How to record/capture/rip music from Spotify

Published: 18th February 2010
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Replay Music is the best software for recording music from Spotify. It allows to split, tag and name files automatically. It can also put all your recorded files into the appropriate folder.

Unlike many other Spotify recorders, it records music directly from Spotify, so you don't record any background noise or any audio from your sound card besides songs from Spotify.

It is very easy to use Replay Music to record songs from Spotify:
  1. Download Replay Music and install it.
  2. Launch Replay Music
  3. Hit the "Settings" button.
  4. On the "Input" tab choose the directory to store your recordings.
    Spotify songs will be placed into the directory after recording.

    On the same tab, select the "Audio Driver" as the "Input Source". This option allows you to record songs from sound card without any background. It also allows you to record audio on sound cards like Realtek, Sigmatel that doesn't have the Stereo Mix / Wave-out Mix option.
  5. On the "Output" tab change "File name format" if you like. I prefer to use the "%A - %T" template, so that my MP3 recordings look like "artist_name - title_name.mp3".

    On the same tab select "Record to MP3" and change the bit-rate to 192kbps (Spotify uses the bitrate of 168kbps and we are a slightly higher one). Also select the VBR (variable bit-rate) for better quality and smaller filesize.
  6. Close the Setting windows.

    Note that you need to change the Setting only once.
  7. Start Spotify and find a song or playlist that you want to record. But don't start playing yet.

    Note that you need to start Replay Music before Spotify.
  8. In Replay Music hit the "Start Recording" button.
  9. Enter "Artist", "Album" if you like. Change other settings if you need.

    If you want your recorded songs to be added to iTunes automatically, mark the "Add tracks to iTunes" checkbox. Hit the "Ok" button.
  10. Start playing music with Spotify.
  11. Replay Music will record your songs from Spotify. It will also split them, tag and name automatically.
  12. If Replay Music didn't manage to find ID3 tags (artist,title,...) for a song, you can right-click on the recording and select "Tag track" to try to identify the song again.

    You can edit songs manually by hitting the "Edit" button

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