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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    Spotify and Synchronization - testers needed

    Thanks to a great posting by forum member dydx I've finally figured out that a.) synchronization with Spotify was supposed to work and b.) got broken some 4-5 years ago, when Spotify asked us to improve authentication with their systems.

    I think I've found a solution to this problem. While it's not perfect, it should work in most cases. Eg. you might need to restart playback once you've synchronized to players playing some Spotify content. But from then on it should just work.

    Before I roll out this change to mysb.com I'd love to hear some feedback from you guys out there. Please test Spotify in a synchronized player environment and let me know about your experience. Please update to tomorrow's 7.7.6, 7.8.1 or 7.9.0 build and give it a good test ride.

    Some caveats:
    • This is still limited to SB Radio and SB Touch
    • You must not be running Triode's Spotify Premium plugin or my Spotify Protocol Handler plugin


    Thanks a lot!
    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    Thanks to a great posting by forum member dydx I've finally figured out that a.) synchronization with Spotify was supposed to work and b.) got broken some 4-5 years ago, when Spotify asked us to improve authentication with their systems.

    I think I've found a solution to this problem. While it's not perfect, it should work in most cases. Eg. you might need to restart playback once you've synchronized to players playing some Spotify content. But from then on it should just work.

    Before I roll out this change to mysb.com I'd love to hear some feedback from you guys out there. Please test Spotify in a synchronized player environment and let me know about your experience. Please update to tomorrow's 7.7.6, 7.8.1 or 7.9.0 build and give it a good test ride.

    Some caveats:
    • This is still limited to SB Radio and SB Touch
    • You must not be running Triode's Spotify Premium plugin or my Spotify Protocol Handler plugin


    Thanks a lot!
    I was not aware of this discussion, but today I synced players while streaming Spotify... and it works! I am on logitechmediaserver-7.9.0-1472564063-arm-readynas.

    Thanks!!!

    Regards, David

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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    Spotify and Synchronization - testers needed

    > I was not aware of this discussion, but today I synced players while
    > streaming Spotify... and it works! I am on
    > logitechmediaserver-7.9.0-1472564063-arm-readynas.


    Cool!

    BTW: you were spot on with your comment about the devices needing to
    play a Spotify track before sync was working. I don't know how I missed
    that hint all those years... the workaround I implemented is to tell the
    SB to authenticate with Spotify whenever a device connects after power up.

    Thanks for the confirmation!
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    Michael

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    I'm running LMS on Max2play on my Pi. This functions as a player and server for my whole house audio system which consists of 3 Raspberry Pi players using Max2play, 5 Logitech Receivers, 1 Logitech Boom and, 1 Logitech Radio. I'm using the Spotify family plugin with a family account for Spotify and I have had no real issues with syncing all these players together in various combinations. The only real complaint is that I wish this Spotify plugin had a menu more similar to the official Spotify plugin. But as far as synchronization I have had no real issues it.

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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    Spotify and Synchronization - testers needed

    > Spotify plugin. But as far as synchronization I have had no real issues
    > it.


    I didn't expect any of the 3rd party solutions to have problems. After
    all that's why I did the Spotify Protocol Handler in the first place...
    I specifically asked users _NOT_ using any of those plugins to confirm.

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    Hi Michael,

    This morning I was playing Spotify through the official app on LMS and all was good. When I turned on a second synced LMS player the system halted and message "invalid username or password" was displayed. Same problem as earlier. I do not know when the issue started again as this is the first time I have synced when using Spotify for a week or so.

    Regards, David

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    Just so I'm clear your looking to test the official Spotify plugin in a synced environment using either the Radio or Touch, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSJ View Post
    Just so I'm clear your looking to test the official Spotify plugin in a synced environment using either the Radio or Touch, correct?

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    Yes, both syncing devices are SBTs. Am using the official Spotify plugin.

    Regards, David
    Last edited by DavidBulluss; 2016-09-30 at 17:10.

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    1st Oct server.log.zip
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBulluss View Post
    Yes, both syncing devices are SBTs. Am using the official Spotify plugin.


    Regards, David
    Does this log file help. Set for debug on server, server add-ons, and spotify plugin... then played one SBT with spotify, turned on second synced SBT.
    Last edited by DavidBulluss; 2016-09-30 at 18:25.

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    I'm not that savvy on the software side of things, why just those players?

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