I'm going on holiday for 3 weeks. I only listen to music from Spotify and have no internet connection when on holiday. Is there any way I can still listen to my music on holiday? I was thinking of transferring the music onto CD. Thanks. —Beth
Many people, like Beth, are disturbed by this problem that Spotify is mainly a copyright protected music streaming service while you can't listen to Spotify music streaming offline. So apparently, it's a good idea to burn Spotify music to CD for convenient playback, especially when you can't be connected to internet.
To burn Spotify to CD, the real hassle you may face is to take the Spotify music off the site. Don't worry. I have a simple and viable method to help you with Spotify to CD conversion.
I use a smart Streaming Audio Recorder to get the Spofity music off the site and save it in iTunes. Then I use the Apple iTunes as a free CD audio burner to burn Spotify to CD. Below is a detailed tutorial.
Note: Of course, if you have another CD burner, you can use it instead of iTunes. But iTunes is a free CD burner.
- Part 1: Download Streaming Audio Recorder and Record Spotify music
- Part 2: Burn Spotify Music to CD using iTunes
Step 1: Download and install Streaming Audio Recorder, and then launch it.
Step 2: Press the "Record" button on the upper-left corner of its main interface. Then find and play one of your wanted Spotify songs online. The recording will automatically stop when the playing of Spotify music also stops. So in order to record the Spotify music completely, you need to make the online Spotify music play smoothly.
Step 1: Import recorded Spotify music to iTunes. Before that, make sure that you have installed iTunes properly on your computer.
For windows system:
Highlight the downloaded Spotify music in the Library, and click the "Add to iTunes" button on the bottom. Then go to your iTunes to find it in the "SAR" playlist.
For Mac system:
For the MAC version of this app, there is no "add to iTunes" button in the bottom, but you can press Control and click the downloaded music at the same time, and select “Show in Folder" to find where the music is stored. Then launch your iTunes and click "File">"Add to Library" to add your files to iTunes.
Step 2: Click the "SAR" playlist in iTunes, then select "File">"Burn Playlist to Disc". After that, you'll see a pop up window named "Burn Settings".
Note:: For MAC version, please create a new playlist for the imported songs so that you just get the music you want in the disc.
Step 3: Select “Audio CD” as the disc format. In an effort to play all the songs at the same level, click the checkbox labeled "Use Sound Check". This may be quite useful if the songs in the playlist are from different albums. Then click Burn button and all is done.
Tips: Make sure that your computer has a CD-R or CD-RW capable drive, including some DVD-R and DVD+R drives through the following steps.
- From the Apple menu, choose About This Mac, then click More Info to open System Profiler.
- Select IDE (ATA) in the hardware list and scroll to the bottom of the lower-right frame of the page.
- Locate Drive Type or Model in the list and check for "CD-RW" or "DVD-RW." If you don't see either of these, your computer does not have a built-in recordable drive.
- Right click on My Computer and select Properties.
- Click on the Hardware tab and click the Device Manager button.
- You can tell whether you have “CD-RW” or “DVD-RW”.