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Spotify Recorder

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Alonsos, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    I’m an addict of Spotify and I like listening musics on Spotify. What shall I do if I want to recorder the Spotify music on mobile devices for later playback?
  2. macrumors 65816


    But you love listening to music on spotify. If you record it, you'd have to replay it on some software other than spotify. So then you wouldn't love it.

    Or, you could just get spotify for your mobile device.

    I expect there are also copyright infringement concerns with recording a spotify stream too.
  3. macrumors 601

    Nah. You can record copyright content for personal consumption. If it weren't, VHS recorders would never have reached the market and neither would cassette recorders.

    Rogue Amoeba mades several products that can record from the web or streaming. Heck, they even advertise recording from programs like Spoitify.
  4. ChrisA, Sep 7, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013

    macrumors G4


    And then there is the "primitive" and free method of simply patching to output to the input of your audio interface with a cable. This works if you have two jacks and a cable. It is kind of like bringing a camcorder into the movie theater. Just run a cable from any headphone jack to any line in jack and record away. On a Mac you can record with Garage Band and from there export to iTune library. Such a lot of work however to avid paying $1 for the song. Or do what I do and buy a used CD and have MUCH better quality for 1/2 the price.

    But the above software is better as it avoids the analog conversions.

    Here is the link to the software in the above quote.
  5. Julien, Sep 7, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013

    macrumors 603

    I believe the OP is trying to avoid data fees and not copyright eschew.
  6. macrumors 604

    Jessica Lares

    You can cache Spotify for offline use. :rolleyes:
  7. macrumors 65816


    I guess you clicked past this without reading..
    Its all there.
  8. pdjudd, Sep 8, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2013

    macrumors 601

    I did. Section 8's recording pretty much covers distribution to the public - it doesn't say personal analog recording. We are talking personal usage which Spotify has no way to detect and no way to prevent. We aren't talking DRM removal here. The programs I specify are 100% legal for personal usage.

    Now there might be civil penalties if Spotify somehow discovers you, but criminal? Nah.

    ETA: Spotify would have to have the copyright to sue you for infringement. At the worst it's a violation of TOS. They don't and the law is on your side for personal home copying.

    That can get you into big trouble. The theaters expressly forbid that and the studios will go after you once they report you.
  9. macrumors 6502

    I used to record music from FM stations in the 90's, I think it's the same thing with Spotify, you only need an application that listens between Spotify and your sound card to record music, I think Audio Hijack Pro (from Rogue Amoeba) is the right tool to do it.
  10. macrumors newbie

    I think a program called audio hijack does that, but I only use it to record voice-over for funny things.... Highly illegal to save streaming songs - dont do it!

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