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Fidelify - Spotify with ASIO and WASAPI support!!!

post #1 of 40
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Hey guys. Just wanted to point out this gem I found recently. It looks like its a pretty new project and it has at least one bug that I've found (its still in Beta) but it does work well and I highly recommend it. 

 

Notable features:

 

* Requires a Spotify Premium account

* Supports ASIO and WASAPI bit-perfect output

* Supports VST plugins

* Streams songs in 320kbps ogg vorbis

* Allows you to search for artist/album/song

* Shows your existing playlists

* Sounds great

 

Get it here: http://www.fidelify.net/

Current version: v.0.5.1 (Beta)

 

As per the website, forward any bugs you find to beta@fidelify.net

 

The one bug I have found:

Right-clicking a song and choosing 'Browse Artist' seems to cause it to crash. 'Browse Album' does work however.

EDIT: It seems it just stalls if the artist or album has a whole lot of songs. Otherwise it works and depending on the number of songs you can just wait for it to eventually load.

 

Screenshot:

 

 

 

There doesn't seem to be a donate link on the Fidelify website but if I find a way to provide donations to the developer(s) (to hopefully encourage speedier development and new features) I'll let you know.

 

Enjoy!


Edited by devhen - 6/10/13 at 2:35pm
post #2 of 40

Great potential, but crashed on me a few times with WASAPI too. I selected the wrong driver, as I was told. Could use a lot of improvements, but it seems like a good start!

post #3 of 40

Odd that it requires a premium account.
 

post #4 of 40
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Originally Posted by whitedragon551 View Post

Odd that it requires a premium account.

 

Yeah. I'm sure its a restriction Spotify imposes on their API for 3rd party software. If you have a free account they want you to use the standard software so you have to see all the ads. ;)


Edited by devhen - 12/12/12 at 5:35pm
post #5 of 40

Actually just found this and am pretty impressed, love that it shows the bitrate.  Now I am not left guessing what I am listening to L3000.gif! According to the website there should be a version 1 (at .5.1 now) anytime now.  Fairly buggy now, but I am hoping they release another version soon with fixes and a better interface.  For now its awesome to play my current playlists.  Sorry to pull up a fairly dead thread but I couldn't resist. deadhorse.gif

post #6 of 40

Not a Spotify user, but this is pretty cool. I'd like to see something similar for MOG.

post #7 of 40

Emailed them and he emailed back within a couple of hours. Said development was delayed and the release date for 1.0 will be pushed back a little.  It should reflect that on his site sometime soon.  I like the idea of sending a little donation his way to speed development along.

post #8 of 40

The output is a little higher than the usual spotify,I wish they would implament a volumecontrol,even though it is not so "high end".

post #9 of 40
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Originally Posted by ryssen View Post

The output is a little higher than the usual spotify,I wish they would implament a volumecontrol,even though it is not so "high end".

 

Regardless of what program I'm using, ASIO is a bit louder than going through the Windows sound mixer.

 

Volume control would be a somewhat useful features but not necessary IMO. The whole point of ASIO and WASAPI is to send bit-perfect audio to your DAC so it makes more sense to send the signal at full strength and then control the volume on your amp.

post #10 of 40
Hi, I was wondering if I could get some help with this program. I enabled WASAPI and it was working fine, but now it won't let me open the program-it crashes on startup. I'm quite bummed :/
I've tried a system restore to a few days ago, as well as uninstalling and reinstalling my audio drivers. I'm not exactly sure what I can do to get it working again, any suggestions? I'm on Windows 8, listening through my fiio e7k (USB).
post #11 of 40
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Originally Posted by SpencerWood View Post

Hi, I was wondering if I could get some help with this program. I enabled WASAPI and it was working fine, but now it won't let me open the program-it crashes on startup. I'm quite bummed :/
I've tried a system restore to a few days ago, as well as uninstalling and reinstalling my audio drivers. I'm not exactly sure what I can do to get it working again, any suggestions? I'm on Windows 8, listening through my fiio e7k (USB).

 

The only time I've had crashing problems is when Fidelify hangs and then subsequently crashes because it is still running in the background. Pull up the Win8 task manager and look for the fidelify.exe process, right-click on it and choose End Process. Restarting your computer would also do the trick. Then launch Fidelify again and it should work. Next time it crashes when you try to launch it just make sure there isn't a hung fidelify.exe process hanging around.

 

If that's not the cause let me know. Maybe we can track down what the problem is, but the scenario I've described is the only one I've experienced as far as Fidelify crashing when I try to launch it. Good luck. Let us know.

post #12 of 40
There is a suggestion thread for ASIO support on the Spotify Forum. Give it some Kudos and Spotify might add it as a feature.
 
post #13 of 40
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

The only time I've had crashing problems is when Fidelify hangs and then subsequently crashes because it is still running in the background. Pull up the Win8 task manager and look for the fidelify.exe process, right-click on it and choose End Process. Restarting your computer would also do the trick. Then launch Fidelify again and it should work. Next time it crashes when you try to launch it just make sure there isn't a hung fidelify.exe process hanging around.

If that's not the cause let me know. Maybe we can track down what the problem is, but the scenario I've described is the only one I've experienced as far as Fidelify crashing when I try to launch it. Good luck. Let us know.

Unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the issue :/ It's not running in the background and I've done numerous restarts, like I said I've even tried a system restore. I'm bummed, seems like I bugged it for my computer by tinkering with the settings.
post #14 of 40
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Originally Posted by SpencerWood View Post

Unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the issue :/ It's not running in the background and I've done numerous restarts, like I said I've even tried a system restore. I'm bummed, seems like I bugged it for my computer by tinkering with the settings.

 

That's too bad. Sorry about your troubles. Get in touch with the developer via the Fidelify website (I think someone mentioned earlier that they were able to email him via the website and got a reply right away). He can probably help you get it resolved.

 

Have you tried deleting all of your Fidelify files and grabbing a fresh copy from the website?

post #15 of 40
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

That's too bad. Sorry about your troubles. Get in touch with the developer via the Fidelify website (I think someone mentioned earlier that they were able to email him via the website and got a reply right away). He can probably help you get it resolved.

Have you tried deleting all of your Fidelify files and grabbing a fresh copy from the website?

Yeah, I've grabbed new files, as well as an older version. I sent an email to the bugs email address yesterday, but I haven't received a reply yet. It sort of seems unlikely that I will get a reply, I mean the last version was released in like September last year. Meh. I was really enjoying what I was hearing!

Edit: Fixed it! For anyone with similar problems, just delete the directory that Fidelify creates on your hardrive the first time you run it (this isn't the installation files). Mine was just C://Fidelify.
Edited by SpencerWood - 4/1/13 at 5:11pm
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