Spotify on Manjaro i3

Spotify is available from the AUR.

Install

yaourt -S spotify

To play local file you will need to also install ffmpeg.

yaourt -S ffmpeg0.10

Issues

For some (currently) unknown reason, launching Spotify crashes when I login. The only fix I have found so far is to change the scale factor from the default 1 to something else. You can do that by launching it at the command line:

spotify --force-device-scale-factor=2

To make this permanent, edit /usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop.

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Spotify
GenericName=Music Player
Comment=Spotify streaming music client
Icon=spotify-client
Exec=spotify --force-device-scale-factor=2
TryExec=spotify
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Audio;Music;Player;AudioVideo;
MimeType=x-scheme-handler/spotify;

Resources

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/spotify

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