Some songs can't be played when I synced them

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Some songs can't be played when I synced them

JonNgog
Gig Goer
I use the iPad version of Spotify.

Basically, the problem is:

I am trying to sync the songs of Oasis, as none of their music is in Spotify.
I synced all of my local files,
And nearly all of them play perfectly on my iPad.
Except for a few songs, when I try to play them, it plays a 'piano' version of the song, or a 'live' version, that already exists on Spotify... which ruins the playback of their material.

I had this problem with a few artists that I tried to sync as well: (Badfinger, Left Banke) - is there anyway to stop this happening so I can hear the local file that I am syncing, rather than these other versions of the songs?

Hope I was clear in describing the issue.
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Re: Some songs can't be played when I synced them

Sandweech
Roadie

Check the format of the files that are not playing. Are they .mp3 or something else?

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Re: Some songs can't be played when I synced them

JonNgog
Gig Goer
The formats of all the songs is the same... I pulled them from the same CD.

Re: Some songs can't be played when I synced them

Sandweech
Roadie

This is just an idea but have you tried renaming the songs? Also, what country are you in?

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Re: Some songs can't be played when I synced them

JonNgog
Gig Goer
I'm in the UK. I could rename the songs, but this would mess up my last.fm scrobbling. I'm sure there is another way to fix this.

Re: Some songs can't be played when I synced them

Sandweech
Roadie

What if you made duplicates of the songs, with one copy renamed something slightly different?

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Re: Some songs can't be played when I synced them

JonNgog
Gig Goer

Nope, that doesn't do anything.

Re: Some songs can't be played when I synced them

Sandweech
Roadie

What happens if you try and listen to the songs while in 'Offline Mode'?

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Re: Some songs can't be played when I synced them

Peter__
Community Legend

You need to unlink the tracks from the Spotify catalogue. 

 

In the desktop client go to Local Files > Select the tracks > Unlink Track and then resync your device. ;) 

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