[RELEASE] Spotimc: Another Spotify music addon

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Dina Offline
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I'm probably missing something, but how do I enable shuffle? I can't find it in XBMC Audio options, nor in Spotimc.
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just installed this on the latest version of Frodo....i'm on W7 and using the Aeon nox skin
it seems to install fine but when i try to launch it i get an error 'script failed spotimc.py'

this is what it spits out in the log;

http://pastebin.com/n96bzFc4
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I'm on Beta5, and music is playing - brilliant... slight snag - the audio quality out of the analog jack is appalling. far worse than if i was streaming from Radio or watching movies.. disapointing.

I've bought an ALSA USB dongle, so am looking into how this integrates... As ever never really sure what the chances of breaking anything will be - i'm running Gotham beta... and booting with this puppy connected i get extra output device choices:

PI: HDMI
PI: Analogue
ALSA: Default (USB PnP Sound Device Analog)
ALSA: USB PnP Sound Device, Analog
ALSA: USB PnP Sound Device S/PDIF

Just realised i'm getting similar poor audio out of the analog jack when listing to Chill via the Radio add on. Good Old BBC stations like 6 Music are fine. Maybe it's a wierd Codec??

edit - OK so sources that sound good are WMA variable bitrate. Sources that sound ropey are 44.1Khz MP3... including spotimc
(This post was last modified: 2014-03-31 01:19 by kaiserkeiser.)
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Post: #859
The sound quality of the analog jack on a Raspberry Pi is poor, period.

Have a look at the circuit diagram and you'll see why. Nothing that software can do about that. Use HDMI or an external DAC.
(This post was last modified: 2014-03-31 01:38 by DBMandrake.)
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(2014-03-31 01:37)DBMandrake Wrote:  The sound quality of the analog jack on a Raspberry Pi is poor, period.

Have a look at the circuit diagram and you'll see why. Nothing that software can do about that. Use HDMI or an external DAC.

I'll look out the diagram and take a look, not sure I'll be able to spot the reasons... So I'll take your word for it Smile

I do find it interesting how there can be such a drastic difference between the two types of sources. 1 is totally listenable... The other is absolutely not. I had read how the analog jack was rubbish so was always surprised how the content I was listening to was OK. I'll do a video soon to try to explain better.
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(2014-03-29 14:35)Dina Wrote:  I'm probably missing something, but how do I enable shuffle? I can't find it in XBMC Audio options, nor in Spotimc.
You can enable Shuffle on any XBMC playback window, like OSD playback one (press 'M' while playing something), and on Spotimc's now playing window (also while playing).

(2014-03-29 20:25)snafu7x7 Wrote:  just installed this on the latest version of Frodo....i'm on W7 and using the Aeon nox skin
it seems to install fine but when i try to launch it i get an error 'script failed spotimc.py'

this is what it spits out in the log;

http://pastebin.com/n96bzFc4
Seems that you downloaded the package from the wrong location, since some dependencies appear to be missing (like additional packages and binary deps). The proper download packages can be found on the following location:
http://azkotoki.org/downloads/

(2014-03-31 00:45)kaiserkeiser Wrote:  I'm on Beta5, and music is playing - brilliant... slight snag - the audio quality out of the analog jack is appalling. far worse than if i was streaming from Radio or watching movies.. disapointing.

I've bought an ALSA USB dongle, so am looking into how this integrates... As ever never really sure what the chances of breaking anything will be - i'm running Gotham beta... and booting with this puppy connected i get extra output device choices:

PI: HDMI
PI: Analogue
ALSA: Default (USB PnP Sound Device Analog)
ALSA: USB PnP Sound Device, Analog
ALSA: USB PnP Sound Device S/PDIF

Just realised i'm getting similar poor audio out of the analog jack when listing to Chill via the Radio add on. Good Old BBC stations like 6 Music are fine. Maybe it's a wierd Codec??

edit - OK so sources that sound good are WMA variable bitrate. Sources that sound ropey are 44.1Khz MP3... including spotimc
It could be related to some codec issue... Spotimc tracks are .wav files at 44.1Khz & 16bit (rarely at 48Khz, but it depends on the raw PCM data served by libspotify).
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zetsumei Offline
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Post: #862
Now Spotify have changed the way they handle music collections, no longer in playlists and i don't use playlists in the same way i have to search for everything now.

I needs to have Albums Artists and Songs added
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Post: #863
Brilliant! Smile

Am running this on an Openelec build on a PI with Gotham and all seems to be working flawlessly! I have been looking for something like this for a long time now!

Thanks again to the OP!!
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Post: #864
This is plugin is awesome!
I'm running it on a raspberry pi hooked up to a touchscreen. I really love the big buttons, since it makes clicking objects a lot easier, however, is there a way make the list when scrolling through playlists or song bigger? It's really hard to hit with a touchscreen.

Thanks in advance,
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