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Important: App review and quota extension waiting times

The Spotify for developers platform helps many bring their ideas to life. Whether it's a short term app helping an artist’s release or something more long term - there is always a chance of success. Things start to grow and then you might also need w...

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How to get trackid

Hi all,I'm a data analyst with no real API experience who is trying to use my own Spotify data to carry out some analysis in Python. I've downloaded my data but what I really want is the Audio Features for my history (API for Audio Features). To do t...

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  • Hi all, I'm a data analyst with no real API experience who is trying to use my own Spotify data to carry out some analysis in Python. I've downloaded my data but what I really want is the Audio Fe...
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Finding / making a playlist with a specified number of songs

My Question or Issue Howdy, I am currently working on a school project to generate a playlist that is based on the length of a road trip. I have successfully generated playlists for all categories but this. Is there any way to extract only a set amou...

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  • My Question or Issue   Howdy,   I am currently working on a school project to generate a playlist that is based on the length of a road trip.  I have successfully generated playlis...
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Solved!! is it possible to know how many times atrack has been played by an user??

HelloI'm reading the API documentation and the HTTP response of my calls and I haven't been able to answer this question by myself, so I was wondering if it is even possible to know how many times a SINGLE track has been played by a SINGLE user?? tha...

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  • Hello I'm reading the API documentation and the HTTP response of my calls and I haven't been able to answer this question by myself, so I was wondering if it is even possible to know how many times ...
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Web Playback SDK in future / official Linux Client

HiWe are looking for a sustainable solution to integrate Spotify in our media center. For this we need a Linux client. Unfortunately I haven't found it until today. The player now works fine via the Web Playback SDK. But the SDK is still beta and the...

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  • Hi We are looking for a sustainable solution to integrate Spotify in our media center. For this we need a Linux client. Unfortunately I haven't found it until today. The player now works fine via th...
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Spotify DJ?

As the subject ask is it possible to use Spotify as a DJ, since you can buy Spotify for commercial use (company). This is more for personal use as well, since some songs have long intro or outro. You are able today to make the end of the song fade, s...

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  • As the subject ask is it possible to use Spotify as a DJ, since you can buy Spotify for commercial use (company).   This is more for personal use as well, since some songs have long intro or o...
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Saving user data from the Spotify API

Hello, I'm currently toying around with the Spotify api to create a mobile app that "matches" people based on their top artists, tracks, and genres.For this, I need to save the user data (top 50 tracks and artists, from the Personalization API) and f...

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  •   Hello,   I'm currently toying around with the Spotify api to create a mobile app that "matches" people based on their top artists, tracks, and genres. For this, I need to save the use...
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Spotify WEB API from iOS App Can't Authenticate

Hey guys, I'm trying to build an iOS application which makes use of the Spotify WEB API for a school project. Basically I want to be able to authenticate through Spotify in the app and then be able to search and play songs on a phone with Spotify ins...

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  • Hey guys, I'm trying to build an iOS application which makes use of the Spotify WEB API for a school project.  Basically I want to be able to authenticate through Spotify in the app and then be ...
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Request for using the spotify web api for a commercial app

how and where do i make a request to get permission to use the Spotify web api? Thank you very much

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  •   how and where do i make a request to get permission to use the Spotify web api? Thank you very much
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What legally counts as synchronization of music?

As the Developer Terms of Service state, an app utilizing Spotify Services / Content may not synchronize music to "visual media", such as videos and slideshows. So obviously, things like adding a soundtrack to a movie are out of the question. What I ...

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  • As the Developer Terms of Service state, an app utilizing Spotify Services / Content may not synchronize music to "visual media", such as videos and slideshows. So obviously, things like adding a sou...
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Spotify: please expose the essential parts of a song's waveform

Spotify: please expose more of a track's waveform than the first 30 sec. There is a research community that wants to develop more powerful song-waveofmr analytics than exists today. For example, see Bill Protzmann'spost 3 weeks ago on Emotion Data. T...

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  • Spotify: please expose more of a track's waveform than the first 30 sec.  There is a research community that wants to develop more powerful song-waveofmr analytics than exists today.  Fo...
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Cannot control librespot with the API

PlanPremiumCountryGermany Devicelibrespot, WebPlayerOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueCurrently I am working with this https://github.com/librespot-org/librespot-java software. I created a setup and it works fine.I can start the playback...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany   Device librespot, WebPlayer Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Currently I am working with this https://github.com/librespot-org/li...
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Audio analysis very high short-time Fourier transform frame rate

PlanPremiumCountryIndia DeviceDellOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI started using the audio analysis API to find the chorus in track. However, the number of short-time Fourier analysis windows are very high to be processed in my progra...

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  • Plan Premium Country India   Device Dell Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I started using the audio analysis API to find the chorus in track. However, the numbe...
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Solved!! How to request several scopes for a token to Spotify API

I need to "authorize" the bearer token to delete some tracks from a list (from my personal Spotify account) I'm following this flow I first make a POST request to https://accounts.spotify.com/api/token using `"Authorization: Basic ZjM4ZjAw...WY0MzE="...

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  • I need to "authorize" the bearer token to delete some tracks from a list (from my personal Spotify account) I'm following this flow I first make a POST request to https://accounts.spotify.com/api/tok...
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API: What defines a valid Spotify ID?

I want to verify user input before executing the request and receiving a Bad Request Error. I know it has to be base-62, so [a-zA-Z0-9], but what other restrictions are there? I've noticed that it seems to expect the ID to be 22 characters long. Woul...

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  • I want to verify user input before executing the request and receiving a Bad Request Error. I know it has to be base-62, so [a-zA-Z0-9], but what other restrictions are there? I've noticed that it se...
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Access audio track independently from iFrames?

Hi there, Is it possible to access the audio tracks independently from an iFrame? We would like to stream Spotify music with WebRTC, which is not possible using iFrames. Many thanks!

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  • Hi there,   Is it possible to access the audio tracks independently from an iFrame? We would like to stream Spotify music with WebRTC, which is not possible using iFrames.   Many thanks!
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How Much is Possible Currently? (Features)

I am new to this, but assume it would be feasible to support all (or most?) of the following features on an app (iOS & Android) for Spotify users on free accounts. Please provide some true and false feedback for each assumption. An app can:Select a p...

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  • I am new to this, but assume it would be feasible to support all (or most?) of the following features on an app (iOS & Android) for Spotify users on free accounts. Please provide some true and fa...
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Get user id for current user

I'm using the ios-sdk. I'm connected and can control the player API, but I'd like to retrieve some data from the REST API. How do I get the current user's spotify id for the queries? TIA

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  • I'm using the ios-sdk. I'm connected and can control the player API, but I'd like to retrieve some data from the REST API. How do I get the current user's spotify id for the queries?   TIA &n...
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Solved!! Embed code not working in Worpress widgets

PlanFreeCountryCosta Rica but it is affecting worldwideDeviceAllOperating SystemWindows, Android to the extent I could check My Question or IssueTrying to embed my playlist in a widget on wordpresshttps://open.spotify.com/user/nb9zbd3num3x193bey7azzi...

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  • Plan Free Country Costa Rica but it is affecting worldwide Device All Operating System Windows, Android to the extent I could check   My Question or Issue Trying to embed my playl...
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Api limit concern

Hi, I'm currently developing an app which in home it displays all the artist that I follow and for each of them I display their latest track. The problem is that to do this I need to invoke http://api.spotify.com/v1/me/following?type=artist until I r...

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  • Hi, I'm currently developing an app which in home it displays all the artist that I follow and for each of them I display their latest track.  The problem is that to do this I need to invoke&nb...
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