Now, Spotify has taken up a large market share, attracting millions of users worldwide to enjoy its advanced music streaming service, with countless resources provided in the music library. But when you stream Spotify songs within the platform, you may notice that Spotify has added some limitations to stop you from playing the songs freely. For example, you can't download or listen to Spotify songs elsewhere but only within Spotify platforms.

Such limitations have been added to Spotify OGG Vorbis - the format used to save Spotify songs, but with DRM protection. As a result, some of you may want to convert Spotify OGG to MP3 files and get Spotify songs free of protection for enjoying offline freely. Is it possible? This answer will be given to you in the article.


Part 1. What is OGG Vorbis? Why Does Spotify Use It?

Used to be a free encoder, Spotify OGG Vorbis is now used as a free and open-source audio compression format that provides efficient compression without sacrificing audio quality, offering you a better listening experience. OGG's intelligent compression method, although still employing lossy compression, strikes a balance, delivering better music quality with smaller file sizes compared to MP3.

However, the official adds DRM protection to Spotify OGG Vorbis. If you are a free user, you will face Spotify download restrictions, preventing offline playback, and restricting music to the Spotify platform. Hence, you may want to bypass the limits of OGG Vorbis on Spotify and convert Spotify songs to DRM-free MP3 files, enabling more flexible playback options beyond the official way. To achieve this, you will need help from third-party Spotify converters, like TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, to make things happen.

Part 2. How to Find Downloaded Spotify OGG Vorbis Local Files

If you have subscribed to Spotify Premium plans, you will be allowed to enable Spotify's offline mode to download Spotify songs to the device you're using, but those downloads are limited and can not be transferred or played on other places. Here are the steps to locating your downloaded Spotify OGG Vorbis local files.

Step 1. Launch the Spotify app on your Windows PC or Mac computer, click on the "three-dots" button in the top-left corner, and turn on the "Offline Mode" option.

Step 2. After that, you can see all your downloaded Spotify content listing on the tab, and you can easily check or play them.

Find Spotify Offline Content

Since they are not the actual locally downloaded files, they will not be exported directly to a local folder on your computer. However, you may be able to find the downloaded Spotify OGG Vorbis file under Spotify's default saving path:

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Packages\SpotifyAB.SpotifyMusic_zpdnekdrzrea0. \LocalState\Spotify\Storage

If you want to change the "Offline Storage Location", you can go to the "Settings" menu and find the corresponding option.

Change Spotify Offline Storage Location

Part 3. How to Convert Spotify OGG Vorbis to MP3 Format

As mentioned above, Spotify OGG Vorbis is limited, and even if you can download Spotify songs and find these OGG files in your computer's local storage, they are only caches and cannot be transferred to other devices or played by other players. To help you remove DRM protection from Spotify to avoid these limits, a professional Spotify Music converter is strongly recommended.

TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is the ideal solution for Spotify OGG to MP3 conversions with lossless quality. Compatible with both Windows and Mac, this converter allows you to choose bitrates up to 320 kbps and customize SampleRate from 22050hz to 48000hz. Its powerful features make sure that you can have the same music playback experience after getting the converted songs offline.

👍 Key Features of TuneFab Spotify Music Converter:

● It has a built-in Spotify web player to let you access the whole Spotify Music Library to download all Spotify content without Premium.
● It provides common DRM-free MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AAC, and ALAC formats to convert Spotify OGG Vorbis.
● It supports up to 35X faster batch downloading speed to rip Spotify songs/playlists/albums/podcasts to your desired places.
● It preserves the ID3 information for Spotify songs after conversion for easier management and more convenient further usage.

Here's the step-by-step guide for you to convert Spotify OGG Vorbis to MP3 local files.

Step 1. Sign in In-built Spotify Web Player

First, you need to install TuneFab Spotify Music Converter on your Windows/Mac computer. Then open it and enter the in-built Spotify Web Player to sign in using your own Spotify account (no need for Premium).

Log into Spotify on TuneFab

Step 2. Select Spotify Playlists to Convert

Then you can directly use the Spotify Web Player to search and add the Spotify playlists you want to convert to MP3 to the "+" button.

Select Spotify Content to Convert

Step 3. Select MP3 Format and Adjust Quality

When the Spotify OGG Vorbis songs are added, you can directly choose an output format from the "Convert all files to" menu in the top-right corner for them.

Adjust Output Format to Convert

To keep the converted Spotify MP3 songs with the best quality as its original condition, you can go to "Preferences" in "Menu", then switch to the "Advanced" tab and change the "SampleRate" as well as "Bitrate" based on your needs.

📌 Tips:

By default, the output quality will be set at 44.1kHz and to 256 kbps bitrate. If you consider better quality, you can adjust both settings to be the highest 44.8kHz at 320 kbps.

TuneFab Spotify Music Converter General Settings

Step 4. Convert Spotify OGG Vorbis to MP3

Finally, when the format and quality are both set, directly click the "Convert All" button to start converting Spotify OGG Vorbis to MP3. The conversion will be finished within a short time for you.

Converting Spotify OGG to MP3 via TuneFab

Part 4. FAQs About OGG Vorbis Spotify

Q1: What is MP3 Format?

MP3 is short for MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3. It was developed by Thomson Multimedia and Fraunhofer-Gesellchaft. MP3 format is specially designed for easy download and storage on the internet. It is the most popular audio format because it preserves high sound quality with reduced file size. (Over 100 MP3 music tracks can be added to a CD). A 10MB WAV file can be converted into a 3~5 MB MP3 file. That's why it is widely used to be attached to email for sharing or embedded into web pages for downloading.

However, MP3 is a patented, royalty-charging format that has some restrictions because of patent issues. Although MP3 is not a perfect audio format due to patent restrictions, it remains an excellent and well-supported choice, making it our first recommendation. This is why we suggest you use TuneFab Spotify Music Converter to convert Spotify OGG to MP3 for better usability.

Q2: Does Spotify Use Other Formats Besides OGG Vorbis?

Yes. While OGG Vorbis is the main format for Spotify's streaming service, it also uses other formats in different parts of the platform. For example, if you are streaming Spotify content to Chromecast via the "Spotify Connect" feature, it may use AAC format for the service. Also, if you want to add local files to your Spotify library, the app supports various formats like MP3, M4P (if the files are downloaded from the iTunes Store), and MP4 if the files contain video.

Q3: AAC, MP3, and Spotify OGG Vorbis: Which One Wins?

AAC is an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression designed to be the successor of the MP3 format. Given the above information, you might be confused: Is Spotify OGG better than MP3/ACC? Which of these 3 formats is better?

The answer depends on your needs. Spotify OGG Vorbis can retain better sound quality with smaller files, but it is used exclusively on Spotify and cannot be exported to other devices. AAC boasts efficient compression and excellent sound quality, is often preferred by Apple devices, and is less used outside iOS systems. MP3, a longstanding favorite, balances file size and quality, offering widespread compatibility across devices.

Therefore, if you care more about reliability and widespread acceptance, MP3 stands out as the most universally supported choice. Its compatibility extends to a broad range of devices, software, and platforms, making it the optimal format for a seamless and versatile music experience.


OGG Vorbis on Spotify has a lot of benefits from the point of view of streaming music platforms, but for us, there are a lot of inconveniences because of the limitations in terms of functionality and compatibility. If you're trying to bypass the restrictions, TuneFab Spotify Music Converter will be the best tool to help you convert Spotify OGG Vorbis to MP3, and then you can transfer local MP3 files to any device or player for unlimited playback.

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