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I'm trying to run Spotify on Ubuntu using Wine.

I have followed the instructions on the Spotify site and I was able to run Spotify using Wine. The only thing bothering me was that I can't configure the audio options as mentioned in the tutorial.

When listening to a Song I sometimes hear a small hickup/lag in the song. It is really annoying.

The options that I have available:

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The options in the tutorial:

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Can someone point out what is going wrong? or any pointers how to deal with this?

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This isn't an answer as much as a workaround - can you instead listen to Spotify via [play.spotify.com][1]? That's what I do. [1]: play.spotify.com –  Clive van Hilten Jan 19 '13 at 14:30
    
That link redirects me to: spotify.com/be-nl/video-splash/… –  user1281750 Jan 19 '13 at 14:33
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Are you in the Netherlands or Belgium? Can you click the 'Afspelen' link on that page? There may be some geolocation look-up going on, maybe Spotify has licensing restrictions on music via a web browser in certain countries. –  Clive van Hilten Jan 19 '13 at 14:39
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I am in the UK and I get the Afspelen button - I think it's highly likely that there are licensing restrictions on a per country basis. –  Clive van Hilten Jan 20 '13 at 12:37
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I think it's the record labels rather than Spotify that's the issue :-) –  Clive van Hilten Jan 20 '13 at 14:02
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I know this isn't a direct answer to your question, but I think that you'll find the native client is much faster and more stable than running the windows client via wine:

http://www.spotify.com/se/download/previews/

Spotify provides an apt source which you can add to your apt.sources, then just install via apt-get as usual.

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