"I downloaded a bunch of songs from Spotify when I had premium but now I can't find any of them on my PC. I'm not sure what folder to look for. They're not in my PC music files so where the heck are they? Hope someone can help!" - WibbleWobble from Spotify community
If you've ever tried to download Spotify songs to your computer and them transfer them to other device or burn to CD just as WibbleWobble did, you will find answers in this article.
To access your downloaded Spotify playlist on your computer, go to Settings > Offline storage location.
However, when you go to the location, you won't find playable songs, or even identify the songs that the files hold. They are all listed as .file files. How to open or play these files?
To access downloaded Spotify songs on your phone, tap Your Library - Downloaded, you will find all downloaded songs, albums and playlists.
However, Spotify doesn't show where these songs are stored on your phone. Go to Settings - Storage, you can only see how much space the downloads used and the options to "Remove all downloads" and "Clear cache".
In fact, Spotify uses an encrypted file extention(Ogg Vorbis) as their streaming format- not an MP3 file. It's a way to prevent illegal access and piracy of songs. So you would be able to download and play the songs offline, but only on Spotify; You cannot play them on other platforms.
If you want to download Spotify sonngs to DRM-free format, so you can copy them to all your computers and devices, burn them to a CD or put them on an MP3 player, you need this professional Spotify music downloader - Pazu Spotify Converter .
Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in Spotify web player.
Use the integrated Spotify web player to search the songs, album, playlist or podcast you want to download. Click the Add to list button to load all songs in the album or playlist, uncheck the songs you don’t want to download if there are any.
Click the " Options " button on the top right corner. Here you can select output format (MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC/OGG/AIFF). The downloaded songs can be encoded at a top-quality bitrate of 320 Kbps. Customize the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files and more.
Click Convert button to start downloading the Spotify songs to your local computer.
Once the conversion is done, you can find your Spotify songs downloaded as local files by clicking below folder button or directly going to the output folder you customized in the previous step.
From your output folder, you can do what you want with the files - burn them to a CD, put them on an MP3 player, or just back them up to a drive for safekeeping.
Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.Buy Now Buy Now
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