Rainmeter Spotify

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I started using Rainmeter for the overlay options for games, like cpu/gpu metrics and clock. While searching for a spotify skin, I noticed most of them don't fetch band name/song/album details from spotify. The exception to this is Control which in fact does all these things and looks cool to boot. In this video I am going to show you how to customize spotify. Hope you all like it. Don't forget to smash the like button & SUBSCRIBE for more.Download link. Spotify Player for Rainmeter. Spotify Player skin for Rainmeter. Should work on all Windows PC's with Spotify. Free and easy to install Rainmeter skins, suites, themesand more. Make your desktop your own. To regain most of Spotify's compatibility with Rainmeter, you'll need to set up Spicetify, which is a Spotify Desktop mod by Khanhas. Follow these steps to get it done quick and easy. NOTE: If Spicetify was working, but stopped, you need to repatch Spotify because it updated.

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raptor posted on July 24,2018;;The good news is at the bottom.
As much fun as this have been I have decided to stop development on this plugin. It has been an uphill battle for quite some time now, and I feel the final nail in the coffin has been set. The LocalApi has been shut down, and I am currently rate-limited from using the WebApi (So it wouldnt be able to handle the amount of traffic we need for real-time info). To be perfectly honest I haven't used Rainmeter actively in a few years, so continuing the development has been 100% for you guys (which I have truly enjoyed ).
As i have considered other implementations pretty much every time something has broken, I finally decided to dive into the Chromium Embedded Framework that Spotify is built on. Turns out I'm not the first guy to get that idea, and this is where the good news comes in. There is already a working plugin for this. Worked for me with the Monstercat visualizer out of the box.
Download at https://github.com/khanhas/Spicetify.
Thank you for your feedback and help all this time, hope I see you around.
This project and its documentation will now be hosted on Github.
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To regain most of Spotify's compatibility with Rainmeter, you'll need to set up Spicetify, which is a Spotify Desktop mod by Khanhas. Follow these steps to get it done quick and easy.

NOTE:

  • If Spicetify was working, but stopped, you need to repatch Spotify because it updated. Do so by pressing the Windows Key + R, then typing spicetify backup apply, in the box that appears. After pressing Enter, a PowerShell window will open, do what it needs to do, then it'll restart Spotify.

Initial Setup

Execute the Commands

  1. Press the Windows Key + R and type PowerShell in the box that appears.
  2. In the terminal window that opens, run the following commands in order, one at a time:
    • Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/khanhas/spicetify-cli/master/install.ps1' Invoke-Expression
      • If that command isn't working, try running this command instead: Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/khanhas/spicetify-cli/master/install_curl.ps1' Invoke-Expression
    • spicetify
    • spicetify config extensions webnowplaying.js
    • spicetify config inject_css 0 replace_colors 0
    • spicetify backup
    • spicetify apply

Change Your Source Media Player

Change your skin's source media player to WebNowPlaying. Typically, this setting is can be found by right clicking and choosing Change Media Player, or in the skin's settings.

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If it's not working, restart your computer, then try again. If the issue persists, see the troubleshooting options below.

Troubleshooting

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Before moving on, confirm that you have:

  • Restarted your computer and tried running the commands again
  • Selected WebNowPlaying as the Rainmeter skin's source media player
  • Ran spicetify backup apply, as detailed above, if Spicetify stopped working

Install the Desktop Version of Spotify

If you've taken the steps mentioned above and you still can't see your music displayed in Rainmeter, we'll first make sure that you have the correct version of Spotify installed. Do this by following these steps:

  1. Open the Microsoft Store
  2. Search Spotify
  3. If it shows that it's installed, uninstall it by opening Settings, then navigating to Apps, and uninstalling Spotify from the list
  4. Reinstall Spotify Desktop from here
    1. If a dialog appears recommending that you install the Microsoft Store version of Spotify, click Continue installing from outside the Store
  5. Follow the Initial Setup instructions listed at the top of the page

Completely Remove Spicetify and Retry

If the issue persists, and you've confirmed that you have the desktop version of Spotify installed, follow these steps to remove Spicetify from your computer:

  1. Open File Explorer
  2. Navigate to C: > Users > YOUR-USERNAME
  3. Delete the .spicetify and spicetify-cli folders
  4. Follow the Initial Setup instructions listed at the top of the page

Completely Remove Spotify and Retry

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If the issue still persists, and you've followed all of the instructions above, preform a deep clean, removing all of the files associated with Spotify, by following these steps:

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  1. Download Revo Uninstaller from here
  2. Run the installer and follow the prompts
  3. Open Revo Uninstaller
  4. Select anything with Spotify in the name, then click Uninstall at the top
  5. Follow any uninstallation prompts that follow
  6. Delete any extra files that Revo finds
  7. Click the Windows Apps tab at the top and repeat the process
  8. Restart your PC
  9. Installing Spotify from here
  10. Follow the Initial Setup instructions listed at the top of the page

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If none of these options fixed your problem, join our Discord server from the link in the sidebar so we can farther assist you.