Spotify crashes in Linux under Wine

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Hello Whiz,

I encountered a problem when I am working Spotify on Linux under wine. I got this error message all of a sudden. I googled to search for a solution then found that some dll is missing, how to fix the missing dll? Do I need to change any setting? Please help me to sort the problem. Thanks in advance.

Program Error

The program spotiIy.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

This can be caused by a problem in the program or a deficiency in Wine. You may want to check For tips about running this application.

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Answered By 70 points N/A #182551

Spotify crashes in Linux under Wine


Spotify is a program that was made to run under Windows. Linux is completely different than Windows so running Windows programs under Linux with Wine is, of course, problematic and also painful.

The problem happening here is because of a missing DLL file. As DLL files only run on Windows, not under Linux, you’ll have to install it under Wine to run Spotify perfectly.

1. Download winhttp.dll and unzip it.

2. Copy the unzipped DLL file into “/home/’your user name’/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32”.

3. Open Applications >> Configure Wine.

4. Click on “Library”.

5. Beneath “New override for Library”, find out and select “Add” >> press “OK”.

6. Restart Spotify.

If you’re a serious user of Spotify, there is a Linux version. Download Spotify for Linux.

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