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    Spotify Help Please....

    Before you tell me to read the instructions online....I DID....and I still can't figure this out.

    I need to download my entire Cardiacs collection (CD) to my Spotify app on my phone. I can't figure out how to to that. Help please!! Danke.
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    And my Bandcamp purchases!

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    I believe Spotify is streaming only. In other words, it plays only its own content from the cloud, not what you have saved locally. What you need is a music or media playing app to play your music locally. On an Android phone, that would be players like JetAudio, MX Player, or VLC. On an iPhone, iTunes or Ecoute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    I believe Spotify is streaming only. In other words, it plays only its own content from the cloud, not what you have saved locally. What you need is a music or media playing app to play your music locally. On an Android phone, that would be players like JetAudio, MX Player, or VLC. On an iPhone, iTunes or Ecoute.
    Hmm, I thought there was a way to do this. I guess I'm wrong. Are those apps free? Any one you recommend for android? Thx man

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Hmm, I thought there was a way to do this. I guess I'm wrong. Are those apps free? Any one you recommend for android? Thx man
    VLC is what I use on my android and it's free. I have my 32 gig card installed and that's how I do it and it works fine. Pretty cool, don't need wifi so it's cool when I can't just punch it up on Youtube. Plus, it's whole albums so I just hit play and it goes. No bs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    VLC is what I use on my android and it's free. I have my 32 gig card installed and that's how I do it and it works fine. Pretty cool, don't need wifi so it's cool when I can't just punch it up on Youtube. Plus, it's whole albums so I just hit play and it goes. No bs.
    Ok thanks I'll check it out.

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    I believe this can be done on the pc version of Spotify, but not the phone version.

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    I use Poweramp on Android. There is a free trial version, it's 3.99 for the full version.
    Works very well with bluetooth in the car, and wired with earphones.
    Plays flac at hi res ( if your phone dac will too ).
    I have about 5000 songs 170gb. Decent search and random access. Gapless play, crossfade and replay gain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    I believe Spotify is streaming only. In other words, it plays only its own content from the cloud, not what you have saved locally. What you need is a music or media playing app to play your music locally. On an Android phone, that would be players like JetAudio, MX Player, or VLC. On an iPhone, iTunes or Ecoute.
    I've been wondering if there's a player for iOS that allows some kind of equalizer functionality so I can adjust the sound a bit. iOS's Music app is as basic as possible. Any recommendations?

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    ^^ I use neither iOS, nor OSX. I couldn't begin to tell you. What I can tell you is both iOS and OSX are derivatives of Unix. Maybe there's a Unix/Linux music player which will run on Apple devices? I don't know.

    EDIT: Upon further research, Clementine has an iOS version and is available for free in the App Store. I've used it on linux machines and can tell you it's a pretty decent player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Hmm, I thought there was a way to do this.
    Spotify used to allow this, but they don't anymore unfortunately. I uploaded a bunch of albums to my account and then synced them to my phone via the Spotify app back in 2012. They've since removed that functionality so the only stuff you can download to play locally is whatever they provide.

    The Google Play Music app will allow you to upload music to your library, so that may be worth looking into as well.

    On a side note, Apple Music and iTunes have pretty much the entire Cardiacs discography so hopefully their music can reach a wider audience that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I've been wondering if there's a player for iOS that allows some kind of equalizer functionality so I can adjust the sound a bit. iOS's Music app is as basic as possible. Any recommendations?
    I use neither iOS, nor OSX. I couldn't begin to tell you. What I can tell you is both iOS and OSX are derivatives of Unix. Maybe there's a Unix/Linux music player which will run on Apple devices? I don't know.

    EDIT: Upon further research, Clementine has an iOS version and is available for free in the App Store. I've used it on linux machines and can tell you it's a pretty decent player.
    Upon reflection, VLC is available in the App Store as well. I've installed it on my Apple TV. It's been a while since I've used the Apple TV, so it slipped my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    I use Poweramp on Android. There is a free trial version, it's 3.99 for the full version.
    Works very well with bluetooth in the car, and wired with earphones.
    Plays flac at hi res ( if your phone dac will too ).
    I have about 5000 songs 170gb. Decent search and random access. Gapless play, crossfade and replay gain.
    Poweramp and VLC will both stream and allow you to use equalizer functionality, I have not tried to stream Spotify however.

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    ^^ I believe Spotify uses its own, proprietary network protocol which can only be accessed through its own website or player app. If I'm wrong, it's because I've never used Spotify.
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