not an issue with the spotify app

- updating volumio to the latest version> no change

- complete fresh volumio installation (using the same version that worked perfect for months)> no change, so not an issue with my volumio installation

- restore from a backup disc image from volumio that is know to work (in the past)> no change

 

Since my volumio has not been updated or changed in any way, it must be somehow related to a recent spotify update in my opinion. As only playback through volumio is affected, it seems something has changed in the way spotify talks to external devices.

 

Any help greatly appreciated!

 

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Re: Switching songs does not work using spotify connect

KlausP
Casual Listener

I found a workaround now.

In Volumio I used the plugin 'Volumio Spotify Connect2' - I've replaced this plugin by the older version 'Volumio Spotify Connect ver1.7.6'. With this the problem with the switching between songs seems to be solved, but I don't know if this solution has other disadvantages?!

 

The Steps to replace the plugin are:

1. Deinstall 'Volumio Spotify Connect2'

2. Activate ssh if it is not already active. Goto to the volumio Web-UI and add '/DEV' to the URL. For me the URL for the volumio Web-UI looks like

           http://<IP of volumio>/playback

I replace '/playback' by '/DEV' and then I'am able to activate/deactive ssh.

3. Open a terminal in volumio. I use PUTTY for that. Login with UserId volumio, Password volumio.

4. Deinstall of the plugin 'Volumio Spotify Connect2' didnt work properly for me, so I navigated to directory /data/plugins/music_service. It still contained a directory 'volspotconnect2' - I have deleted it.

5. Next I installed 'the old plugin' volspotconnect following the description found under https://github.com/balbuze/volumio-plugins/blob/master/plugins/music_service/volspotconnect/readme.m...

(here you can skip step '1. Enable SSH and connect to Volumio' and start with step '2. Download and install the plugin'

6. Go again to Web-Ui, Plugins Management and maintain the settings for the plugin 'Volumio Spotify Connect ver1.7.6'.

7. Reboot Volumio

 

 

Re: Switching songs does not work using spotify connect

TheDwarf
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Thank you sir so it works perfectly!

Re: Switching songs does not work using spotify connect

kleinekonserve
Newbie

Thanks. Worked after I changed :

cd ./volspotconnect2

to:

cd ./volspotconnect

 

because Terminal said: no such directory

 

After that I could finish installation.

Kind regards KK

 

 

Re: Switching songs does not work using spotify connect

TheDwarf
Casual Listener
Yes, so perfect!
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