Important notice: Spotify send me an e-mail node-spotify.com is trademark infringement, so I had to remove it. Maybe I will move the documentation to my own webpacke. Also, as many might have noticed, I ceased development of node-spotify. If you are interested in taking over please contact me. For now I don't have the time and drive to continue to work on it.
node-spotify wraps the C library libspotify for usage with NodeJS.
A webpage for the project is here: http://www.node-spotify.com.
I'm working toward version 1.0.0 which is not meant to provide everything libspotify offers. But I intend to wrap all libspotify types and provide methods to access them where possible. Options and convenience features my lack, though.
- libspotify must be installed
- an appkey for libspotify, get it here. Choose binary, not C code.
- users of libspotify must have a Spotify premium account, this is required by Spotify.
- (Linux only) If you want audio the ALSA audio system, should be installed in most distributions 
 See building from source if you don't need/want platform-native audio (i.e. ALSA/OpenAL) in node-spotify.
Building from source
node-spotify is prebuilt with node-pre-gyp. If your NodeJS version or architecture is not available it will build automatically from source.
If you want to force a build from source you can run
npm install node-spotify --build-from-source. There's one special
option you can set when compiling node-spotify:
--native_audio=false will compile/link no ALSA/OpenAL audio code
(depending on your platform). Default is
true. This is both settable for node-gyp and npm.
node-spotify uses Nan to compile on different NodeJS versions. 0.10, 0.12, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x. should all work.
If you use OSX and have installed libspotify as a framework you need to edit the binding.gyp file. Remove "-lspotify" and
write instead as one link option:
"-framework OpenAL -framework libspotify". This is due to a bug in node-gyp
that will eliminate a duplicate "-framework" entry from the link settings. If you have installed libspotify via homebrew
you don't need this step.
- Base64 encoder from https://github.com/superwills/NibbleAndAHalf
- Sound playback is heavily based on https://developer.spotify.com/docs/libspotify/12.1.51/examples.html