Guide: How to see a bitrate in Spotify?

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Guide: How to see a bitrate in Spotify?

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For those who want to see a bitrate, use this console trick on Windows, run spotify.exe with the -console command option.

 

Add this line to Windows Run option.

 

"c:\Program Files (x86)\Spotify\spotify.exe" -console

OR

"c:\Program Files\Spotify\spotify.exe" -console

 

OR

 

"c:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe" -console

 

PLEASE REMOVE A SPOTIFY CACHE BEFORE YOU CHECK A BITRATE!

 

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Depending on where you have Spotify installed. Click OK.

 

A small console window will appear where the bitrate messages will be logged. Now just download tracks to Offline in playlist and you can see right away a bitrate.

 

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You see then view as above.

 

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Then just sync track(s) you like to see a bitrate as above.

 

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Now, as above, you can see a bitrate 320 or 160 kbps.

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Re: Guide: How to see a bitrate in Spotify?

licenced
Community Legend
Good one.

It would be nice if you could credit your tips to the originators though - pleasant internet etiquette n'all.
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Re: Guide: How to see a bitrate in Spotify?

Liam
Community Legend

Also, just type: "%appdata%\Spotify\spotify.exe" -console into run ;)

 

EDIT: Doesn't work for me on latest version. The box just disappeared on open :(

 

EDIT2: Ah, I have to close spotify first ;)

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Re: Guide: How to see a bitrate in Spotify?

user-removed
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Yes, you need close Spotify before you can open console.

Re: Guide: How to see a bitrate in Spotify?

juanbretti
Music Fan

Could it be that only shows me the bitrate for the first song I play?

I'm using this version: http://ge.tt/2jDY5Cf?c

(Sorry I don't find how to insert a picture)

 The console window shows when I skip tracks, it only shows the latency.

 

Oh, by the way... 

In Windows 8, this will work:

 

"%APPDATA%\Spotify\spotify.exe" -console

 

 

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Re: Guide: How to see a bitrate in Spotify?

Laamapalmu
Newbie

Hello

 

Sorry for keeping the old thread going. I tried this with Windows 10, I killed spotify before trying this but it just opens spotify and I can't see console window.

 

Cheers!

Re: Guide: How to see a bitrate in Spotify?

Dudebaker
Newbie

I can confirm this.

Has to be fixed so we know for what we pay for...

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