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Spotify: tizonia stalls when trying to open a playlist #490
When I try to play a playlist from spotify tizonia stalls after connecting to spotify
Steps to Reproduce
tizonia should start playing the playlist
tizonia stalls after the following steps:
[Spotify] [Connecting] : 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
Reproduces how often:
Installation Method Used
Everything worked until a few days ago.
Hi!, thanks for taking the time to report this issue.
Unfortunately, it looks like a problem that comes from Spotify itself. Tizonia relies on the deprecated 'libspotify', which Spotify stopped maintaining back in 2015.
Unfortunately, there is not an easy replacement right now. I will keep my eyes open for an alternative. Or perhaps we are lucky and Spotify decides to restore the playlist feature. Fingers crossed!
That's correct for now, but only (fingers crossed) until a solution is implemented.
That solution appears to exist (https://github.com/kingosticks/mopidy-spotify/pull/1/commits). It seems libspotify is just unable to retrieve the playlist contents anymore. But it's still possible to retrieve a list of tracks in a playlist using the web API (e.g. using https://github.com/plamere/spotipy). Then, each individual track can still be streamed individually using libspotify.
This was referenced
Jun 14, 2018
@dxlight : FYI, Tizonia's Spotify capabilities are being restored (and actually augmented). I'm currently using the Spotify Web API to replace the search functionality that appears to be broken now in libspotify.
So the current plan is to add the following new search functions to Tizonia:
Also, the playlist search capability will be restored (at least partially).
Let's hope that the audio streaming capabilities in libspotify continue to work for the foreseeable future!