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Re: Spotify Integration (foo_spotify)

Reply #100

One of my favorite Fb2k plug-ins is the SqrSoft Advanced Crossfader. Whenever I have it enabled and use this plug-in, it takes quite a long time to start playing tracks. Can you look into this? I've attached a screenshot of my current settings for Sqr.

Thanks for this fantastic plug-in!

As Mario (plugin developer) suggest me, when i aak him same question, you must increase output buffer.
Recomended value is between 5000 up to  7000 ms.

Re: Spotify Integration (foo_spotify)

Reply #101
Does foo_spotify come with a 3rd party copy protection called Themida?

This software clearly seems to have snuck onto my system and it gets triggered when I want to start foobar2000 after I have run Sysinternal's Process Monitor once. Procmon doesn't have to be currently running for the error message to pop up, all it takes is that Procmon has run at least once. Only after I reboot the system, the error message goes away. Or when I start foobar2000 in safe mode or remove the foo_spotify component from the user-components folder.

I also can't re-install foobar2000 once Themida has been triggered. Weird.

The reason I post it in here is honestly a wild guess. Spotify has come up in connection to Themida and foo_spotify is the only link between Themida and foobar2000 here. Running Spotify after having run Process Monitor doesn't give me an error though. Even weirder.

Does your fb2k component use some Spotify binary blob? If so is it possible that that blob has secretly installed the Themida licensing "protection" software, or was it installed by the Spotify app and it only gets triggered by a binary blob in your dll? I immediately uninstalled Spotify from my system but a simple uninstall didn't help, Themida is still persistently monitoring my system if I am monitoring my system with a legit tool like Process Monitor.

Re: Spotify Integration (foo_spotify)

Reply #102
libspotify does come with Themida, yes. Blame Spotify, it's their library.

Re: Spotify Integration (foo_spotify)

Reply #103
Ah, ok. Makes sense.

Does anyone know if Themida has somehow persistently installing itself on the system? Or does it only check at startup if a tool like Procmon has left some of its traces on the stack? I suppose the later seems to be case. I hope.

libspotify seems to be deprecated since early 2015, and I guess with it the Spotify app dropped the Themida software, that's why the error only pops up when starting foobar2000+foo_spotify and not Spotify itself.

Btw, this' kinda worrying...
libspotify’s deprecation
Note that as of May 2015 libspotify is officially deprecated by Spotify and is no longer actively maintained.

Spotify has published newer libraries intended for Android and iOS development, as well as web APIs to access track metadata and manage playlists. Though, for making apps with Spotify playback capabilities, on any other platform than Android and iOS, there is currently no alternative to libspotify.

libspotify has been the main way of integrating with Spotify since 2009, and is today a part of numerous open source projects and commercial applications, including many receivers and even cars. There’s no guarantees, but one can hope that the large deployment of libspotify means that the library will continue to work with the Spotify service for a long time into the future.

Re: Spotify Integration (foo_spotify)

Reply #104
Does anyone know if Themida has somehow persistently installing itself on the system? Or does it only check at startup if a tool like Procmon has left some of its traces on the stack? I suppose the later seems to be case. I hope.
AFAIK it's an in-process tool.

Btw, this' kinda worrying...
There are no alternatives available on Windows anyway. If it happens, it happens. Either way, nothing much can be done about it until Spotify creates a new library for streaming.


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