I bought Serengeti‘s album Standing Steady on MP3 from Bengans and wanted to play it in Spotify as “Local Files”. It worked perfectly in MS Windows, but on Ubuntu I got “File is an unsupported format”. WTF? Spotify acknowledges this: Spotify uses the system-supplied MP3 decoder on all platforms, and during our limited testing we… Continue reading Spotify 0.4 in WINE: “File is an unsupported format”
For various reasons (see bottom of WinePulse – PulseAudio for Wine) the main branch of Wine does not support PulseAudio. This makes Spotify under Wine misbehave a bit, but fortunately there is a solution! A person called Neil Wilson has been kind enough to provide PPA packages of Wine with the WinePulse patch. I’m installning… Continue reading PulseAudio support in Wine makes Spotify work better!
Spotify opens its doors to developers and releases libspotify. Nice! The C API and examples look very clean. It’s even possible to play songs through the API and I guess that’s much more than anyone expected. Some might complain that the library is binary-only for Linux on IA-32 but I won’t… If I had a… Continue reading libspotify – the official Spotify library!