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Postby SholasBoy » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:26 pm

Has anyone else downloaded Spotify? My Mum sent me an invite last week so I've downloaded it and it's brilliant, it's like iTunes except you don't have to download the files, you can just queue them onto a playlist and steam them, there's some stuff I haven't been able to find on there, but in general it's pretty brilliant for listening to just about anything.

Apparantly for now it is invite only but they are opening it out to more people gradually.
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Postby SholasBoy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:43 pm

Oh I now have 5 invites for this so if anyone wants to join let me know.
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Postby Thriller » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:57 pm

I've just installed this, it's really good! Quite similar functionality to iTunes, obviously better for old music than new but overall I like it more than last.fm as it's a programme rather than a website. The advert every 30 minutes is the only downside but it's worth it.
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Postby bucklberry » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:22 am

Erm, Spotify's free to join for people in the UK last I heard, and it's all the rave on another uk based site I frequent.

I'm not too hot on it myself, doesn't really offer me more than Last.fm does (in the playing stakes) at present, and the selection of albums and songs is rather baffling to say the least.

I would provide an example of the weird database, but I've just booted up the program and it's taking an age to update.

Edit: It's updated now...

Radiohead (and associated) albums:
Kid A
The Best of
Roots of Radiohead (their influences)
Street Spirit (Fade Out) ...single
Airbag/How Am I Driving?
Anyone Can Play Radiohead: A Tribute To Radiohead
Instrumental Renditions of Radiohead
Various OSTs and other compilations.

What are the chances of the ownership to the publishing rights changing for a couple of years either side of Kid-A, whilst still being on EMI, and also having the earlier single and later Best of in the same situation?

It seems odd that whoever owns the rights (probably EMI as the Best of was released by them) would single out those scant few ahead of other more popular releases? Just doesn't make any sense really.
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Postby netab » Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:51 am

I also have it, and its great!! its a good solution for diminishing the downloading of illegal songs...why download them if you have on spotify...but...why buy them if you have them on spotify? 8-)
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Postby John » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:52 am

I signed up a few weeks ago but haven't really used it much... I heard that a lot of stuff has been removed though, any ideas?
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Postby Woaah » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:33 pm

Is it only avaliable in the UK? :(
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Postby bucklberry » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:05 am

No, it's available quite widly, but only people in the UK can sign up without an invite.
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Postby SholasBoy » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:15 am

Oh great!
Dear Spotify user,

Last week we were alerted to a group that managed to compromise
our protocols. After investigating we concluded that this group
had gained access to information that could allow testing of a
very large number of passwords, possibly finding the right one.
The information was exposed due to a bug that we discovered and
fixed on December 19th, 2008. Until last week we were unaware
that anyone had had access to our protocols to exploit it.

Along with passwords, registration information such as your email
address,birth date, gender, postal code and billing receipt
details were potentially exposed. Credit card numbers are not
stored by us and were not at risk. All payment data is handled
by a secure 3rd party provider.

If you have an account that was created on or before December 19th 2008,
we strongly suggest that you change your password and strongly
encourage you to change your passwords for any other services
where you use the same password.

When choosing your password we provide you with an indicator of
the password strength to help you choose a good one. To change
your password please visit your profile page on our website.

https://www.spotify.com/en/account/profile/

For the technically minded amongst you, the information that may
have been exposed when our protocols were compromised is the
password hashes. As stated, we never store passwords, and they
have never been sent over the Internet unencrypted, but the
combination of the bug and the group's reverse-engineering of
our encrypted streaming protocol may have given outsiders access
to individual hashes.

The hashes are salted, making attacks using rainbow tables unfeasible.
Short or otherwise bad passwords could still be vulnerable to
offline targeted brute-force or dictionary attacks on individual
users, but you could not run attacks in parallel. Also, there
has been no known breach of our internal systems. A complete user
database has not been leaked, but until December 19th, 2008 it was
possible to access the password hashes of individual users had
you reverse-engineered the Spotify protocol and knew the
username.

We are really sorry about this and hope you accept our apologies.
We're doubling our efforts to keep the systems secure in order
to prevent anything like this from happening again.

Regards,
The Spotify Team
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Postby Thriller » Thu May 28, 2009 9:37 pm

Anyone finding this really unreliable at the moment? Nearly every song I play keeps pausing every 5/10 seconds and it's really slow generally :-?
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Postby Tiger » Fri May 29, 2009 6:02 am

I also had that in the beginning but then I went Premium and sent them an email. They basically told me my ISP is slow or something
These foolish games are tearing me apart

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Postby Benjamin » Tue May 18, 2010 7:22 pm

It's finally released in The Netherlands today, making it the 7th country in the world where the Spotify service is available. I'm going to check this out, it looks cool :D
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Postby klobasa » Tue May 18, 2010 7:42 pm

Does it work with last.fm?
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Postby Benjamin » Tue May 18, 2010 7:43 pm

Yes, it should. It says you can enable your Last.FM profile and scrobbling, but it doesn't work for me (yet).
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Postby fercho34 » Tue May 18, 2010 9:14 pm

I have it and i'm in argentina :lol: i won't tell the secret.

This programme is amazing, every monday they add what its released. Best programme ever.

It works with last.fm.
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Postby fercho34 » Tue May 18, 2010 9:17 pm

Thriller wrote:I've just installed this, it's really good! Quite similar functionality to iTunes, obviously better for old music than new but overall I like it more than last.fm as it's a programme rather than a website. The advert every 30 minutes is the only downside but it's worth it.
New music is always there on the release date. And if you change the song after it finnish the advert doesn't appear.
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Postby irishguy28 » Wed May 19, 2010 9:29 am

^that's some swede advice!
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Postby missfunkymonks » Fri May 21, 2010 1:28 pm

Spotify is my saviour at work, I love it.

It's also been great for me discovering music. I love being able to listen to new albums straight away and then I can decide if I want to buy them or not.

I'm really glad it works with Last FM too. :D
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Postby oasisbobo » Sat May 22, 2010 1:56 pm

Spotify is brilliant 8-) great for discovering new music :D
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Postby Benjamin » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:12 pm

Thought I'd share my new Spotify Playlist with my fellow UKMixers :wink:

100 Classic '90s Hits

Enjoy!
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Postby Chun » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:58 pm

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Let's discuss all things related to Spotify here.
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Postby Chun » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:59 pm

Hey, great idea, Chun. I've got a question.
I'm using Spotify and I wonder if there are playlists for UK or US weekly charts. I would love to have playlists from the 80s and 90s weekly top 40 charts. It's always annoying to have to search for the songs on YouTube or copy/paste them from chart lists into Spotify and search them there. I know of this site http://playlists.net/ but could not find what I need. Maybe somebody wants do make the playlists for me..
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Postby Chun » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:44 pm

Hello. I'm new here and this is my first post. I wanted to tell you that this is a very good question. Actually, I had the same thought yesterday. A solution would be much appreciated.
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Postby Chun » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:45 pm

Chun, what a coincidence. :D Is there a help forum on Spotify? I saw there is something like an upvote function and this feature was wanted by a user but I could not upvote it because I forgot my password.
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Postby Chun » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:49 pm

Yeah I also hate it when Chrome forgets to ask me to save my password. What a hassle. Like Chun and Chun said before, this feature would help me a lot. Maybe there is a fourth person who's got the same wish. Don't now if that would be of any practical use but it would help emotionally. Maybe somebody with a different name, I suppose.
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