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If I have a local copy of a song, does Spotify still stream it or play the local copy? Or does it choose the one with higher quality of the two?

By local copy, I mean a MP3 that I ripped from disc or something

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Only 8.8% of music playback comes from Spotify’s servers. The rest comes from the peer-to-peer network (35.8%) or your local cache (55.4%).

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see my edit please – tekknolagi Nov 13 '11 at 23:18

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