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Rainmeter Spotify Player by benjMiN Rainmeter Spotify Player by benjMiN
A Rainmeter Spotify Player with Album art.
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casein2006 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
i got this working with a new API key i went and got. It seems to only grab the artwork every 4-5 songs and then stops. does anybody have any idea why that might be?
CanTroll Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work, i deleted the art and edited the image so it looked like my other icons, thanks man! 
This is how i ended up: Spotify player edited
wijola Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
oddly, it shows the title of the track up in spotify but keeps playing and stopping the track in iTunes when I use the controls.
spotifydude Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
how do you install an LUA file
magonzz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
I haven't been able to display ANY album art. I have tried the advice given by "srconklin" and I have also tried playing different songs but nothing has worked. Any suggestions? It's a great design, I just wish I could get it to work.
magonzz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
correction: advice was from "glocked" NOT "srconklin" sry
Chris-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Why do have i lily allen cover ?
archy456 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Thx for your work, worked for me. Is there a way to change the dimensions. I changed

RegExp="(?siU)<image size="small">(.*)</image>" to
RegExp="(?siU)<image size="medium">(.*)</image>"

so I could get a bigger image, but there are some issues with the borders of the skin.


Any ideas?
archy456 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Solved it by adding width and heihgt to MeterBackground. Should look like this:

N8MOTO Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm having problems with not being able to see any album art (Just see a musical note), help?
srconklin Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
i get the same thing as the others: on occasion the cover art just stops working. I tried to figure out what was causing it by setting debug=1. The log file shows that on a particular song it where it should have found the image (Last FM does have the song with the small image beside it) it just goes into refreshing mode every 3 seconds ... Then songs that i just played where the images were working are no longer showing..

log file
NOTE (01:21:41.676) Refreshing skin "Enigma\Sidebar\Spotify\Spotify.ini"
NOTE (01:21:48.805) Refreshing skin "Enigma\Sidebar\Spotify\Spotify.ini"
NOTE (01:21:57.994) Refreshing skin "Enigma\Sidebar\Spotify\Spotify.ini"
NOTE (01:22:41.409) Refreshing skin "Enigma\Sidebar\Spotify\Spotify.ini"
NOTE (01:23:14.871) Refreshing skin "Enigma\Sidebar\Spotify\Spotify.ini"
NOTE (01:23:24.028) Refreshing skin "Enigma\Sidebar\Spotify\Spotify.ini"
NOTE (01:23:27.086) Refreshing skin "Enigma\Sidebar\Spotify\Spotify.ini"
NOTE (01:23:33.170) Refreshing skin "Enigma\Sidebar\Spotify\Spotify.ini"
glocked Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Photographer
Thanks a lot! One bug fix for you: you have to substitute "&" with "%26", "+" with "%2B", etc for the characters that show up as HTML codes. Not only did playing a song with a & or + in either the artist or track not bring up the album art, it sometimes caused the album art to stop showing up, which might be the problem other people have wrote about. After you do this, you'll have to create another measure without the substitution, to use for displaying the name, so that you will see the correct character rather than the HTML character codes. Hope this helps.

Easy instructions for others:

1) Duplicate [MeasureArtist] and [MeasureTrack] and rename them to [MeasureArtist2] and [MeasureTrack2]
2) Add the following line:
Substitute="&":"%26", "+":"%2B"
to [MeasureArtist] and [MeasureTrack]
3) In [MeterArtist] and [MeterTrack], change the measurename to MeasureArtist2 and MeasureTrack2 respectively.
birinci Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
This is awesome!! The one and only skin that shows album art for Spotify- afaik!!! Thanks...
birinci Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Yet sometimes it stops showing album art and recovers only with computer restart...
b47557 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
otherwise, this app is great. clean and awesome. thank you.
b47557 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
yeah... if an ad plays, the album art breaks (displays the no art image you include) until rainmeter is closed and then reopened.
benjMiN Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
When you say breaks, do you mean it just displays the default, "no art" image. It does it properly crash?

The cover art are isn't perfect. All it's doing looking up the artist and track on api. If the track in Spotify is listed under something unusual then it often isn't found on I haven't tested it with the free version actually, I have premium. Does it display something obvious as the artist or track when an ad is playing? Like "advertisement" or something.

There's isn't proper support for Spotify cover art in the NowPlaying plugin. And Spotify itself doesn't support much in the way of APIs.
jneighbors Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Sorry for not being more specific. It doesn't crash, but it just displays the "no art" image.
When the ad is playing, the artist or track info indicates that it's an ad.

Refreshing the skin doesn't correct it; refreshing all of rainmeter doesn't correct it. But, restarting rainmeter does correct it - until the next pop up ad.

benjMiN Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
So you're saying that when the ad stops, and starts playing the next track it's still showing the "no art" image.
jneighbors Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Works almost great, benjMiN! Thanks for putting it up.
The controls work great.
But I'm experiencing what seems to be a bug on the album art. Whenever the ads pop up (I'm a spotify freemium user), the album art breaks. Any suggestions?
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