Q: “Can I burn a CD from Spotify on Windows/Mac? I want to insert it into my car and play when driving.”

A: Yes, you can do this 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 Spotify songs to CD directly with these sources even though you subscribe to Spotify Premium and fully download the Spotify song.

So how to burn a CD from Spotify exactly? 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 1: Convert Spotify Playlist to WAV/MP3 Before Burning Spotify to CD
  • Part 2: How to Burn a CD from Spotify Downloads (6 Methods)
  • Part 3: FAQs About Buring CD from Spotify

  • Part 1: Convert Spotify Playlist to WAV/MP3 Before Burning Spotify to CD

    To burn Spotify playlists or songs to a CD, you have to convert Spotify music formats to MP3, or WAV first. And lucky you, TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, the versatile desktop application, supports downloading Spotify to computer as MP3 and WAV. Better yet, the top-rated Spotify downloader can retain the lossless Spotify quality for you. With its usage, you can easily burn CDs from Spotify.

    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, ALAC, AIFF and AAC.

    #3 Customize the audio bitrate(reach up to 320kbps), sample rate, and more.

    #4 Default 35X conversion speeds are available.

    #5 Keep the original metadata like ID3 tags for the converted music.

    #6 Define the file title for the downloaded audio and automatically archive your downloaded songs in folders.

    #7 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 from Spotify Premium or Spotify Free. The following tutorials will take the Windows version as an example and show you the process of getting Spotify downloads, after which you can continue to check how to burn a CD from Spotify.

    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.

    Spotify Music Converter Welcome Page

    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.

    Drag Playlist

    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".

    Advanced Format from Setting

    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 Spotify 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.

    SMC New Converting Page


    For those who want to convert Spotify Music to WAV to burn a CD, you can turn to this page to learn more: Convert Spotify Music to WAV Losslessly via Spotify Music Converter

    Part 2: How to Burn a CD from Spotify Downloads (6 Methods)

    Finally, you are about to burn a CD from Spotify. The 6 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.

    #DVD-RW Drive/CD-RW Drive: 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.

    #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.

    #CD Burning Software: There are several free tools such as Windows Media Player, iTunes, VLC, ImgBurn and Burn, which can help you burn Spotify songs to CD with ease.

    #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.

    Once you are ready, you can follow the 6 methods in the next section to burn a CD from Spotify. The CD-burning software to be used for each method is as follows. You can choose the one that suits you the best.
    ·iTunes/Apple Music App [Windows/Mac]
    ·ImgBurn [Windows/Mac]
    ·Burn [Mac]
    ·Windows Media Player [Windows]
    ·VLC [Windows/Mac/Linux]
    ·CDBurnerXP [Windows]

    Method 1: Burn Spotify Playlist to CD Using iTunes/Apple Music App [Windows/Mac]

    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. But remember that iTunes is not available on macOS 10.15 Catalina and above. If you have such an operating system, then you need to use the Apple Music App instead.

    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.

    Burn Amazon Music Playlist to CD iTunes

    Method 2: Burn CD from Spotify on ImgBurn [Windows/Mac]

    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 to burn a CD from Spotify.

    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 from Spotify.

    Add Folder to ImgBurn

    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.

    Confirm Folder

    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" [Mac]

    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 Spotify music folder. Then you can click on the Select 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.

    Add Folder to Burn

    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. Then click the "Burn" button to start burning a CD from Spotify.

    Set Parameter on Burn

    Method 4: Burn Spotify Playlist to CD via Windows Media Player [Windows]

    As a Windows user, you can have the third method to burn Spotify songs to CD 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, you can learn how to burn a CD from Spotify and 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.

    Add Music on WMP

    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.

    Import Playlist to Burn List on WMP

    Step 3. Now click the "Menu" button in the Burn panel, then select "Audio CD".

    Select Audio CD on WMP

    Step 4. After that, you can click the "Start Burn" button to start burning the Spotify playlist to a CD.

    Start to Burn Spotify with WMP

    Method 5: Burn a CD from Spotify Through VLC [Windows/Mac/Linux]

    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.

    Add Spotify Music to VLC

    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".

    Convert Save Option on VLC

    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.

    Method 6: Burn CDs from Spotify with CDBurnerXP [Windows]

    Compatible with Windows, CDBurnerXP is also a workable CD burner that can help you burn Spotify Music for free. Apart from burning CDs, this tool also can make DVDs and Blu-ray discs for you. Follow the guide to make a CD from Spotify on Windows via CDBurnerXP.

    Step 1. Insert a CD drive into your computer, then install CDBurnerXP from its official website to your PC.

    Step 2. Choose "Data Disc" or "Audio Disc" to begin your project.

    Step 3. Drag and drop the converted MP3 or WAV files into the CDBurnerXP window. Then click "Burn" button. CDBurnerXP will start burning a CD from Spotify.


    Part 3: 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, iTunes, and Spotify. Extract music from CD to iTunes, then add songs to Spotify. And here is how it works.

    1. Launch iTunes on your computer and insert the CD you want to import to the CD drive of your computer.
    2. Click "Yes" on the pop-up window.
    3. Click the "Import CD" icon on the top-right. Then choose your import setting and click "OK" to initiate the import process.
    4. Once finished, click "Eject". Then go to "File" > "New" > "Playlist" to create a new playlist. Afterward, add the songs from your CD to the playlist.
    5. Open Spotify, go to your profile, and select "Settings".
    6. Scroll your screen to find the "Show Local Files" and select "iTunes". Then the songs you imported from the CD can be found in the "Local Files" Playlist on Spotify.

    Import CDs into Spotify via iTunes

    Q3: How to Play the CD Burned with Spotify Songs in Your Car?

    If your car is equipped with a CD player, you can enjoy CDs burned with Spotify music on the go. Before you start, just find a safe place like a parking lot, and turn on the engine to start your audio system. Then follow the instructions below to get your Spotify playlist CD playing in your car.

    1. Gently insert the Spotify playlist CD into the CD player.
    2. Then the audio system should automatically recognize the CD and start playing songs. If it fails, just set the CD as the audio source and choose songs to play.
    3. You can then check whether all the tracks can be played by using the controls to go through all of them.
    4. Once all set, feel free to adjust the volume and customize settings to your needs.


    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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