Local files displayed as synced, won't play

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Local files displayed as synced, won't play

diversario
Gig Goer

I have local files in my desktop Spotify. Every time I restore/change my phone I have to do a bunch of things to get them transferred to my iOS Spotify.

 

This particular time, Local files show as "Pending" in the desktop app, no activity is going on. In the iOS app, Local Files playist has no green arrow but all the files inside do have a green arrow next to them. If I try to play any track - Spotify pops up the Track view with "--" for time and no scrubber and nothing happens.

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Re: Local files displayed as synced, won't play

SuperWisdom
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Hi,

 

Are these local files DRM-protected? If they are Spotify won't play them.

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Re: Local files displayed as synced, won't play

diversario
Gig Goer
No, regular mp3. I can get them on my ios spotify but after some delete/resync/reinstall stuff.
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diversario
Gig Goer
My setup is: iPhone 6, iOS 8, OS X 10.8. Nothing is jailbroken/pirated/whatever. Mp3s are not protected.
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Peter__
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If you add those local files to another playlist in Spotify, does that playlist offline sync on your iPhone? 

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ninaburdon
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Having the exact same issue, and have same set up as above, having just upgraded to iphone 6.

 

Any suggestions greatly appreciated, i'm still having to use my old iphone 5 without a sim in it to play local music i'd previously synced! 

 

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diversario
Gig Goer

If I add a local file to a new playlist and sync it t shows on desktop and on the phone as synced (with a green arrow) but it won't play just like before.

If it makes any difference on desktop I select "Manually choose playlists to sync".

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ninaburdon
Newbie

Yep, this is exactly my issue also. As per your screenshots above.

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Peter__
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Strange, what format is the local file? 

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ninaburdon
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Mine are in mp3 format (of varying bitrate between 128 - 320 kbps)

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