Listening to music from Spotify is normal and easy if you've got a great network connection or a Spotify Premium account that allows offline Spotify playback. But when you wish to play it on a CD player or burn a CD from Spotify as your friend's birthday gift, you may come across a problem – You can't treat Spotify downloads as normal MP3 audio files, with which you can easily burn the songs onto CDs from Spotify. So, can you burn a CD from Spotify exactly?
Spoiler Iris: "Yes, you can. And it's easy with TuneFab Spotify Music Converter."
3 helpful ways to Convert Spotify Song/Playlist to MP3
- Part 1: Can You Burn a CD from Spotify for Free?
- Part 2: Convert Spotify Playlist to WAV or MP3 Before Burning Spotify Music
- Part 3: Burn Spotify Playlist to CD in 5 Ways
- Method 1: Burn Spotify Playlist to CD Using iTunes
- Method 2: Burn CD from Spotify on ImgBurn
- Method 3: Burn Spotify Songs onto a CD with "Burn"
- Method 4: Burn Spotify Playlist to CD via Windows Media Player
- Method 5: Burn a CD from Spotify Through VLC
- Part 4: FAQs About Buring CD from Spotify
Part 1: Can You Burn a CD from Spotify for Free?
Yes, you can burn a CD from Spotify and even for free. But not in a direct way.
All the Spotify Music from the library or the Premium offline downloads are under a particular protection technology and can only be listened to on your Spotify app. That is, you can't burn a CD from Spotify directly with these sources even though you subscribe to Spotify Premium and fully downloaded the Spotify song.
But this problem can be perfectly solved with TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, which allows you to download Spotify songs to some audio CD-supported formats, including MP3 and WAV. And with these universally used formats, you can easily burn songs onto a CD from Spotify.
Part 2: Convert Spotify Playlist to WAV or MP3 Before Burning Spotify Music
To burn Spotify playlists or songs to a CD, you have to convert Spotify music formats to MP3, or MAV first. And lucky you, TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, the versatile desktop application, supports downloading Spotify to computer as MP3 and MAV. Better yet, the top-rated Spotify downloader can retain the lossless Spotify quality for you. With its usage, you can have every CD burned songs from Spotify.
Q: Why do we recommend TuneFab Spotify Music Converter?
A: Compared with other Spotify converters, it is not only an audio converter but it features lots of highlight functions when it comes to converting Spotify music.
Key Features of TuneFab Spotify Music Converter:
#1 Convert every Spotify single song/playlist/album/podcast/artist.
#2 Support output format as MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV(Windows).
#3 Customize the audio bitrate(reach up to 320kbps), sample rate, and more.
#4 Default 5X conversion speeds are available.
#5 Keep the original metadata like ID3 tags for the converted music.
#6 Easy to operate with a built-in web player without the Spotify app.
With TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, you can download Spotify songs in audio formats like MP3 and burn CDs from Spotify Premium or Spotify Free. The following tutorials will take the Windows version as an example and show you how to use this Spotify to CD helper.
Step 1. Free Download Spotify to CD Converter
Download TuneFab Spotify Music Converter from the download button above and install it. After launching it, you will see a simple guide on how to use it.
Step 2. Drag Spotify Playlist to the Conversion List
Before the Spotify music conversion, you'll need to log in to your Spotify account first. If you are to burn many songs to CD, you can create a playlist for them. Then directly drag the playlist title to the "Plus" plugin on the right side.
Step 3. Set up the Outputs
After adding songs to the list, you can select the output format for all of them from the "Convert all files to" options on the top right of the list.
To set up the sample rate and bitrate, you'll need to close the conversion window, then click on the hamburger menu on the top right, hit "Preferences", and go to "Advanced".
Tips on Output Format and Quality Settings:
For audio CDs: FLAC/WAV with 320 kbps bitrate and 44100 Hz;
For MP3 CDs: MP3 with 320 kbps bitrate and 44100 Hz;
Some older players don't support MP3 CDs, so you'd better pick a supported CD for Spotify song burning.
Step 4. Convert Spotify Music for CD Burning
When all the settings are done, click to convert and get the music that you want to burn a CD from. Just wait for a few minutes, and you can get the converted music from the destination music folder.
Part 3: Burn Spotify Playlist to CD in 5 Ways
Finally, you are about to burn a CD from Spotify. The 3 methods displayed in the following are both available on Mac and Windows computers and you can do this with or without iTunes. But you need to prepare some other tools first.
#1 DVD-RW Drive/CD-RW Drive
Since DVD Drive or CD Driver is divided into 2 parts, DVD-R/CD-R or DVD-RW/CD-RW. The only difference between DVD-R/CD-R and DVD-RW/CD-RW is mainly the number of times for burning CDs. DVD-R/CR-R are just allowed to burn CDs once, while DVD-RW/CD-RW supports multiple times. So if you have a DVD Drive or CD Drive, then please check if it is rewritable before burning Spotify Music.
#2 Blank CD
If you want to burn a CD from Spotify, then a blank CD is required. So if your CD has already been used for storing some data, then please erase the data first before burning the CD.
#3 CD Burning Software
There are several free tools such as Windows Media Player, iTunes, and VLC to burn CDs from Spotify songs, and we will show you how to use iTunes to burn CDs. Also, here we would share other professional CD-burning software compatible with both Windows and Mac computers with you. They are ImgBurn and Burn. Just pick up the one that you preferred.
#4 Downloaded Spotify songs
The music that you have converted via the previous part. You can get the output folder opened and let it move on.
Method 1: Burn Spotify Playlist to CD Using iTunes
Do you use iTunes a lot? If you often use iTunes as media software for playing music and videos, this easy method below will be good for you to burn Spotify playlists to a CD via iTunes.
