Spotify is a music streaming service that provide a client which in turn supports Microsoft Glass windows, Mac OS A, Linux as well as cellular phones such as iOS, Android mobile phone, BlackBerry, Windows Portable, Windows Phone, S60 (Symbian), webOS plus much more. The service is merely available in a number of countries for currently, such as US, UK, Spain, Sweden and more – investigate Spotify website have a look at.
The (standard) native Spotify Linux buyer got support totally free accounts recently. This is one way to install the idea on Ubuntu along with fix some bugs including not having the capacity to play local tunes in Ubuntu 11. 10 Oneiric Ocelot.
You should be aware that Spotify for Linux is often a preview release and is also currently unsupported therefore you may encounter troubles!
Install the ancient Linux Spotify buyer under Ubuntu
1. Add the Spotify repository (are going to be used to deploy Spotify and stay up-to-date with the most up-to-date Spotify versions).
Launch Software Sources with all the following command:
gksu –desktop /usr/share/applications/software-properties-gtk.desktop /usr/bin/software-properties-gtk
2. Under Software Sources, switch to the “Other Software” tab, click “Add” and paste the following line:
deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free
As soon as you do this, two repository lines are in reality added and the next one (regarding source code) will display one when running “sudo apt-get update”, thus remove this series:
http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free (Source Code)
from the same “Other Software” tab in Software Sources. Once you’re done, close the Software Sources window.
3. Import the Spotify repository key and install Spotify for Linux:
sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 4E9CFF4E
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install spotify-client-qt
Spotify fixes for Ubuntu
Spotify has been installed, but if you are using Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot (or newer), you can’t play local music, or at least some file types don’t work and you’ll get a sound decoder error:
“There is a problem with the sound decoder. Spotify can’t play music”
This may even occur for some Spotify tracks.
To fix this, you need to install libavutil50, libavcodec52 and libavformat52 from the Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal repository. To make it easier (thanks to yugnip!), you can get all 3 from here:
Download the .debs above in a new folder, then use the terminal to navigate to it (“cd /path/to/folder”) and run:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Another problem is that Spotify for Linux doesn’t show any artwork in the Ubuntu Sound Menu, at least in Ubuntu 11.10. To fix this, use the command below:
mkdir -p ~/.cache/indicators/sound/album-art-cache
Unfortunately I didn’t found a fix for the out of place “Upgrade” button.