Spotify converter - 2 powerful & easy ways to record Spotify to MP3 on a Windows PC

Updated: September 29th 2021

Spotify to MP3

Record Spotify music to MP3 and many other formats with the clearly designed Spotify recorder


Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services with millions of tracks, playlists and podcasts. The good thing is that although there is the Spotify Premium subscription that enables you to listen to music at 320 kbps, you can also listen to Spotify for free at up to 160 kbps.


Spotify Premium users can record music directly from Spotify for offline listening, but they will not get real audio files. With the free subscription, you will not even have this download feature. That is why you will need a powerful Spotify recorder that will record and save your songs.


Both Spotify Premium and Free subscribers can use Audials Music that will do the job of a Spotify converter by recording the audio stream from the sound card.



Good to know: No copyright protection is circumvented

Music Streaming Services that can be recorded with Audials do not use any effective protection against recording and output unencrypted audio e.g. on the PC's sound card. Audials always only records such unencrypted audio data.
According to US Copyright Law “No action may be brought … alleging infringement of copyright based on … distribution … or based on the noncommercial use by a consumer of such a … digital audio recording device”.

Attention: Spotify may suspend accounts!

Spotify suspends accounts of some users of certain "Spotify Downloader tools", especially when such tools download at "high speed", Spotify "recognizes" this use. So you'd better only consider “secure” recording tools that protect your usage data by only recording music at realtime speed and that do not communicate with Spotify servers.

Benefits of the Spotify recorder "Audials Music"

Powerful Spotify recorder

Save Spotify albums and playlists at up to 30x (not recommended) or 1x speed with a Spotify Free or Premium subscription. Like this you can build up your own music collection.

Organized music collection with the music manager

You will get your favorite songs with all ID3 tags and meta data automatically. Additionally, the powerful music manager makes it very easy to retag thousands of songs fast and to organize your music. Audials Music can even sort the music files automatically while they are recorded.


Save your favorite playlists and albums as music files. Maybe someday you will decide to move from one music streaming service to another, then it will not be necessary to transfer all your data with special music transferring services like Soundiiz or Tunemymusic.

Play back your music on Android, iOS

A built-in converter can convert your audio files into numerous formats so that you can play them back on many other devices.


Audials Music supports the following audio input formats: 

FLAC, M4A, WMA, WAV, AAC, 4XA and many others


Audials Music supports the following output formats:

How to record Spotify to MP3, AAC, WAV on a Windows 10 PC

Build up a music collection by recording Spotify music. Learn how you can do that in 3 steps.

Step 1: Install the Spotify recorder "Audials Music"

Audials Movie


Install the Audials Music demo for Windows and launch it.


A registration is not necessary. If you do not like the software, you can uninstall it at any time.


Step 2: Prepare Audials Music

Open the Music Streaming menu item.



Now a window opens where you can choose your settings. Important: In order to avoid risking your account being blocked, please set "Record while playing" and the "normal" (i. e. realtime) recording speed. Additionally, choose the album tagging from Audials.


Open a playlist or album in Spotify and play back the music.


Step 3: Audials Music will record Spotify automatically


The Spotify music streaming is automatically recorded and the music saved as single files, tagged and in the highest audio quality, depending on the maximum bitrate of your subscription.

What is the Spotify recorder doing exactly?


The Spotify audio streaming is separated and recorded into your preferred file format like MP3, WMA, AAC or others and tagged with ID3 tags, album cover, and song text. The completed files will then be displayed in the Audials player on your right. You can now play the files with Audials or drag & drop them into another application or Windows Explorer to export them.


With this recording feature, the signal from your soundcard is recorded and saved as a file on your PC. 


Get on board today and benefit from the Audials Music features and a money-back guarantee of 14 days


More info about Audials Music

How to record Spotify music files to MP3 and other formats

You have already recorded Spotify songs but need them in a different file format to play them back on other devices? Then convert them with the built-in audio converter.


Step 1: Choosing the audio files

Switch to the Converter menu item in Audials Music, click + Files and add your files to the queue.



Step 2: Set desired format and storage location

Choose the output format with the dropdown menu, for example MP3 MPEG4. You can save the converted file in the original folder or choose a different one.


Click the Start button.



Compare Audials Music to Spotify converters


Of course, there are many other Spotify recording tools. Here you can see which of them are the best and which features they offer.

 Audials MusicTunePat Spotify ConverterTunesKit Music Converter**Sidify Music ConverterDRmare Music ConverterAudFree Spotify Music ConverterTuneFab Spotify Music Converter
Recording quality/bitrate available: Up to 320 kbps256 kbps256 kbps256 kbps
Max. recording speed30x10x5x5x5x5x4x
Supports realtime speed (to avoid account suspension)----
Song cutting
Automatic Tagging
Music Manager----

* yearly

** The manufacturer TunesKit previously had a website with the same name. Now this tool is available on

Further interesting topics


How to listen to and record Spotify music parallelly


Compare Audials Music to other Spotify recorders. You will also find a detailed comparison of Spotify recorders on


More info about how Audials Music works and its features


Legal information


About Spotify

Spotify is a trademark and music streaming service developed by Spotify Technology S. A., which is headquartered in Sweden. Spotify provides more than 40 million songs and audiobooks. Spotify launched first its service in 2008 and is today available in 65 regions. Spotify offers a freemium service with basic features and advertisements or limitations. A paid subscription offers additional features, improved music streaming quality, and no advertisments. In 2018 Spotify had 180 million monthly active users including 83 million paying subscribers. Spotify allows to download and use offline 10,000 music tracks on one device and up to 5 devices with one account.

Please note

If you register or subscribe to Spotify, you will agree to the Spotify terms of use. We recommend to read them carefully and to adhere to them.


According to the Copyright Law of the United States, “No action may be brought under this title [copyright law] alleging infringement of copyright […] based on noncommercial use by a consumer of [a digital audio recording device]”.


The Spotify music stream that Audials is able to record is not protected by effective copy-protection measures. Audials just records the unencrypted signal which is outputted to the system sound device.


Besides the background recording in realtime (1x speed), recording in high-speed (up to 30x) is available in Audials Music. When you start recording in high-speed, Audials Music communicates with the Spotify servers. When you record in 1x, Audials Music does not communicate with Spotify servers.


So currently, you'd better only consider “secure” recording tools that protect your usage data by only recording music at realtime speed and that do not communicate directly with the Spotify servers. In Audials Music, this will be ensured if you use the background recording: Click the Spotify tile and choose "Record while playing". After that, please set the 1x ("normal") speed and album tagging from Audials. Audials Music will then record the music you play from the soundcard.


Music from Spotify™ is copyrighted. Any redistribution of it without the consent of the copyright owners may be a violation of the law in most countries, including the USA. Audials AG is not affiliated with Spotify™, nor the company that owns the trademark rights to Spotify™. This page is provided for compatibility purposes only, and in no case should be considered an endorsement of Audials Software products by any associated 3rd party.


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