Show me how to disable upload / p2p

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Show me how to disable upload / p2p

vigrond
Casual Listener

Hi, I pay Spotify $10/month (premium)

 

Please tell me how to disable upload / p2p stuff that makes me lag every 5 minutes.  Can't enjoy playing games while listening to music.

 

I have AT&T U-verse with a crappy 1.5mpbs upload.  I also heard that AT&T throttles you if you use p2p.

 

So I need to disable this feature of spotify, I only want to stream music, not upload anything or use p2p networks.

 

I have tried offline mode, and it doesn't work.

 

If this is not possible, I will cancel my subscription.

 

Thanks

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Peter__
Community Legend

Offline mode should work (File > Offline Mode), unfortunately there is no way to simply stop the p2p in the desktop client online. 

The web player doesn't use p2p if that works better for you? 

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vigrond
Casual Listener

I would rather not use the web player as the browser hogs resources.

 

So if offline mode doesn't stop p2p, then it's not really offline mode?

user-removed
Not applicable

Mobile apps doesn't use P2P. And these music systems with Connect.

Peter__
Community Legend

Offline mode should kill all connections, are you still seeing network activity coming from Spotify?

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vigrond
Casual Listener

Yes.

 

Well I found how how to block the p2p network.  That is sad that I have to resort to using a firewall and port blocking, as a premium subscriber.  But that's business for you I guess

 

I'll post the solution on my blog, just google my name + blog

rahvakunstnik
Music Fan

I blocked ANY upload with NetLimiter 3 PRO ( http://www.netlimiter.com/  - here is free trial )

But my question is: how DISABLE cache folder, this crap eat my laptop HDD! :@

 

Sorry, my english is bad.

Joe
Community Legend

You can reduce the cache size from spotify/preferences.

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