Step 1. Launch iTunes and navigate to the Music section.
Step 2. Right-click on the right sidebar under "Music Playlists" and create a new playlist for the Spotify songs.
Step 3. Drag the downloaded Spotify songs from the folder to the playlist.
Step 4. Right-click on the playlist that is made of the downloaded MP3 Spotify songs and hit "Burn Playlist to Disc", select disc format according to your blank CD, then burn the Spotify playlist to CDs.
Method 2: Burn CD from Spotify on ImgBurn
If you want to seek a more professional application on Windows or Mac, then "ImgBurn" in this method and "Burn" in the next method can work for you. The two methods may be more complicated, but detailed instructions have been compiled for your help. And now you can refer to the steps below.
Step 1. Download ImgBurn and install it on your computer.
Step 2. Run ImgBurn, insert a blank CD, and click on "Write files/ folder to disc" on the main interface of ImgBurn to enter the Burn CD mode.
Step 3. Click on "Browse for a folder" to import the converted music folder to get ready for burning the CD.
Step 4. Hit the "folder-to-disc-shaped" button to start burning CDs from Spotify. However, before burning CDs, a window will pop up to confirm the folder for CD burning. Please make sure to click "Yes" to move on burn CDs step.
Now, you can just wait for the burning progress to finish, and then you can enjoy Spotify songs with CDs on your TV or even when driving.
Method 3: Burn Spotify Songs onto a CD with "Burn"
If you are a Macbook user, the specialized "Burn" application is well-designed to help you burn Spotify songs onto a CD. For more specific tutorials, here is how the "Burn" works for you to burn CDs from Spotify premium.
Step 1. Download Burn on your MacBook or Windows computer and install it for burning.
Step 2. Insert a blank CD into the CD-RW or DVD-RW drive. And onto the main interface of Burn, click the "Audio" and then the "+" button to import your converted music folder. Then you can click on the Select the button to select the CD type from the drop-down list in the top right corner. Here we recommend MP3 Disc or Audio CD for burning a CD.
Step 3. Click to Burn and then get ready to burn a CD from Spotify.
Step 4. Select your burning Speed from Maximum Possible and 2X on the pop-up window. Here we recommend choosing Maximum Possible to speed up the whole burning CD progress.
Congratulations! Isn't it workable to burn a CD from Spotify in this way? You just need to wait for a few seconds, then you can burn whatever Spotify music to CD at ease.
Method 4: Burn Spotify Playlist to CD via Windows Media Player
As a Windows user, you can have the third method to burn a CD from Spotify except for iTunes and ImgBurn. And the third approach is called Windows Media Player, which is a pre-installed application on Windows computers and is quite easy to operate. Follow the steps below, and you can listen to Spotify via CDs immediately.
Step 1. Insert a blank CD into the disc drive, launch Windows Media Player on your computer, and create a new playlist for saving Spotify songs by clicking the "Playlist" panel. To transfer Spotify songs, you can click the "Organize" > "Manage Libraries" > "Music" > "Add" option.
Step 2. Click on the "Burn" button in the top right corner and drag and drop the Spotify playlist to the "Burn" list or you can directly choose the "Import Unsaved list" option.
Step 3. Now click the "Menu" button in the Burn panel, then select "Audio CD".
Step 4. After that, you can click the "Start Burn" button to start burning the Spotify playlist to a CD.
Method 5: Burn a CD from Spotify Through VLC
VLC is an all-in-one audio and video player, but it can also help you burn songs onto CDs from Spotify. And for your convenience, you can walk through the compiled steps to get started.
Step 1. Launch VLC on your computer. And then you need to create a new playlist to save Spotify music.
Step 2. Click the "Media" menu, then choose the "Convert/Save" option, where you can do some settings by choosing "File", "Disc", "Network", and "Capture Device".
Step 3. Insert a blank CD into the disc drive of your computer, then click on the "Disc" button and go to the "Audio CD and Browse" button, which allows you to find the CD you've inserted.
Step 4. To customize audio parameters, you can go to "Settings" and choose "Tool" > "Form" > "Audio codec". After that, you can click the "Start" button to burn a CD from Spotify with VLC.
Part 4: FAQs About Buring CD from Spotify
Q1: Which format to choose for burning Spotify to CD: WAV or MP3?
Actually, the answer to this question depends.
The WAV format is a lossless, uncompressed, universally used CD-quality format while MP3 is a compressed music format. And WAV can create seamless loops but the MP3 format can not. That is to say, MP3 will create a small silent gap when songs switch. So for better sound quality and seamless listening, you had better choose WAV for burning.
However, if you take compatibility into consideration, then you may have to prefer the MP3 format. After all, the MP3 format is the most classic and most compatible music format. If your device doesn't support MAV or you want to upload CDs to Spotify or other music platforms for playback, MP3 is the format you can count on.
Q2: How to import CDs into Spotify for playback？
You can burn CDs from Spotify. Then can you import CDs into Spotify for playback? The answer is affirmative. All you have to do is prepare your CDs and Windows Media Player. And here is how it works.
Step 1. Launch Windows Media Player on your computer and insert the CD you want to import to the CD drive of your computer.
Step 2. Click the "Rip CD" button to start ripping music from the CD.
Step 3. Open Spotify, go to your profile, and select "Settings".
Step 4. Scroll your screen to find the "Local Files" and select "Add a source".
Note: Any audio files should be in MP3 format that can be detected by Spotify.
Step 5. Go to "Your Library" and click on the "Local Files" option to explore the imported songs from your CDs.
You can burn a CD from Spotify as long as you convert Spotify tracks to a CD-supported format such as WAV or MP3. And TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is such a helpful tool. After you successfully convert the audio on your computer, you can use any CD burner to finish the burning task.
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