How to transfer music from Spotify to Windows Media Player? I have subscribed to Spotify Premium to make the 'Download' option available. But I can't find a way to add Spotify playlist to Windows Media Player. I'd like to burn a CD from Spotify using the WMP for playing them on the CD player? - From Spotify Community.
Spotify offers users to listen to songs and playlists within Spotify itself only. You can download songs to your Spotify app rather than get them stored on your computer. As a result, it's impossible to locate and use Spotify files in the way that you are thinking.
Fortunately, there is an alternative method to import music from Spotify to Windows Media Player. If you are interested in this topic, you can read this article to get the solution. After that, you can freely play and use Spotify music in Windows Media Player as you want.
Part 1. Why You Can't Import Music from Spotify to Windows Media Player
In fact, with Spotify Premium, there is a direct 'Download' service in the Spotify app itself. It allows users to put music on Windows Media Player from Spotify with ease. But this powerful feature of Spotify is only available in Europe currently. Put it another way, you are unable to import music from Spotify to WMP directly in other countries.
Windows Media Player is one of the powerful media players. You can use it to stream and play audios and videos along with fast forward. And you can also reverse and variable playback speed as well as burn music files to CD. But Spotify songs you downloaded are only cached Spotify files yet not get local files. So Windows Media Player can't locate them, let alone play them, or perform other operations.
Windows Media Player supports FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A, and MP3 audio formats. But Spotify tracks are encoded in special Ogg Vorbis format. It's obvious that this unique format is not included in the list of WMP compatible formats. Even if you can get local Spotify files, you still couldn't add them to Windows Media Player.
Part 2. How to Download Music from Spotify to Windows Media Player
To put music to Windows Media Player for free from Spotify, we need to get two professional Spotify tools. One is to download Spotify songs to the computer's local folder. The other is to convert Spotify music to MP3 or other WMP supported audio formats.
Fortunately, there are some all-in-one Spotify music downloader and converter in the market. They can directly download music from Spotify to Windows Media Player compatible files.
AudFree Spotify Music Converter for Windows is such a commercial Spotify solution. It is specialized in downloading Spotify tracks for both free and paid users. Also, it can convert Spotify to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A, and M4B with 100% original quality and ID3 tags preserved.
Plus, it offers the option of classifying output Spotify tracks by artist or album. It makes managing the music library easier.
How to Download Music from Spotify for Free for Windows Media Player
AudFree Spotify Music Converter offers a free trial version to test its performance. Before purchasing this great software, you can try it in advance. The only difference between the free and paid version is the one-minute limitation of output file length for each song. Besides, you don't need to subscribe to Spotify Premium. This tool works well to download music from Spotify for Windows Media Player with a free account.
- Step 1Load Spotify songs to AudFree
- Please launch this smart Spotify Music Converter from your computer desktop. If you have already gotten the URL of Spotify music tracks, you can directly copy it the AudFree’s search box. And then, press the '+' button to add music files to AudFree. Or you can drag and drop favorite songs or playlists from Spotify to the conversion windows.
- Step 2Define output format for Windows Media Player
- If you would like to get the lossless output audio files, you'd better set WAV as the output format. But it will be a very large output file. Of course, you can also depend on your special demands to set the output format as MP3, M4A, AAC. Please don't forget that you can also customize the output music quality easily.
- Step 3Download music from Spotify for Windows Media Player
- Now, you can hit on the 'Convert' button to start converting Spotify music to the audio format you choose. It works at 5X faster speed to download Spotify playlists. To make the conversion process stable, please disable the Firewall or Anti-versus software during the converting time.
Part 3. How to Transfer Music from Spotify to Windows Media Player
Spotify files are saved in the local folder on your computer well. You can locate them in the destination folder or history folder. Now, you can get down to add Spotify playlist to Windows Media Player. The latest version of WMP is Windows Media Player 12. Now, let’s see how to transfer music from Spotify to Windows Media Player 12 as below.
Step 1. Fire up Windows Media Player 12 on your computer and you will get the main interface of it.
Step 2. Please navigate to the main menu at the top-left corner. Click on the 'Organize'/'Files' and then select 'Manage Libraries' -> 'Music' option.
Step 3. Now, please touch the 'Add' button, it will pop up a new window. You can browse and find the target local folder including the Spotify playlist.
Step 4. Once found out, please choose this folder. Spotify playlists will be uploaded into Windows Media Player for playback.
Now, you can start to use Windows Media Player to listen to Spotify music for free offline. Besides, you can also burn a CD from Spotify via Windows Media Player.