- 18. May 2017 at 11:16 #28902
Please forgive the duplication of this post which I also posted on the Spotify Connect thread, but I was not sure whether it deserved a new thread.
This is a different angle from a max2play plugin as such but Heiner have you seen that the ever-wonderful Michael Herger is testing a new plugin using the Librespot library here
I have not had the chance to try it out with max2play yet, but it would be great if we could give Michael any assistance necessary to make sure this works with Max2play (he says it is ok with raspbian but it seems perhaps not with picorelayer.) Perhaps I should start a new thread?18. May 2017 at 21:46 #28933
Ok I have had a go installing the new “spotty” plugin which if it workd will allow lms users to continue using a spotify plugin without having to go over to a connect server as threatened later this year.
Unfortunately it appears that this will not work on my max2play installation using rasbian wheezy because it is using GLIBC 2.13. It seems that Spotty may require GLIBC 2.17 or 2.18
So Max2Play people, can I update GLIBC on my existing installation or would I be better off using a fresh Max2play install with Jessie?
It would be great if other could have a go on this too as it is really important to be able to keep spotify working under LMS with max2pay19. May 2017 at 9:56 #28939
Thanks for jumping right in.
Firstly, there are still two properly functioning solutions for the LMS to run Spotify, currently.
Either, our guide for the 3rd party triode plugin: https://www.max2play.com/en/how-tos/howto-spotify/
Or, NizzyAmps’ setup of the official Spotify plugin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8dYcOyrxLY
Secondly, we would recommend you try a fresh image. Those are all based in Jessie lite and should make for a better testing basis.19. May 2017 at 10:37 #28942
Thanks -I will try a new max2play install
I suspect from your last post about the properly “functioning solutions” that you may not be aware that they are based on libspotify which is going to cease to work some time this year. This has been announced by spotify, but the precise date remains certain. This has been covered in detail over at forums.slimdevices. Apologies if you did realise that (of course the existing solutions are currently still working- but for how long?)
It is therefore essential for a new solution to be found either by using spotify connect or by adapting the existing plugins to use Librespot. This is the premise behind the title to this thread. I’m sure spotify connect would be great for some people but the native spotify plugin in LMS is a real bonus and something which marks it out from other music software (eg certainly Roon, and also I think JRiver, perhaps also Volumio)which does not have a built in Spotify functionality. I think that a a lot of users would therefore benefit from the development of the new Spotty app- it’s a case of “everything has to change so that everything can stay the same”
I’m sure you have many other calls on your resources but I think this is important enough that it would be worth one of your programmers dropping a line to Michael Herger to see whether there is anything easy that can be done to make the max2play install compatible with spotty.
19. May 2017 at 11:06 #28947
- This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by adamd.
We’re absolutely on the same page, which is why I am completely supporting Michael’s efforts and yours in bringing more visibility to them.
However, I wanted to make sure that new users are aware that they can still currently use the solutions above and are not scared away from using Max2Play by reading that Spotify currently requires new hope and is dead, they work.
We are keenly aware that a lot of users would prefer an LMS implementation over a standalone Spotify Connect solution (for which our beta just went out) and are also looking into an LMS integration (of our Spotify Connect solution) at the moment.22. May 2017 at 13:00 #28999
Yes, thanks for that addition.
Important, please make sure:
– That you have a MySqueezeBox.com-Account.
– That your Players’ MAC addresses are active in that Account (“Players” in MySqueezeBox.com)
– That your Spotify Plugin is active and your premium login is entered in MySqueezeBox.com (My Apps -> Spotify in MySqueezeBox.com)
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