Although VLC Media Player is a well-known and widely used player to play music, watch videos, and even edit or record media on computers, it is not supported to connect with some online music streaming platforms such as Spotify to let you shuffle the songs directly.
The main reason causing such limitation should be the fact that Spotify has used DRM to protect all its songs, preventing VLC from accessing or playing them directly. So how can we play Spotify Music on VLC? Is there a way to do it? Actually, you only need to remove DRM from Spotify Music first.
Export Songs or Playlists from Spotify to MP3
As mentioned, when DRM is the main reason stopping you from playing Spotify Music on VLC, of course by removing it, you can get free Spotify Music for playing without any limitation set by the official. But to do it, you will need help from a third-party tool.
TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is recommended here to help you remove DRM from Spotify songs and playlists easily, and you can convert them to MP3, M4A, WAV, or FLAC formats, which are all supported by VLC Media Player. Without DRM protection, Spotify files can directly be imported to VLC, then you can enjoy the playback just like you do normally.
TuneFab Spotify Music Converter has directly added the Spotify Web Player into the software, so just by signing in, then you can directly search for all the Spotify playlists and download them to DRM-free music files for playing on VLC just by very easy clicks. Also, the software lets you adjust the quality by changing the "SampleRate" and "Bitrate", with the best 48000kHz and 320Kbps to select respectively, so you can make sure to have the best music playback experience offline on VLC.
● Supports downloading Spotify songs, playlists, albums, and podcasts from the embedded official Spotify Web Player
● Offers the best 320Kbps quality to save MP3 music
● Provides 5X faster speed to batch download Spotify playlists and saves your time
● Keeps original ID3 tags and metadata information for easier music management
● Allows to freely customize the formats and parameters before downloading Spotify songs
Here, you can also have a look at the tutorial on seeing how to download Spotify playlists using TuneFab Spotify Music Converter to make them playable on VLC Media Player.
Step 1. Sign in In-built Spotify Web Player
First of all, finish installing TuneFab Spotify Music Converter and open the software. When you enter the in-built Spotify Web Player in it, you can click the "LOG IN" button in the top-right corner to sign in with your Spotify account.
Step 2. Search Spotify Playlists and Add to Convert
After signing in, you can use the Spotify Web Player to find the playlists you want to download for playing on VLC. Just by dragging them to the "+" button, TuneFab Spotify Music Converter will analyze the playlists and adds the songs to the "Converting" list for you.
Step 3. Select Output Format and Set Parameters
When the Spotify playlists are added now, you can select the output format as "MP3" from the "Convert all files to" menu directly.
If you want to adjust the music quality, just open the "Preferences" window from the "Menu" option on the top-right of the software interface, then you can switch to "Advanced" and change the "SampleRate" as well as "Bitrate" as you need.
Step 4. Download Spotify Playlists to MP3 Files
Finally, by pressing the "Convert All" button, TuneFab Spotify Music Converter will start downloading all Spotify songs for you in batch. When they are all downloaded, you can get the DRM-free MP3 Spotify Music files and import them to VLC for direct playback now.
Play Playlist from Spotify on VLC Media Player
Once you get the downloaded Spotify Music files, you can directly use VLC Media Player to play them now. Here are 2 simple ways to get a single Spotify song or a whole playlist played on VLC.
Play Single Spotify Song
To play one downloaded Spotify song on VLC, just open the output folder from the "Finished" tab in TuneFab Spotify Music Converter's conversion window. Then open VLC and drag the music file to its interface, the music will be played directly.
Play Spotify Playlist
If you have downloaded the whole Spotify playlist and want to add them to VLC for shuffling flexibly, you can create a playlist in VLC at first, then import the songs to create a local playlist for playback. Just follow the guide below.
Step 1. Open VLC and click "View" on the menu bar to select "Playlist".
Step 2. Now, directly add the downloaded Spotify songs to the interface for importing them to the playlist in VLC.
Step 3. Once the songs are all added, you can directly open the Spotify playlist in VLC for playback without limitations anymore!
To make your Spotify playlists playable in VLC Media Player, you must get help from TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, because the DRM protection has prevented everyone from playing Spotify on VLC directly. Simply follow this tutorial to remove DRM from Spotify playlists and create Spotify playlists in VLC for playing in more conveniently offline!