Spotify Recorder

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

  1. Alonsos macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2013
    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. Luap macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2004
    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. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    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

    ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California

    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

    Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    I believe the OP is trying to avoid data fees and not copyright eschew.
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    You can cache Spotify for offline use. :rolleyes:
  7. Luap macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2004
    I guess you clicked past this without reading..
    Its all there.
  8. pdjudd, Sep 8, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2013

    pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    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. walkie macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2010
    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. Kyle Turnbull macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2013
    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!
  11. depponman, Dec 19, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015

    depponman macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2014
    Download and install audio recording app, then open the music on Spotify. Finally, start recording with the app. Here is the app i am currently using for recording spotify muisc:

    Works both on windows and mac
  12. Tech198, Dec 21, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2015

    Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    really ? umm.... what will they do, cut my legs off.

    Just fire up Audio Hijack and let it go.... Trial version only does 3 minutes, so if u are going to use if for any serious work i urge u to buy.

    Yes, illegal by any terms, but how can they find out. If there is a risk, that someone can, then i usually gauge the pros and con's, but if i know there is no way, then it's perfectly ok by me as all bets are off..

    Much like recording via the 'analog hole' to get round digital stuff... It will degrade quality, but u will still get the content your after..... The best companies can do is block the connectors, they can't prevent this as that's why its called such a name.

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