Spotify Recorder

Alonsos

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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?
 

Luap

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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.
 

pdjudd

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

ChrisA

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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.


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.
http://rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/
 
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Julien

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...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....
I believe the OP is trying to avoid data fees and not copyright eschew.
 
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Luap

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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.
I guess you clicked past this without reading..
https://www.spotify.com/us/legal/end-user-agreement/
Its all there.
 

pdjudd

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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.

It is kind of like bringing a camcorder into the movie theater.
That can get you into big trouble. The theaters expressly forbid that and the studios will go after you once they report you.
 
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walkie

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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.
 

Kyle Turnbull

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Sep 16, 2013
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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!
 

Tech198

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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!
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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