As the world's biggest online music streaming service, Spotify allows all users to access to over 40 million songs for free. But just like Apple Music, the hottest streaming music site, Spotify also encrypts its songs, playlists and albums with built-in DRM copyright technology, which prevents free and premium subscribers from converting music from Spotify to DRM-free AAC format. As a result, it's impossible to play Spotify songs on AAC compatible devices and music players.
Is there any way to extract the unprotected AAC files from Spotify to your local folder on computer so that you can transfer Spotify AAC files to AAC supported music players for playback? Fortunately, the answer is positive. In this article, I will introduce the best Spotify to AAC Converter to you and show you the detailed tutorial on converting Spotify music to AAC format.
Part 1. Introduction to All-in-one AudFree Spotify to AAC Music Converter
Today, the full-featured music converter designed for Spotify is from AudFree Studio, called AudFree Spotify to AAC Converter. By adopting innovative and more advanced DRM decryption technology, it can download Spotify songs in AAC format at up to 5X faster speed while removing DRM protection from Spotify tracks. Apart from converting Spotify tracks to unprotected AAC, this smart Spotify converter can support for converting Spotify to MP3, FALC, WAV, AAC, M4A and M4B with a few clicks.
AudFree Music Converter for Spotify can keep 100% original audio quality and ID tags in the unprotected Spotify AAC files. Besides, to make users enjoy music easier, it offers the option of classifying AAC audio tracks by artist or album. It's worth mentioning that this powerful Spotify converter allows users to download any content from Spotify for offline listening on any device with a free account on Spotify.
Now, you can download and install the free trial version to get AAC tracks from Spotify. But you should know that the trial version can convert 1 minute of each file only. You can purchase the full version to unlock the time limitation.
Part 2. Complete Tutorial to Extract AAC Audio Files from Spotify Music
The following is the detailed guide on how to remove DRM lock from Spotify tracks and convert Spotify songs or playlists to AAC format for offline listening on AAC compatible players and devices.
- Step 1Add Spotify music to AudFree
- Please double click to open Spotify Music Converter from the computer desktop, and you will see Spotify desktop app will be launched automatically. And then you can start to discover favorite Spotify files that you'd like to convert to AAC format. Once found out, you can drag and drop music files to the main interface of AudFree or copy and paste the URL of Spotify tracks to the search box to add Spotify files.
- Step 2Set output format as AAC
- When all Spotify songs are uploaded to AudFree, you can enter to the top menu -> Preference to open the setting window, where you can set output format as AAC format. Besides, you can also customize output audio quality by changing the bit rate, sample rate, audio channel, etc. according to your own needs.
- Step 3Start to download Spotify songs in AAC format
- Once finishing customization, you can click the 'Convert' button at the bottom-right corner of the main interface to start conversion process. AudFree Spotify to MP3 Music Converter will start to convert Spotify Ogg files to non-DRM AAC audios automatically. After conversion, you can locate converted AAC files on the destination folder and transfer them to AAC compatible players through USB cable.
More Tips: What Is AAC Format
AAC is short for Advanced Audio Coding. As the name suggests, it is a proprietary audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression. AAC has been standardized by IOS and IEC. AAC is the default or standard audio format for a series of platforms, such as YouTube, iPhone, iPod, iPad, iTunes, DivX Plus Web Player, PlayStation, etc. It is also compatible with manufactures of in-dash car audio systems.
As a matter of fact, AAC is designed to the successor of MP3 format that is also lossy format for audio files. But AAC format comes with better sound quality and smaller size than MP3 at the same or similar high bit rate. That's to say, if your music player or device can recognize both audio formats, AAC file could be a smart choice for playback.